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Register Now for Research Workshops at John M. Olin Library

By Amanda Albert on August 27, 2019

Looking to enhance your research and technical skills outside of the classroom? Then join us for this fall’s Workshops @ Olin Library. The workshops are an exciting lineup of 10 sessions on topics such as “Zen and the Art of Digital Video Editing,” “Be Textbook Savvy,” and “Planning Your Li...

Summer Interns Complete Research Projects at Washington University Libraries

By University Libraries on August 21, 2019

The goal of the Washington University Libraries’ Summer Internship Program is to attract students from traditionally underrepresented groups to careers in academic and research libraries and archives. This summer, University Libraries  interns Mashoud Kaba (left) and Alayzha Jordan (right) worked...

Lorin Cuoco, 1954-2019

By joelminor on August 15, 2019

It is with great sadness that we pause to note the death of Lorin Cuoco, a longtime advocate for literature and the arts, especially in the St. Louis area, who was also an accomplished editor, writer, poet, administrator, and interviewer. This recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch contain...

Film & Media Archive Receives Grant to Preserve Rare Gordon Parks Documentary

By Washington University Libraries on August 13, 2019

Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has received a National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) Basic Preservation Grant to preserve and digitize the film Listen to a Stranger: An Interview with Gordon Parks (1973). The NFPF awarded a grant of $4,960 to support the project. ...

Washington University Libraries Launch New Book Club Series

By Jennifer Killion on August 8, 2019

Join us as we explore both fiction and non-fiction titles, with selections focusing on history, medicine, travel, adventure, rare books, and literature. Book Clubs will begin with a showcase of collection materials related to the reading, followed by a discussion of the book. Free and open to all...

10 Reasons to Love the Libraries: Undergraduate Student Edition

By ksinger on August 6, 2019

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 o...

New Ethnographic Photography Exhibit on Display in John M. Olin Library

By Washington University Libraries on July 24, 2019

Second Sight: Ethnographic Photography at Washington University July 15–December 6, 2019 “The Photographer’s ‘second sight’ does not consist in ‘seeing’ but in being there.” –Roland Barthes “Second Sight” exhibits the works of ethnographic photographers in the Department of Anthropology at ...

Washington University Libraries Can Save You Money on Textbooks

By Julie Hale on July 22, 2019

Did you know that the Washington University Libraries provide free access to the print books, electronic books, and other course materials that students require for classes? That’s right—we have access to millions of course-required books that students can utilize at absolutely no cost. Some of t...

James Dickey and the Apollo Program

By joelminor on July 18, 2019

Written by Irina Teveleva On the fiftieth anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing, we are showcasing materials in the Modern Literature Collection related to space exploration. The James Dickey Papers include correspondence, manuscript drafts, editorial matter, and more from the ...