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STEM Materials Temporarily Unavailable

By Washington University Libraries on January 25, 2021

As part of the STEM Libraries Reprogramming Initiative, materials are scheduled to move from the Physics, Chemistry, and Earth and Planetary Science Libraries to John M. Olin Library during the first half of February. Beginning on January 29, each of the STEM library collections in turn will be m...

Love Data Week Takes Place February 8–12

By Washington University Libraries on January 15, 2021

Data enthusiasts get ready! Love Data Week is quickly approaching and will be celebrated virtually February 8–12. The Washington University Libraries, the Bernard Becker Medical Library, and the Institute for Informatics are teaming up to present 10 unique data-related workshops and lectures thro...

Virtual Conversations on Teaching and Learning for Social Impact

By Washington University Libraries on January 12, 2021

Recent political and social events such as the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the presidential election have left instructors wondering how to integrate social change into the fabric of their courses. Register now to take part in a virtual conversation that will introduce you to a...

Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Acquires the Craig Yoe Teaching Collection

By Washington University Libraries on December 28, 2020

In fall 2020, the Craig Yoe Teaching Collection was delivered to the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library (DMGHL). The shipment consisted of six pallets of materials containing thousands of books, hundreds of periodicals, and numerous original works of art. According to DMGHL curator Skye Lac...

Enter the University Libraries’ Student Essay Contest

By Washington University Libraries on December 10, 2020

Calling all bibliophiles! Through the annual Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition, the Washington University Libraries are giving away cash prizes to the students who write the best short essays about their personal book collections. Contest history: Now in its 34th year, the comp...

Honoring “Black Champions” Interviewee Rafer Johnson (1934-2020)

By Washington University Libraries on December 7, 2020

Rafer Johnson, Olympic gold medalist, humanitarian, and actor, passed away on December 2, 2020. Johnson won the silver medal in the decathlon at the 1956 Olympics and came back to win the gold in 1960. After his athletic career was over, Johnson was instrumental in organizing and promoting the Sp...

WUSTL Virtual Book Club

Washington University Libraries Virtual Book Club

By University Libraries on December 1, 2020

WashU Libraries Book Club goes virtual! Get comfy and join us from home as we explore titles focusing on history, medicine, travel, adventure, rare books, and literature. Virtual book clubs will be held via Zoom and are free and open to all. Please note: Registration is required for access to the...

Film & Media Archive Receives Gift of Archival Materials from Kartemquin Films

By Washington University Libraries on November 16, 2020

The award-winning nonprofit production company Kartemquin Films is donating the physical materials in its archives to Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive (FMA). Since its founding in 1966 by a collective of working filmmakers, Kartemquin has produced 70+ documentary films th...

Geography Awareness Week Spotlight: Geospatial Activities in Our Community

By Mollie Webb on November 11, 2020

St. Louis is rich in geospatial knowledge and location-based technologies. In recent years, the momentum and excitement behind geospatial in St. Louis has been growing. Several organizations and groups are active in engaging geospatial professionals, enthusiasts, and supporters in the St. Louis m...