Staff News

WU Librarian Interviews the University’s First Black Students

By Julie Hale on February 14, 2017

The histories of African-American students at WU and at many other predominantly white universities in the United States frequently begin in the era of student activism, the late 1960s. With his recent project, “Telling Their Stories: The First Class of African-American Undergraduate Students Adm...

Emily Stenberg

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Emily Stenberg

By Jody Mitori on February 6, 2017

Emily Stenberg has been digital publishing and preservation librarian at Washington University since 2013. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University in Virginia. She earned a master’s degree in fine arts in creative writing and a certificate in museum studies from...

Stephens Appointed University Librarian

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on January 9, 2017

Denise Stephens, university librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been appointed vice provost and university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Provost Holden Thorp. Stephens succeeds Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, who left the university...

Tove Klovning

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Tove Klovning

By Julie Hale on January 4, 2017

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that profiles a Libraries staff member. Tove Klovning is originally from Stavanger, Norway. She holds a degree in Norwegian law from the University of Bergen in Norway and earned an LL.M. degree and an M.S. degree in library and information science at the Un...

WashU Community Celebrates Toliver at Retirement Party

By Jody Mitori on December 30, 2016

Hundreds of friends, family members, and Washington University faculty and staff gathered on December 21, 2016, in Crowder Courtyard at Anheuser-Busch Hall to celebrate the retirement of Virginia Dowsing Toliver, associate university librarian for Washington University Libraries. Toliver has work...

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...

Carolyn Yarber

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...