Campus Poetry Walk Kick-off Event

Celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth by joining us on the Dinand Patio for poetry readings, refreshments, and snacks as part of the Poetry Walk Kick-off Event! The walking route highlights original poetry by members of the Holy Cross community, following a scenic path on the College campus. The Poetry Walk will be on display through May 24th.



New Science Library Research Assistant

Introducing our new Science Library Research Assistant, Sean McCullough ’22! Sean is available Sunday and Wednesday evenings at the Science Library front desk to answer your questions about navigating the collections, STEM research databases, and more. Stop by from 6:30 to 9pm!




CrossWorks Reaches Milestone of 500,000 Downloads

Bubbles, stars and rays of light in gold and a black background and the number "500,000" in gold in the middle.

This week our institutional repository CrossWorks reached a milestone of 500,000 DOWNLOADS over 13,350 institutions in 223 countries across 6 continents. Thank you to the authors of the 5400 items that have made CrossWorks such a great resource. Engage more, discover more and learn more at




Campus Poetry Walk – Deadline Extended to February 25, 2022

Archives & Distinctive Collections is hosting an outdoor “poetry walk” to celebrate National Poetry Month in April.
All members of the campus community (students, staff, administrators, faculty) are invited to submit a poem, which will be posted on a sign along a designated campus walking path. 23 eligible poems will be chosen by a selection committee.
Please consider the following Guidelines:
Poems must be UNPUBLISHED works.
Poems should be appropriate for all ages to enjoy.
A digital version will be created for virtual enjoyment of the walk.
Longer poems (more than 20 lines) may be abbreviated or reformatted due to space constraints, but will be presented in whole with the digital version.
Library Services reserves the right/responsibility to determine eligibility.

Please use this form to submit your poem: by February 21, 2022.
Questions? Email Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa

CrossWorks Milestone







This week our institutional repository CrossWorks reached a milestone of 5000 uploaded items with Fr. Kuzniewski’s history “This Holy Cross”. Books, journals, articles, catalogs, oral histories, photos, sunken ships and more are just a click away @




New Digital Exhibit: A Day in the Life

New Digital Exhibit

A Day in the Life: Student Life Through the Years is a new series of digital exhibits created by the staff of the College of the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections on the ArcGIS StoryMaps platform. These exhibits provide the viewer with snapshots of life at Holy Cross during different decades. The photographs, videos and other archival materials used to enrich this experience are drawn from the Archives’ collections. We chose to begin our historical tour of Holy Cross with the 1940s to highlight a promotional video that was digitized in 2020. More exhibits will be added to this series in the future – stay tuned for future additions!

Visit the exhibits at:

Welcoming our new Peer Research Consultant!

Hi! My name is Liv Curnen, and I am the new Peer Research Consultant (PRC) in Dinand Library! I am a junior Sociology major and Deaf Studies minor from Auburn, MA. (I’m always close by!) This summer, I’ll be working with the awesome Dinand Library staff to keep us all connected through social media, so look out for posts with my signature, LC ’23! On campus, my favorite spot to do homework is the study space in the O’Kane basement, so you can usually find me working there! When I’m not doing homework, I’m usually working on something cool with our student-run theatre group, Alternate College Theatre (ACT). If you run into me on campus, I’ve usually got my favorite CoolBeans drink in hand, a black iced tea with an extra shot of raspberry in it. (I highly recommend giving it a try) In the fall, I’m really looking forward to connecting with students and helping them with their research! You’ll be able to book an appointment to chat with me, or, you can visit my office, Dinand 203! LC ’23