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Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Aims to Improve Content on Women and the Arts

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10 percent of its contributors identify as women. In an effort to improve representation, the international campaign Art+Feminism was established to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women to participate in the online research tool. As part of […]

Libraries receive $50,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

By ksinger on February 26, 2018 in Manuscripts, University Archives & Local History, What's New

Funding will support the Libraries’ Modern Literature Collection and the digitization of student publications   Washington University Libraries have been awarded a $50,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award to the Libraries was made by Newman’s Own Foundation as part of its […]

The Sky Room on Level 3 of Olin Library

New Study and Research Spaces Open in Olin Library

By ksinger on January 23, 2018 in What's New

As part of the Olin Library Transformation project, visitors to John M. Olin Library can now use two new study spaces. The new Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration features the collaborative study space Risa’s Landing on Level 2 and the quiet study space in the Sky Room on Level 3. The exterior of the tower, […]

Photo by Bill Fryman

Vending Machines To Be Removed from Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room

By Sarah Laaker on January 5, 2018 in What's New

In preparation for the reopening of Whispers Café on January 16th and the restoration of the Olin Library Ginkgo Room to its pre-Transformation footprint, the vending machines will be removed from the Ginkgo Room on Monday, January 8th, and inaccessible until January 16th. On the 16th, the snack, coffee, and Coca-Cola vending machines will again […]

Law Library Will Be Closed on January 4

By ksinger on December 28, 2017 in What's New

On Thursday January 4, 2018, the Law Library staff will have an inter-office in service day. The library will be closed to public patrons and we will not provide circulation or reference services. Law faculty, students, and others with card access can enter and exit the library using their ID card.   The Law Library will reopen […]

‘Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America’ Launches

By ksinger on November 27, 2017 in What's New

The Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce the launch of the Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (JRISMA) with Washington University Libraries. JRISMA features scholarly works in the fields of social work, public health, economics, […]

Lorcan Dempsey

Video of Lorcan Dempsey’s Thomas Lecture Now Available

By ksinger on October 23, 2017 in What's New

On October 9, 2017, Lorcan Dempsey, vice president of membership and research, and chief strategist at the Online Computer Library Center, delivered his lecture, “Libraries, Library Users, and Collections.” Dempsey gave his talk in the Formal Lounge of the Women’s Building on Washington University in St. Louis’ Danforth Campus. It was part of the Jack […]