Harriett Green

Harriett Green Named Associate University Librarian

By ksinger on June 4, 2018 in Staff News, What's New

Washington University Libraries has appointed Harriett E. Green to be the associate university librarian for the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Division, effective Sept. 1. Under the direction of Vice Provost and University Librarian Denise Stephens, Green will provide leadership for the division, including technology infrastructure planning and innovative programming in support of technology-dependent inquiry, […]

South entrance of John M. Olin Library

Olin Library’s Help Desk Closed on May 21

By ksinger on May 17, 2018 in What's New

Olin Library’s Help Desk will be closed from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, May 21, so that library staff may participate in the university’s Staff Day events. The building will remain open for Staff Day self-guided tours, study, computer use, and browsing collections. Services at the Help Desk will not be available, however, including research […]

University Libraries Complete Olin Transformation Project

By ksinger on May 16, 2018 in What's New

With the completion of the Olin Transformation Project, John M. Olin Library has greater accessibility, new study spaces, more areas for collaboration and instruction, and expanded exhibition spaces to highlight the University Libraries’ unique collections. The renovation that kicked off in May 2016 has added about 20,000 square feet to the library building. As part […]

University Libraries Award 7 NEXT Scholarships and Grants

By ksinger on May 4, 2018 in The Explorer, What's New

Washington University Libraries has awarded the inaugural Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) scholarships and grants. The NEXT awards are made possible through a generous donation from the Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman Foundation and are open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to faculty and staff. The 2018 NEXT was awarded to […]

Special Collections to Have Limited Accessibility in Summer 2018

By ksinger on April 27, 2018 in Special Collections, What's New

Due to collection moves, University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections will have limited accessibility to some of its collections over the summer of 2018, starting May 22. Please note the following changes during this time. For in-person reference: All visits to Special Collections at Olin Library and West Campus will be by appointment only […]

‘Art of Medicine’ Exhibition Showcases Student Projects

By ksinger on April 17, 2018 in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, What's New

The Art of Medicine exhibition is now open in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room through June 29. This exhibition showcases students’ final projects from The Art of Medicine, one of five courses sponsored by the Provost’s Cross-School Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant Program. This collaborative course, which brings together the arts, humanities, and medicine, is taught by Professor […]


New Exhibit Highlights Antiquities in University Collections

By ksinger on April 10, 2018 in Rare Books, What's New

“Investigating Antiquities in University Collections,” a new exhibit featuring some of the earliest materials in Special Collections, is now on display in the Special Collections Reading Room. The exhibit includes examples of papyrus from as early as the 2nd century BCE, including a rare love letter and ancient drawings. Texts from the Rare Book Collection […]

Update on East Asian Library Retrieval

By ksinger on April 3, 2018 in East Asian Studies, What's New

The suspension of retrieval from East Asian Library announced on March 23 is still in effect. The Libraries are continuing to work with our campus partners and January Hall renovation project team to assess and resolve an unanticipated environmental issue related to construction. Because we don’t yet have a definite date for resuming retrieval, we […]

WU’s Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of Rare Documentary

By ksinger on March 21, 2018 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the preservation of Code Blue, a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the medical profession. The project was completed with the support of a Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF). Code Blue is one of the earliest existing films created by […]

Washington University to Celebrate William H. Gass’s Life at April 6 Event

By ksinger on March 16, 2018 in English & American Literature, Manuscripts, Philosophy, What's New

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Washington University in St. Louis is hosting “William H. Gass: His Life and Legacy.” Gass died on December 6, 2017, at the age of 93. He was the David L. May Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Washington University, where he taught philosophy for 30 years and also founded […]