Register Now for Research Workshops at John M. Olin Library

By Amanda Albert on August 27, 2019 in Biology, Math, Physics, Staff News, What's New

Looking to enhance your research and technical skills outside of the classroom? Then join us for this fall’s Workshops @ Olin Library. The workshops are an exciting lineup of 10 sessions on topics such as “Zen and the Art of Digital Video Editing,” “Be Textbook Savvy,” and “Planning Your Literature Review.” For the full list […]

Summer Interns Complete Research Projects at Washington University Libraries

By University Libraries on August 21, 2019 in Staff News, What's New

The goal of the Washington University Libraries’ Summer Internship Program is to attract students from traditionally underrepresented groups to careers in academic and research libraries and archives. This summer, University Libraries  interns Mashoud Kaba (left) and Alayzha Jordan (right) worked on special projects in the University Archives to document the 50-year history of Washington University’s African and […]

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

By Washington University Libraries on August 13, 2019 in Film & Media Archive, Uncategorized, What's New

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. Listen to a Stranger spotlights esteemed writer, photographer, and filmmaker […]

New Ethnographic Photography Exhibit on Display in John M. Olin Library

By Washington University Libraries on July 24, 2019 in What's New

Second Sight: Ethnographic Photography at Washington University July 15–December 6, 2019 “The Photographer’s ‘second sight’ does not consist in ‘seeing’ but in being there.” –Roland Barthes “Second Sight” exhibits the works of ethnographic photographers in the Department of Anthropology at Washington University. Conventionally, ethnography is defined as “writing about people and cultures,” but the etymology—to […]

Washington University Libraries Can Save You Money on Textbooks

By Julie Hale on July 22, 2019 in What's New

Did you know that the Washington University Libraries provide free access to the print books, electronic books, and other course materials that students require for classes? That’s right—we have access to millions of course-required books that students can utilize at absolutely no cost. Some of these books are housed in the 10 Danforth Campus libraries, […]

New Resources at Washington University Libraries

By Julie Hale on July 18, 2019 in What's New

The collections at Washington University Libraries are always growing. We recently added a number of new e-resources to our ever-expanding roster of digital materials and expanded access to existing e-collections. Here’s an overview of some of our new online resources. American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection contains more than […]

University Libraries’ Instruction and Information Literacy Program Helps Students Achieve Academic Excellence

By Julie Hale on July 16, 2019 in What's New

A growing program at the Washington University Libraries is helping students make sense of today’s complex information climate. Introduced in spring 2018, the Libraries’ Instruction and Information Literacy Program aims to turn rising scholars into savvy researchers with the skills to navigate the ever-evolving media landscape and think critically about the information they encounter. Through […]

New Data Visualization Exhibit on Display in John M. Olin Library

By University Libraries on July 11, 2019 in What's New

The exhibit “Charting History: Data Visualization Through the Years” is now on display in the Jack E. and Debbie T. Thomas Gallery on Level 1 of John M. Olin Library. Scholars have become increasingly fascinated by data visualization, although various techniques have been used for centuries to illustrate complex ideas in simple ways. “Charting History: Data Visualization Through the Years” presents a history of data visualization, […]

Staff Picks: Summer Reading Recommendations

By Julie Hale on June 25, 2019 in Staff News, What's New

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the summer, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection.  Happy summer — and happy reading! Fredrik Backman’s novel My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry (Washington Square Press, 2016) tells the story of a remarkable relationship between a grandmother […]

Washington University Libraries Welcome Summer Interns

By Julie Hale on June 24, 2019 in Staff News, What's New

Washington University Libraries’ 2019 summer interns, Mashoud Kaba (left) and Alayzha Jordan (right), began their tenure on June 1. They’ll be involved with the Libraries’ internship program through July 31. Alayzha is a senior majoring in film and media studies. Mashoud is a senior majoring in psychology and anthropology with a minor in photography. Mashoud […]