Olin Staircase Named in Honor of Andrew and Jayne Kagan

By Julie Hale on June 1, 2020 in Uncategorized, What's New

John M. Olin Library possesses many stunning architectural features, from the Newman Exploration Center on Level A to the Sky Room on the building’s topmost floor. Each of the library’s five levels is unique, offering different study spaces, book collections, and works of art. Tying it all together is the Andrew and Jayne Kagan Grand […]

Washington University Libraries Staff Develop New Space Management Tool

By Washington University Libraries on April 23, 2020 in What's New

Staff members at the Washington University Libraries are using mapping technology to solve the inevitable space-crunch problems that arise from growing physical collections. In response to the need for a mechanism that would allow the University Libraries to visualize the current configuration of collections and evaluate available space, a group of library personnel from Data […]

Washington University Libraries Announce Winners of Student Essay Contest

By Washington University Libraries on April 21, 2020 in What's New

The Washington University Libraries are happy to announce the winners of the 33rd annual Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Named for Carl Neureuther, a 1940 graduate of the Washington University School of Business who set up an endowed book fund for the University Libraries, the contest was designed to inspire reading for pleasure among students […]

A Telecommuting Team: University Libraries Staff Adapt to Online Work Environment

By Washington University Libraries on April 14, 2020 in What's New

Many Washington University Libraries staff members entered uncharted territory when they began working remotely due to COVID-19. But that hasn’t stopped them from using their expertise and energy to find new ways of supporting the Washington University community during this unprecedented time of online instruction. Over the past few weeks, University Libraries personnel have learned […]

Washington University Libraries Launch Collection Space Project

By Washington University Libraries on March 2, 2020 in What's New

The Washington University Libraries are launching a new collection space project in the stacks of John M. Olin Library. The project is designed to alleviate overcrowding on the shelves. The initiative is called “The Great Olin Shift.” As the project gets underway, some collections will be relocated: History materials classed in C will move from […]

Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of Rare Documentary Film

By Washington University Libraries on February 24, 2020 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the preservation and digitization of the film Listen to a Stranger: An Interview with Gordon Parks (1973). The project was completed with the support of a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF). Listen to a Stranger spotlights esteemed writer, photographer, and filmmaker Gordon Parks, […]

#ColorOurCollections Week at the University Libraries

By Washington University Libraries on February 4, 2020 in What's New

#ColorOurCollections is a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from their collections, these institutions are sharing free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections.   Feel free to download the images from WU Libraries to color from the gallery below.  (Note: After selecting […]

Digital Object Identifiers Assigned Through Washington University Libraries

By Washington University Libraries on January 29, 2020 in Data Services News, Digital Gateway, Math, Physics, What's New

The Washington University Libraries have contracted with DataCite to create free digital object identifiers (DOIs) for faculty, students, and researchers affiliated with Washington University who publish works on the Libraries’ platforms. DOIs are permanent identifiers that can be assigned to physical and digital objects that make it easy for others to cite those objects. Researchers should […]

New Exhibits on Display in John M. Olin Library

By Washington University Libraries on January 22, 2020 in What's New

Several new exhibitions are now on display in John M. Olin Library. Below is an overview. The exhibits are free and open to all. We hope to see you in the galleries! Elevation: The Architecture of Phil Durham: Elevation celebrates WashU alumnus and architect Phil Durham, who died in 2018. It features materials from the […]