Learn more about library Special Collections


Special Collections Reference Librarian Rachel Ernst is hosting weekly drop-in sessions for students to learn more about the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Special Collections. The sessions take place every Monday at 10:30-11:30 a.m. in room 4300 (the open area in the Special Collections).

The weekly reference hour is an informal introduction to Special Collections. No appointment or research project is needed; instead, you can walk in, look at a few representative items from the collection, and learn what makes them unique or interesting. Ernst will present during the hour to answer questions, show how to set up an appointment or offer techniques for searching the library category for Special Collections materials.

The materials for the reference hour change each week, offering a varied snapshot of Special Collections. Anyone wishing to engage with books, manuscripts and multimedia from these collections is welcome to stop by.