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 […]

Staff Picks: Summer Reading Recommendations

By Julie Hale on June 17, 2019 in Staff News, Uncategorized, 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! How many of us dream of reinventing ourselves? Writer Lee Israel did just that when she turned to a life of crime as a literary forger. Her intriguing story, […]

Staff Picks: Summer Reading Recommendations

By Julie Hale on June 7, 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!   Murder, theft, poisonings, investigations, riches gained, stolen, and lost: this sounds like the plot of a typical thriller novel. However, all of these events actually happened during […]

Information Literacy Learning Community for Faculty and Librarians to Be Held in August

By Julie Hale on May 29, 2019 in Math, Physics, What's New

Both faculty and librarians have expertise that can help students become better consumers and producers of information. But faculty and librarians tend to be disconnected from each other on academic campuses, which keeps them from working together to realize shared goals. To address this challenge, the Washington University Libraries and the Gephardt Institute for Civic […]

Washington University Commencement: Trivia and Traditions

By Julie Hale on May 15, 2019 in University Archives & Local History, What's New

Commencement fever is in the air! Washington University has come a long way since its first Commencement ceremony, which took place in 1862 and featured five graduates. Fast-forward a century-and-a-half or so: in 2017-2018, the university awarded a total of 4,664 degrees, including 2,836 graduate and professional degrees and 1,828 undergraduate degrees. Commencement speakers never […]

Still from "Won by a Sweet"

Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of Rare Promotional Film

By Julie Hale on May 13, 2019 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the preservation of Won by a Sweet, a rare silent 16mm promotional film from 1929. The film was produced by R.P. Young Productions for the National Confectioners’ Association (NCA). The project was completed with the support of a Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation […]