End of Fall semester 2023

All the last-minute details you need to end well at the SLC Library!

Don’t forget to return your books! 📆✔️

With all the last minute things to get done before leaving for break, please don’t forget to return or renew your library books! The final due date for the semester is the last day of class at 5:00pm, December 15.

BookShare & SupplyShare Donations 📗🎒✏️📥

Need to de-clutter before travel? You can drop off your book donations as well as school/office supplies at the table near the turtle tank. All donations will be available for students to take next semester!

Drop-In project help

As we approach semester end, the Library will be conducting special Drop-In sessions on citations, digital projects and research-related matters.

Tues, Dec 12, 1:00-3:00pm.
Learning Commons, in the Library

A talk with author April Mosolino

As our last Faculty Spotlight of the semester, Tim Kail will interview Prof. Mosolino! Coffee & refreshments will be served, and the interview will be featured in our podcast. Mosolino’s first novel, Knee-Deep in Wonder, won the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation Award. Her second novel, The Book of Charlemagne, is forthcoming (Free Press/Simon & Schuster). SLC writing faculty, 2003– . Currently teaching a Fiction Workhop Seminar.

Library, 1st floor, Rainbow Reading Room
Monday Dec 11th, 12:30 - 1:30

Next Semester: register for our 1 credit library course!

Back by popular demand, we’re excited to announce that Interrogating the Information Ecosystem will be offered again in Spring 2024! Follow this link for the full course description.

Need a cozy book to read over break?

Visit our Winter Reading display. We have a great selection of titles on artificial intelligence and books by indigenous authors. Follow the path into the Rainbow Reading Room and you'll also find a display of banned books as well as works by our faculty!

That time this fun thing happened

Today (October 24, 2023), my course LGST 3211 (Absences of the Archive: Queer Perspectives) had a visit to the Sarah Lawrence College Archives. The course is an investigation of questions of the archive, with particular attention given to the archiving practices of queer and minoritized populations. This visit was an important part of the students' preparation for their final conference project, which is an archival inquiry of their own design. Christina Kasman gave a lecture about doing archival research and accessing archives. The students had an opportunity to engage with three sets of archival materials: a contentious exchange in 1970 between the Black Students Association and Gerda Lerner, the founder of our Women’s History Program; the Teahaus Collection – a set of community created notebooks from our student-run space from 2000-2011; and the Sandra Lasdon Scrapbook – a scrapbook from 1962-1969 created by a student from the Continuing Education Center. The students also had an opportunity to ask Christina questions, as well as learn about her experience and training in becoming an archivist. 

—Dr. Daniel McCarthy

Dr. McCarthy’s class with Head Archivist Christina Kasman. 📷: Dr. Daniel McCarthy