Events

All Washington Univerisity Libraries events are free and open to all unless otherwise indicated. Registration may be required for some activities.

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  • October 1, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Sociology professor Adia Harvey Wingfield will discuss her new work, Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy, where she explores “how hospitals, clinics, and other institutions participate in ‘racial outsourcing,’ relying heavily on black doctors, nurses, technicians, and physician assistants to do ‘equity work’—extra labor that makes organizations and their services more accessible to communities of color.”

  • October 2, 2019 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • McDonnell Medical Sciences Bldg, Rm. 100

The goals of this workshop include learning to write Python code to perform data analysis and visualization, and creating a Python virtual environment on a remote system.

  • October 4, 2019 • 10 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier (ORCID) provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated links between you and your professional activities.

  • October 10, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Poet Kevin McFadden and Jeff Pike, professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, will discuss City of Dante, a poetry sequence by McFadden based on illustrations by Pike.

  • October 11, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

University staff are invited to attend a brown-bag discussion of the Common Reading Program selection for 2019, Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship, by Nadine Strossen. Bring your lunch.

  • October 14, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Washington University staff are invited to attend a brown-bag discussion of the Common Reading Program selection for 2019, Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship, by Nadine Strossen. Bring your lunch.

  • October 15, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Washington University staff are invited to attend a brown-bag discussion of the Common Reading Program selection for 2019, Hate: Why We Should Resist it with Free Speech, Not Censorship, by Nadine Strossen. Bring your lunch.

  • October 16, 2019 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Newman Exploration Center

October’s Book Club selection is The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard.

  • October 17, 2019 • 9 AM – 10 AM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

A new free service: WashU ELN, an electronic laboratory notebook powered by LabArchives, is a cloud-based research data collaboration and management tool. It makes organizing, storing and sharing lab data fast, simple and accessible on all digital platforms.

  • October 17, 2019 • 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

A new free service: WashU ELN, an electronic laboratory notebook powered by LabArchives, is a cloud-based research data collaboration and management tool. It makes organizing, storing and sharing lab data fast, simple and accessible on all digital platforms.

  • October 17, 2019 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

As part of LGBTQ+ history month, the Libraries present this program highlighting LGBTQ+ histor​y on campus, focused on notable past students, events, and activists and organizations.

  • October 21, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Learn more about how to be Textbook Savvy in this interactive workshop designed to help you navigate library resources to acquire textbooks.

  • October 22, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Overview of basic video editing skills for those new to the Adobe Premiere. Attendees will learn to import digital video, move and insert clips, add titles, create and apply transitions, and export to a standard video format.

  • October 23, 2019 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm 142

This forum and roundtable discussion will focus on Open Access and publishing at WashU—to coincide with International Open Access Week 2019—presenting different disciplinary perspectives and an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences making research and scholarly works more accessible. Related topics include open science, open data, open education, public access to information, and equity in open knowledge.

  • October 23, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

There are many paths to a well organized and researched literature review. This hands-on session will help identify obstacles, plan strategies, and demonstrate library resources to help along the way.

  • October 24, 2019 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Part one will describe best practice for data management planning. Part two will describe best practices for active data. Both will emphasize ethics, organization, and sharing.

  • October 25, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Keep sources and citations organized with Zotero‚ a free, easy-to-use tool for creating bibliographies and adding in-text citations to papers.

  • October 28, 2019 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Part one will introduce participants to a demographic problem addressed using vector and tabular data. Part two will explore georeferencing a raster image and digitizing it. Other raster concepts will also be explored.

  • October 29, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

ArcGIS Storymaps is a browser-based platform for webpage creation that facilitates interactive map creation and sharing and provides a simple tool for building a webpage that combines images, text, and more.

  • October 30, 2019 • 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 3

Please join us for a day-long workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps to increase the reproducibility of your work.

  • October 30, 2019 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

System dynamics allows us to look at complex systems and understand how they work, where to best leverage them, and how to improve them.

  • October 30, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Assistant professor Jonathan Fenderson in the Department of African and African-American Studies will be interested by professor Monique Bedasse in the Department of History about this new book, Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s.

  • October 31, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

It’s getting harder and harder to tell fact from fiction, and most of us are fooled at one time or another. This workshop will help you spot “fake news” and you’ll learn the tips and tricks needed to evaluate information more effectively.

  • November 1, 2019 • 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Kemper Art Museum and Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

This event, Free Speech & Art Activism: Self-Guided Tour & Display Inspired by the Common Read, will pair resources from the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, and include opportunities for attendees to explore items on view in both spaces.

  • November 1, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Have you been using Zotero and run into some glitches? Stop by for some one-on-one help with your questions.  This clinic will be most helpful if you are able to bring your computer with you.

  • November 2, 2019 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Olin Library, Mendle Classroom

Come view various accordion bindings from special collections and learn how to make one of your own! This workshop will teach both a standard accordion binding and a variation called an explosion binding. Beginners are welcome and all materials will be provided.

  • November 2, 2019 • 1:15 PM – 3 PM
  • Olin Library

Join us and see the breadth of research being performed by undergraduates from all academic departments, programs, and schools. The poster session, managed by the Office of Undergraduate Research, will take place on levels 1 and A of Olin Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.  

  • November 2, 2019 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Olin Library, Mendle Classroom

Come view various accordion bindings from special collections and learn how to make one of your own! This workshop will teach both a standard accordion binding and a variation called an explosion binding. Beginners are welcome and all materials will be provided.

  • November 7 – 8, 2019

This two-day colloquium is devoted to the writings of Samuel Beckett, with a particular focus on questions of translation and performance. Presentations and workshops will bring traditional humanistic scholarly into conversation with creative writing, translation, performance, pedagogy, library exhibits, digital humanities initiatives, and more.

  • November 10, 2019 • 3 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Graham Chapel

The last of three lectures in the Blacks in America series, this Mary Curtis Horowitz Lecture for Civic Engagement and Social Policy event will feature a keynote talk by Karine Jean-Pierre, NBC & MSNBC Political Analyst, plus additional speakers, performances, and more.

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