SML Exhibits Committee

The Sterling Memorial Library (SML) Exhibits Committee provides oversight and support for the exhibition program that provides content for the Memorabilia Room and Student Exhibit Corridor in Sterling Memorial Library. The membership comes from across the Yale University Library (YUL) system and is led by the Exhibits Program Manager. The membership rotates annually, with members serving staggered two year terms. Additionally, the Library’s Director of Communications and Director of Undergraduate Research Education and Outreach are permanent committee members.

The Committee performs these tasks:

  • Increases use of SML exhibit venues by YUL staff, Yale faculty and students, and Yale-affiliated groups
  • Coordinates communication about the programming and use of the SML exhibit venues
  • Reviews exhibition proposals to ensure that programming reflects and supports teaching and research at Yale
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate guidelines for the use of exhibition venues and the handling of objects on display in SML
  • Supports the Library Exhibits Liaison as needed

Yale University Library Exhibitions Mission/Vision

The Yale University Library’s Exhibitions Program will support and enhance research, teaching, and learning at Yale and for the world-wide scholarly community.  Library exhibits:

  • Highlight YUL expertise, collections, and services
  • Contribute to making the Library the physical destination of choice for the Yale community
  • Encourage collaboration among Library staff, researchers, faculty, students
  • Offer opportunities for Library staff professional development
  • Present a “borderless” view of the Library and its collections
  • Uphold the highest standards for the care of collections on display and encourage good handling and preservation practices

Learn more about current and past exhibitions in Sterling Library 

What's happening now

Past exhibits in the Memorabilia Room and Lawrence Exhibit Corridor.