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More New Furniture Coming to Level 1 of Olin Library

By slaaker on November 16, 2018

Following the first phase of new furniture installation on Level 1 of Olin Library in October, the second phase will take place on Wednesday, November 21, with preparation occurring on Tuesday, November 20. A variety of furniture will be installed in the study space across from the Help Desk, inc...

Intern Opportunity for Spring 2019

By Miranda Rectenwald on November 12, 2018

Do you want to do one-of-a-kind primary research for the greater good? Are you intrigued by historical work that can explain today’s current trends?  We are looking for student interns to work with the ACLU of Missouri’s archival collections at Washington University Libraries.  Intern...

Celebrate International Education Week!

By Jennifer Killion on November 12, 2018

Celebrate International Education Week! Meet and mingle with multilingual students and librarians from around the world. Traditional Mesoamerican tamales will be served. Tuesday, November 13th 4pm-6pm Newman Exploration Center Olin Library, Level A  

Kara Walker Artist Book on Display at SLAM

By Rose Miyatsu on November 11, 2018

Washington University Libraries is always eager to share some of the more extraordinary pieces in our collection with the wider St. Louis community. It is therefore with great enthusiasm that we announce that one of our artist books, Freedom: A Fable by artist Kara Walker will be on display at th...

A New Exhibit and Colloquium on Guillaume Apollinaire

By Rose Miyatsu on November 6, 2018

Friday, November 9, marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of French poet Guillaume Apollinaire. To commemorate this occasion, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures will be hosting a colloquium and exhibit in John M. Olin Library. The colloquium, titled “Apollinaire, Amou...

Final Humanities Research Hub Workshop Takes Place November 8

By Julie Hale on October 30, 2018

Students, you chose your own adventure! In a truly democratic process, your voice has been heard. The University Libraries are pleased to offer two topics for the final session in the Humanities Research Hub Workshop Series: Organizing Research & Writing and Conference Presentations & Net...

Archives Month Staff Picks, Part 3: The Making of Major Collections

By Rose Miyatsu on October 29, 2018

Today we are wrapping up Archives Month with a third and final installment of our “Staff Picks” series, for which some of our staff members in Special Collections have picked a notable underused or underappreciated item to highlight from our collections. In this post, we will be looking at some i...

New Furniture Coming to Level 1 of Olin Library

By slaaker on October 19, 2018

A variety of new furniture for the study spaces on Level 1 of Olin Library is on the way. Furniture will include tables with chairs, soft seating, and accessories such as laptop tables and “power towers” to increase accessibility to electrical outlets. The Libraries’ goal is to refresh the well-u...

Archives Month Staff Picks, Part I: Scrapbooks

By Rose Miyatsu on October 19, 2018

October is Archives Month, and to celebrate, we’ve had some of our staff members in Special Collections pick an item from their collections that they feel is underused, underappreciated, or just plain unusual. In this post, Part One of a series of staff picks, we will look at two very different e...