Libraries’ Essay Competition Offers Cash Prizes to Students

The Washington University Libraries are giving away cash prizes to the students who write the best short essays about their personal book collections. That’s right, students — ponder the contents of your bookshelves, write a brief essay, and you could win cash. The Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition is now in its 33rd year. […]

Select Applications Temporarily Unavailable Over Winter Break

By Washington University Libraries on December 16, 2019 in What's New

On December 19-20, a number of library applications, including Illiad, Ares, the Digital Gateway, and Wowza, will be inaccessible due to scheduled maintenance. Additionally, a number of library resources, including licensed journals, will be inaccessible January 2-8 due to maintenance. We appreciate your patience during these windows of time.  

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week with the Washington University Libraries

By Dorris Scott on October 28, 2019 in Data Services News, Data Services Projects, What's New

Geography Awareness Week (GAW) takes place November 10-16. An international event that promotes the importance of geography in people’s lives, GAW was created by a joint resolution in the U.S. Congress in 1987 and is held annually on the third week of November. To celebrate the week, on November 11-15, staff members from the University […]

Register Now for Workshops @ Olin Library

By Washington University Libraries on October 17, 2019 in What's New

If you missed the first round of Workshops @ Olin Library, you’re in luck! Due to the interest and buzz surrounding this free series, we decided to add more sessions. The workshops will take place October 21-November 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Instruction Room 2 on Level 1 of John M. Olin Library. Topics include […]

Film & Media Archive Completes Grant-Funded Digitization Project

By Barry Kelley on October 16, 2019 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the project “Level Playing Field: Digitizing and Disseminating William Miles’ Black Champions Interviews.” The project was completed with the support of a 2018 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The grant of $27,228 supported the work of Film & Media Archive staff, who reassembled and […]

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Features Film & Media Archive’s “Great Depression Interviews”

By Washington University Libraries on October 15, 2019 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has contributed the digitized series The Great Depression Interviews to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). The series is now featured on the AAPB website. Led by the Library of Congress and the WGBH Educational Foundation, the AAPB is an organization that seeks to become a focal […]

Strategic Plan Moves Forward

By University Libraries on October 8, 2019 in Strategic Plan, What's New

The Washington University Libraries’ new Strategic Plan has been published online. After incorporating valuable feedback from Washington University faculty, students, and staff, the University Libraries launched the plan on July 1, 2019. It will guide the organization through 2024. In recent weeks, much progress has been made regarding the execution of the plan. Libraries staff […]

Washington University Libraries Celebrate Work of Samuel Beckett

By Washington University Libraries on October 4, 2019 in English & American Literature, Manuscripts, What's New

A new exhibit and upcoming colloquium at the Washington University Libraries celebrate the life and work of Irish writer Samuel Beckett (1906–1989). Beckett won the Nobel Prize in Literature 50 years ago this year, and 2019 also marks the 30th anniversary of his death. The exhibit and colloquium commemorate his immeasurable influence on literature and […]

Inauguration Activities to Take Place in and Around Olin Library

By Washington University Libraries on September 30, 2019 in What's New

Thursday, October 3, will be an especially active day in John M. Olin Library, as some spaces in and around the library will support activities related to the inauguration of Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Library users may begin to notice more foot traffic and activity than normal on October 2, as preparations for the inauguration […]

Acquisition Spotlight: The Rose O’Neill Collection at the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

By Washington University Libraries on September 17, 2019 in Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, What's New

A new acquisition at Washington University Libraries’ D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library (DMGHL), the Rose O’Neill Collection consists of original artwork and published materials, including books and tear sheets, of the artist’s work. A successful cartoonist and illustrator, O’Neill (1874–1944) was at one time the highest paid female in the industry. Her artwork appeared […]