Staff News

What We’re Reading

By Julie Hale on December 28, 2016

In need of a holiday read? Look no further than the detailed recommendations from the latest round of Staff Picks in the Fall 2016 issue of Off the Shelf. Staff reviews are reprinted below. The Last Days of Old Beijing (Walker & Company, 2008) by Michael Meyer  Reading about a place is the se...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Tyler Bequette

By Jody Mitori on December 21, 2016

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Tyler Bequette was a film and media studies major at Washington University when he started as a student worker in the Film & Media Archive in 2012. After graduation, he went on to earn his Certificate in Film P...

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Obituary: Carolyn Yarber, Longtime WU Libraries Staff Member

By Jody Mitori on December 13, 2016

Carolyn Booker Yarber, a devoted member of the WU Libraries staff for more than 48 years, died on December 9, 2016, in St. Louis. She was 69. Yarber was an Interlibrary Loan/Reserves assistant at Olin Library, where she was responsible for lending WU Libraries materials to resource-sharing partne...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

By Julie Hale on November 30, 2016

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Cynthia Hudson-Vitale holds a B.A. in international studies and communication from Saint Louis University and an M.A. in information science and learning technologies from the University of Missouri. Cynthia joined...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Grace Hamilton

By Julie Hale on October 12, 2016

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Grace Hamilton grew up in Indiana and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Evansville in Indiana. She moved to St. Louis in 1988 and began working at Christian Hospital Northeast, first a...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Mark Sellan

By Julie Hale on September 14, 2016

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Mark Sellan joined WU Libraries as manager of systems administration and networking in 2013 and became head of Library Technology Services in July 2015. Mark has worked in academic and library circles for the bette...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Eric Joslin

By Jody Mitori on August 31, 2016

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Eric Joslin started at Olin Library in 2008 as shelving coordinator, became a technical assistant in Access Services in 2009 and has spent the last two years as a data analyst. He went to Webster University from 20...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Rina Vecchiola

By Julie Hale on August 17, 2016

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Rina Vecchiola joined the staff of the Libraries in 2005 as reference librarian/instruction and outreach coordinator. In 2006, she was promoted to her current position of art and architecture librarian. She holds a...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Lauren Todd

By Jody Mitori on August 4, 2016

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Lauren Todd began work at Washington University in 2010 as a library assistant at the Chemistry Library. She was promoted to subject librarian for engineering in 2012. She graduated from Northwestern University in ...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Chris Brady

By Julie Hale on July 18, 2016

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Chris Brady started at Olin Library in 2008 as circulation supervisor and became circulation librarian in 2013, after receiving his MLIS from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012. He earned his bachelor̵...