Lorin Cuoco, 1954-2019

By joelminor on August 15, 2019

It is with great sadness that we pause to note the death of Lorin Cuoco, a longtime advocate for literature and the arts, especially in the St. Louis area, who was also an accomplished editor, writer, poet, administrator, and interviewer. This recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch contain...

Washington University Libraries Launch Strategic Plan

By Julie Hale on August 15, 2019

We are happy to announce that the Washington University Libraries’ new Strategic Plan is now complete and available online. After incorporating valuable feedback from Washington University faculty, students, and staff, the University Libraries launched the plan on July 1, 2019. It includes a revi...

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Race, HIV/AIDS, and Health Care Access in 1980s St. Louis

By Eliza Murray, graduate student in history at UMSL on August 14, 2019

In conjunction with programs at The Griot Museum of Black History, Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis is taking a closer look at the history of HIV/AIDS and sexual health in St. Louis.  This post by Mapping Project intern Eliza Murray focuses on the 1980s. In the mid-1980s, efforts to understand, treat, and...

Film & Media Archive Receives Grant to Preserve Rare Gordon Parks Documentary

By Washington University Libraries on August 13, 2019

Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has received a National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) Basic Preservation Grant to preserve and digitize the film Listen to a Stranger: An Interview with Gordon Parks (1973). The NFPF awarded a grant of $4,960 to support the project. ...

British Library Newspapers – Full Access, All Modules

By Kristine Helbling on August 13, 2019

WU Libraries now has access to all five modules of the British Library Newspapers online collection, spanning the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. The collections include national and regional newspapers, with some full and some incomplete runs. In addition to making image adjustments...

WashU Libraries Launches New Book Club Series

By Jennifer Killion on August 8, 2019

Join us as we explore both fiction and non-fiction titles, with selections focusing on history, medicine, travel, adventure, rare books, and literature. Book Clubs will begin with a showcase of collection materials related to the reading, followed by a discussion of the book. Free and open to all...

ORCID and NIH Grant Announcement

By Melissa Vetter on August 7, 2019

—From the Bernard Becker Medical Library Becker Blog The NIH recently announced that ORCID IDs will soon be required for many grants offered by the NIH, AHRQ and CDC. This requirement focuses on individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career developme...

10 Reasons to Love the Libraries: Undergraduate Student Edition

By ksinger on August 6, 2019

There are so many reasons to love your libraries… but we narrowed it down to 10 (and a few bonus) resources, services, and more for undergrads at Washington University: Washington University in St. Louis has 12 Libraries, all with unique features, spaces, and resources to explore. Ten are o...