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WU Libraries’ Faculty Book Talk Series Continues This Semester

By Julie Hale on January 16, 2018

WU Libraries’ Faculty Book Talk Series continues this semester with three events that are free and open to the public. All talks will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room 142 of Olin Library. A reception will follow each talk. Wednesday, January 31: Marie Griffith will discuss Moral Combat: How ...

Reimagined Olin Library Unveils New Whispers, Research and Study Spaces

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on January 16, 2018

By Diane Toroian Keaggy   Olin Library at Washington University in St. Louis will unveil two highly anticipated features on Tuesday, Jan. 16 — an improved Whispers Café and new research and study spaces in the Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration. And, for the first time, both the lib...

Free Screening of ‘Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart’ Takes Place January 25

By Julie Hale on January 11, 2018

The next entry in the Henry Hampton Film Series, Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart, will be screened on Thursday, January 25 at 4 p.m. in Whitaker Hall Auditorium on the Danforth Campus of Washington University. The documentary film looks at the life and work of Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), the pla...

Taking a Team Approach: WU Libraries and the Humanities Digital Workshop

By Julie Hale on January 9, 2018

Digital humanities—the application of computer-based tools and strategies to humanities research—is flourishing at WU thanks in part to the efforts of the Humanities Digital Workshop (HDW), a division of Arts & Sciences that supports digital scholarship on campus. The HDW assists with the pro...

Photo by Bill Fryman

Vending Machines To Be Removed from Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room

By Sarah Laaker on January 5, 2018

In preparation for the reopening of Whispers Café on January 16th and the restoration of the Olin Library Ginkgo Room to its pre-Transformation footprint, the vending machines will be removed from the Ginkgo Room on Monday, January 8th, and inaccessible until January 16th. On the 16th, the snack,...

(Updated) East Asian Library Closed until Aug. 2018: What It Means to You

By Ryuta Komaki on January 2, 2018

During winter break 2017 and the 2018 Spring and Summer semesters, January Hall will undergo a whole-building renovation. The East Asian Library will close to the public beginning on Thursday, December 21. The reading room and the stacks will remain closed until the project’s completion in August...

Staff Picks: Holiday Reading Recommendations

By James Gardner on December 29, 2017

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the winter break, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection. Happy holidays — and happy reading! Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield; photographs edited with Trudy Wilner Stack; text edited with Susan Lynley Welsh Rev...

Law Library Will Be Closed on January 4

By Jody Mitori on December 28, 2017

On Thursday January 4, 2018, the Law Library staff will have an inter-office in service day. The library will be closed to public patrons and we will not provide circulation or reference services. Law faculty, students, and others with card access can enter and exit the library using their ID car...

Staff Picks: Holiday Reading Recommendations

By Masha Sapp, Special Collections Catalog Librarian on December 18, 2017

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the holidays, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection. Happy holidays — and happy reading! Emma Donoghue blends fact and fiction in her compelling novel The Wonder (Little, Brown, 2016), a book based on the real phenom...

William H. Gass Remembered Around the Web

By William Youngblood on December 12, 2017

Over the weekend the world of literature absorbed and responded to the death of writer William H. Gass, and the remembrances started rolling in. We at the Modern Literature Collection are touched by the warm tributes to Gass’s life and work.  Here are a few selections from around the web: T...