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WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Ryan Wallace

By Jody Mitori on April 27, 2017

Ryan Wallace grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in earth and planetary sciences. After graduation, she worked as a cataloging assistant at St. Louis University until she was hired in 2008 as library assistant for WU’s Ronald Rettner Earth & ...

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The Open Collection —TOC02: Serially Un[Boxed]

By Jennifer Akins on April 26, 2017

The Open Collection —TOC02: Serially Un[Boxed] The Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library Special Collections is a unique repository for rare and hard-to-find art and architecture publications. From limited edition series to out-of-print volumes, the Art Special Collections holdings offer uniqu...

Olin Transformation Update

By Julie Hale on April 26, 2017

The Olin Library Transformation continues to move forward! Two new phases of construction will begin soon. On Level 1, construction of the Thomas Gallery exhibition space will begin the week after commencement. The gallery will feature museum-quality exhibition spaces and will be home to the univ...

Participants Help Preserve Information in DataRescueWU Event

By Ruth Lewis on April 19, 2017

Washington University Libraries and the School of Law Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic hosted a data rescue event for the university community on April 14. Recently, a number of data rescue events have been held nationwide, through the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) a...

Putting it back together

By Taylor Yocom on April 14, 2017

As a student worker for the MGHL, I have been cataloging magazine tear sheet illustrations from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive in Shared Shelf, a project funded by the CLIR Grant. The collection I’m currently working on features many illustrations by Frank Craig — made between 1874 and ...

Video of Sarah M. Pritchard’s Thomas Lecture Now Available

By Jody Mitori on April 13, 2017

On March 30, Sarah M. Pritchard, Dean of Libraries and Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian at Northwestern University, delivered her lecture, “Linking Libraries to Promote and Preserve a City’s History: Creating the Chicago Collections Consortium.” Pritchard’s talk was presented in Roo...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Jason Miller

By Julie Hale on April 12, 2017

Jason Miller, WU Libraries’ circulation billing assistant, was born and raised in Sikeston, Missouri. He attended college at Ole Miss, where he met his wife, Crystal. In 2001, they moved to St. Louis, and Jason began working at WU Libraries. March 2017 marked his 16-year anniversary at WU. ...

New Look for Ejournal and Get It! (Link Resolver) Pages

By Julie Hale on April 5, 2017

You might notice some changes the next time you click a little green Get It! icon to access a journal article. WU Libraries recently overhauled some webpages associated with the Get It! links, including its Ebook and Ejournal A-Z list. The goal is to make it easier for researchers to identify opt...

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Alison Carrick on April 4, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee, 49 years ago, on April 4, 1968. Dr. King was a great orator and electrified audiences when he spoke, and on this anniversary we’d like to celebrate him, revisit some of his speeches, and explore interviews related to him at Washin...

Data Rescue WUSTL

By Alison Verbeck on March 28, 2017

#DataRescueWU is a hackathon focused on preserving at-risk federal data and webpages. All levels of technical experience welcome. It is an opportunity for programmers, scientists, archivists, activists, and volunteers of all kinds to identify, back-up, and help preserve federal data resources. Jo...