NEXT Presentations Take Place April 25

By Julie Hale on April 5, 2019

Washington University Libraries awarded the inaugural Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) scholarships and grants in May 2018. The awards are made possible through a generous donation from the Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman Foundation and are open to Washington University undergraduate and gradua...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy at Washington University

By Alison Carrick on April 4, 2019

On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, we’d like to celebrate his legacy and highlight some of the resources available in Washington University Libraries’ Special Collections. In 1957 Martin Luther King, Jr. visited St. Louis and spoke at t...

Moore Contributes Chapter to Report on 3D/VR in Academic Libraries

By j.moore on April 4, 2019

In February, the Council on Library and Information Resources released a report called3D/VR in the Academic Library: Emerging Practices and Trends, which “examines the use of three dimensional (3D) and virtual reality (VR) technologies in research and teaching, and the library’s vital role in sup...

Webb Delivers Opening Remarks at Library of Congress Conference

By j.moore on April 4, 2019

Mollie Webb attended the conference From Earth to Sky: Women Making a Difference in Geography at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Mollie delivered opening remarks for the event. The conference was cohosted by the Society of Woman Geographers (of which Mollie is the president) and the G...

Writers, Readers, and Libraries in Latin America

By Daria Carson-Dussan on April 3, 2019

A collection of titles about writers, readers, and Libraries in Latin America. These titles as well as the Latin American Studies titles are being processed and will be available shortly for checkout via the library catalog. Barbier, F., & Safatle, P. (2015). Historia de las bibliotecas: de A...

Contemporary Colombian Social Research Titles

By Daria Carson-Dussan on April 3, 2019

A small collection of new social research titles from and about Colombia on such difficult topics as narcotrafico, femicide, and other harsh realities. These titles will be available shortly for checkout via the library catalog. Colom González, F., Pizzo, A., Universidad Nacional de Colombia, &am...

Contemporary Colombian Fiction and Literary Criticism

By Daria Carson-Dussan on April 3, 2019

A collection of fiction and literary criticism from and about Colombian Writers. These titles will be available shortly for checkout via the library catalog. Balderston, D., Schwartz, M. E., Ravassa, M. del M., & Posada, M. C. (2018). Voces en off traducción y literatura latinoamericana. Beja...

Film & Media Archive Receives Grant to Digitize “Eyes on the Prize II” Footage

By Julie Hale on April 2, 2019

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a grant of $226,392 to Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive to fund the Eyes on the Prize II Interview Digitization and Dissemination Project. The project will digitize 106 hours from the original 16 mm camera negati...

The Life and Mystery of Poet Elizabeth Jennings

By Analeah Rosen on April 2, 2019

Poet Elizabeth Jennings (1926 – 2001) led an extraordinary life: the only woman to join the Movement (an English group of poets dedicated to an anti-romantic aesthetic); publisher of twenty-six books of poetry in her lifetime; colloquially known in her later life as the bag-lady of poetry due to ...