Social Work: History of the Brown School

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class 2016 on September 28, 2015

St. Louis School of Philanthropy was founded in 1904 as a response to the widespread poverty and health problems rising in St. Louis.  Ambrose P. Winston, an economics professor at Washington University published an article titled, Is it an Advantage to a University to be Placed in a City? In the...

A Call to Faculty: Take Part in Data Curation Pilot

By Holli Kubly on September 17, 2015

Across the scholarly landscape, there is a growing need for the archiving and storage of digital research materials. To address this demand, the WUSTL Libraries are initiating the Digital Research Materials Repository Curation Pilot. This project will utilize the Libraries’ expertise and current ...

Try Libraries’ Beta Site

By Holli Kubly on September 4, 2015

In keeping with Washington University Libraries’ ongoing commitment to providing user-friendly service and seamless access to information, the library’s Web Team continually seeks to evaluate and strengthen the organization’s online presence. While much of that work occurs incrementally, in July ...

Explore New Genealogy Tool

By Holli Kubly on September 4, 2015

The WU Libraries have begun a trial of the new genealogy research tool Ancestry Library Edition, which will run through the end of September. Ancestry Library Edition was created for the library market and gives patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and histo...

Improve Research Skills

By Holli Kubly on September 4, 2015

This semester, the Washington University Libraries are offering a series of free workshops designed for advanced researchers. There are 12 sessions, and they’ll be offered twice this semester over a two-week period. September sessions will take place in the evening, and October/November sessions ...

Library Plans Renovation

By Holli Kubly on September 4, 2015

As we welcome students and faculty back to campus, the Washington University Libraries are excited to announce an upcoming transformation of Olin Library. Responding to student and faculty feedback, the project will increase the quantity and variety of seating and research spaces for library user...

Register for Merrill Events

By Holli Kubly on September 4, 2015

On October 22 and 23, 2015, Washington University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections will host a symposium celebrating the writing and the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Merrill. Dr. Langdon Hammer, professor of English at Yale University and author of the new biography James...