Washington University Libraries Launch Strategic Plan

By Julie Hale on August 15, 2019 in Strategic Plan

We are happy to announce that the Washington University Libraries’ new Strategic Plan is now complete and available online. After incorporating valuable feedback from Washington University faculty, students, and staff, the University Libraries launched the plan on July 1, 2019. It includes a revised mission statement, a set of updated organizational principles, and six strategic […]

10 Reasons to Love the Libraries: Undergraduate Student Edition

By ksinger on August 6, 2019 in What's New

There are so many reasons to love your libraries… but we narrowed it down to 10 (and a few bonus) resources, services, and more for undergrads at Washington University: Washington University in St. Louis has 12 Libraries, all with unique features, spaces, and resources to explore. Ten are on the Danforth Campus. Subject librarians are […]

10 Things to Know about the Libraries: Faculty & Graduate Student Edition

By ksinger on July 11, 2019 in What's New

Welcome to Washington University Libraries! There is a lot to explore, but we’ve listed ten highlights below to point you to services, resources, and more available to faculty and graduate students. Washington University in St. Louis has 12 Libraries, all with unique features, spaces, and resources to explore. Ten are on the Danforth Campus. Subject […]

Washington University Libraries Welcome Leland Deeds

By ksinger on April 30, 2019 in Staff News, What's New

The Washington University Libraries have appointed Leland Deeds as the new Associate University Librarian overseeing the Collection Management and Access Services Division, effective May 1. As leader of the division, Deeds manages the full collection life cycle, from selection, acquisition, and technical processing to providing access for print, electronic, and digital objects. Deeds is also […]

University Libraries Award 2019 NEXT Scholarships and Grants

By ksinger on April 15, 2019 in Staff News, The Explorer, What's New

The Washington University Libraries have awarded the second annual Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) scholarships and grants. More than 100 applications were received from Washington University faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students. The 2019 NEXT scholarships and grants were awarded to seven winners: one faculty member, two staff members, two undergraduate students, and two graduate […]

Newman Exploration Travel Fund Opens Applications January 14

By ksinger on January 9, 2019 in The Explorer, What's New

Washington University Libraries will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Newman Exploration Travel Fund on January 14. The fund awards up to $10,000 per award to two student scholarships, one faculty grant, and one staff grant for members of the Danforth Campus who wish to explore this vast universe. Traveling into the unknown represents a unique […]

Celebrate International Education Week!

By ksinger on November 12, 2018 in The Explorer, What's New

Celebrate International Education Week! Meet and mingle with multilingual students and librarians from around the world. Traditional Mesoamerican tamales will be served. Tuesday, November 13th 4pm-6pm Newman Exploration Center Olin Library, Level A  

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NEXT Winners Present Their Adventures

By ksinger on October 15, 2018 in The Explorer, What's New

Newman Exploration Travel Fund awardees Kendall Carroll, Undergraduate winner, and Gabriela Hall, Undergraduate winner, will present on the trips they took funded by the NEXT travel fund. Carroll, a WU ’18 graduate of Arts & Sciences, traveled through Scotland, Germany, and Croatia studying the history of witchcraft trials. Gabriela Hall, a systems engineering student in […]

Exploration and Augmented Reality: Our Changing Earth

By ksinger on September 18, 2018 in The Explorer, What's New

In addition to the Center’s travel resources and great spaces for quiet study, the Newman Exploration Center currently has on display the Augmented Reality Sandbox. Built by University Libraries Data Services team, the AR Sandbox integrates digital and environmental information in real time to display how topography, hydrology, and geological processes affect landscape through deposition and erosion. […]

East Asian Library to Reopen After Renovation

By Sarah Laaker, Head of Operational Planning and Assessment on August 27, 2018 in East Asian Studies, What's New

The East Asian Library has been closed to the public since December of 2017 due to the renovation of January Hall. With the renovation project wrapping up, the library is expected to reopen on Tuesday, September 4. Open hours will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday initially. The library hours will be adjusted later in the […]