Fall 2023 Newsletter from Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) is pleased to share with you our Fall 2023 newsletter, The Primary Source. In this edition we welcome a new colleague in A&SC, open our call for applications for the 2024 James W. Scott Research Fellowships, introduce our most recent Fellows and their presentation topics, and feature some new donations of collection material that have directly supported student learning in A&SC.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this issue, and we welcome your questions and feedback.

Additional Recent News

Spring 2024 Subscriptions Update

The Western Libraries has finalized the outcomes of the 2023-24 subscription review process. These changes, most of which will take effect on January 1, 2025, are part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the university’s portfolio of journal, database, and e-book subscriptions remains dynamic and relevant.

Open Studio for Current & Prospective Graduate Students

Table covered in sticky notes, paper, pens; hands and arms of three different people sitting and writing around the table.
Open Studio is a casual weekly meetup held in the ISB Collaborative Space, offering graduate students a great way to strengthen independent skills and structure regular work time while also connecting with other graduate students.

LIBR 341: Customizable Library Practicum Offered in Spring

Students reading and studying together in the library on the skybridge.,
LIBR 341 provides flexible support for students who need extra help with the academic literacies of research, reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Winter 2024 Subscriptions Update: How to Share Your Input

Western students, faculty, and staff can now review the 2023 -2024 subscription review list and will have until Sunday, March 10 to submit their feedback.