What’s New

Updates to Campus Box Delivery Introduced

By Clara Fehrenbach on September 1, 2017

Starting Tuesday, September 5, in order to streamline delivery, faculty and staff located at West Campus will no longer need to select a separate delivery pickup location. Instead, individuals at West Campus can choose Faculty & Staff Campus Box Delivery, and we will facilitate delivery of ma...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: AJ Robinson

By Julie Hale on August 31, 2017

AJ Robinson grew up in Washington State and studied Near Eastern Studies and English at the University of Washington. After teaching English for eight months in Egypt, AJ did graduate work in information studies at the University of Texas-Austin. In 2015, AJ joined WU Libraries as Islamic Studies...

Olin Library Transformation Update: Noise Expected During Construction Hours

By Julie Hale on August 30, 2017

The Olin Library Transformation, which officially kicked off in May 2016, is still underway and slated for completion in the spring of 2018. This semester, normal construction hours are expected to be 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, with possible extension until 4:30 p.m. on some days. Excep...

Associate University Librarian Nadia Ghasedi Selected for FOCUS St. Louis Program

By Julie Hale on August 28, 2017

Associate University Librarian Nadia Ghasedi has been selected for the Fall 2017 class of FOCUS St. Louis’ Emerging Leaders program. Participants in the program have the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills, learn more about the St. Louis community, and increase civic awareness. Ghas...

Save the Date! Launch Party

By Miranda Rectenwald on August 24, 2017

Mark your calendar for October 11, 2017, 7:00 pm and join us at the Missouri History Museum for the official Launch Party for Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis. Since May 2016 work has been underway to document over 750 locations that are part of LGBTQ history in the St. Louis region.   Many people have co...

Improvements Introduced to WU Libraries’ Homepage

By Julie Hale on August 23, 2017

  WU Libraries have been working to improve the user experience on the current Libraries website. Our first priority has been to make the homepage simpler, more user friendly and functional. Please note that the entire website has not been redesigned. We’ve simply implemented changes to the ...

WU Libraries Welcome New and Returning Students

By Julie Hale on August 23, 2017

Olin Library is undergoing a renovation, but the building is open as usual, and library staff are getting ready for the new semester! A welcome table for students will be set up in the lobby of Olin beginning at 9:00 a.m. this Friday, August 25. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provi...

Eclipse Day!

By Sonya Rooney on August 21, 2017

It’s Eclipse Day! Washington University faculty, staff, and students have enjoyed and explored eclipses in the past, too. A total solar eclipse occurred on January 1, 1889. Washington University sent the director of the WU Observatory and faculty to California’s Sacramento Valley to v...

The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement

New Exhibit: The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement

By Alison Carrick on August 16, 2017

The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement, August-December 2017 Washington University Libraries Special Collections presents a new exhibit, “The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement,” curated by practicum student Natalie Whitaker and on d...

Emmett Till: What Were We Seeing Then, What Are We Saying Now?

By l.sylvander on August 9, 2017

October 3, 1955: Life publishes Frank McMahon’s illustrations from the trial of Emmett Till’s murderers. Often considered the full igniting spark of the civil rights movement, Till’s lynching continues to provoke conversations surrounding race relations in the United States toda...