William Gaddis: Where These Lines Lead – Part III

By k.lamb on November 14, 2016

An Interview with David Ting   In this three-part series, Princeton University student David Ting discusses his research on William Gaddis, his experience with the Modern Literature Collection, and his connection with Gaddis as a bricoleur of historic and cultural fragments.   ML: Does ...

Fall 2016 New RLL books in the stacks

By Daria Carson-Dussan on November 14, 2016

Below, is a list of recently added books from the PQ Call Number Range, which encompasses many aspects of the Romance Languages & Literatures Subject Areas. Poems. Selections;”Selected works : a new translation/ Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz ; translated by Edith Grossman ; edited by Anna M...

High Levels of Construction Noise Anticipated at Olin Library

By Julie Hale on November 14, 2016

This week, noisy work related to the Olin Library Transformation is anticipated to begin as early as 5:30 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m. If you choose to study in Olin, remember that free ear plugs are available at the Help Desk on Level 1. You may wish to visit a departmental library on campus i...

Celebrate GIS Day on November 16

By Julie Hale on November 10, 2016

The Data & GIS team at WU Libraries will celebrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Wednesday, November 16. GIS Day is an annual event during which users from around the globe share stories, experiences, and real-world applications of spatial technologies. For general information a...

JSTOR Open Access ebooks

By Daria Carson-Dussan on November 9, 2016

JSTOR just released a set of open access ebooks, with a few titles of interest for RLL and LAS. This  initial set of 63 titles is available from these four publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. Below are a few highlights...

Jim Neal

Video of Jim Neal’s Thomas Lecture Available for Viewing

By Julie Hale on November 7, 2016

On October 4, Jim Neal, president-elect of the American Library Association, discussed academic libraries and their relevance in the 21st-century in a lecture called “Library Virtuality, Virtuosity, and Virtuousness: Do Students and Researchers Still Need Libraries?” Neal’s lecture took place in ...

Political Cartoons of 1908 and 1912

By Maria Dorfman on November 7, 2016

With the 2016 presidential election so rapidly approaching, it seems only fitting to look back at past elections for insight and perspective. The political cartoons of the 1908 and 1912 presidential campaigns are particularly illuminating, as they so clearly depict the same shifting balances of p...