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Library News for Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, & Sociology

Welcome, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, & Sociology departments.

Library Updates

Updated: 1-27-22

  1. W&M Libraries is launching a $100,000 fund to support Article Processing Fees (APCs) for faculty publishing in Open Access Journals. More information will be available in the upcoming weeks. For the latest news, reach out to Rosie
  2. Confused about copyright? Rosie Liljenquist, W&M's new Publishing and Open Access Librarian, can help! Drop in for office hours on Zoom, every Thursday this semester between 2-4 PM. Zoom link:
  3. This year we are featuring our faculty and their recently published books. If you've published a book in the last two years and are interested in a little extra publicity, click on through.
  4. The Libraries are once again representing W&M in the inter-university Long Story Short Awards! Students can enter their short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a chance to win cash and publication. Deadline February 21. Please encourage your students to submit their work and visit our short story dispenser in Swem!
  5. Need a library instruction session this semester? It's not too late to submit a request!
  6. The Undergraduate Research Awards are back! We're accepting applications through March 31. Four scholarships will be awarded. Encourage your students to apply at

  7. We now have access to PolicyMap! This very cool database is a U.S. national data and mapping tool that combines a curated, comprehensive geographic data library with simple, robust mapping and analytics tools. Access it here

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October will mark my 4th anniversary at W&M. Prior to this position, I busted my librarian chops at SUNY Potsdam in northern New York and BGSU in Ohio.

In the classical style of librarianship, I love cardigans, tea, and difficult reference questions. Perhaps, unfortunately, I've never been called quiet. If you stop by my office you'll see I have a penchant for plants, whimsical travel posters, and jazz music. Also, I always have candy for those times when you just can't face the day without it.