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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...

Geography Awareness Week at WashU

By Mollie Webb on October 17, 2018

Data Services is excited to celebrate Geography Awareness Week with a series of workshops and other events embracing place, spatial data and digital mapping. Please join us during the week of November 12-16!  For workshop descriptions and to register, please visit the Geography Awareness Week Wor...

NEXT recipients

NEXT Winners Present Their Adventures

By Jennifer Killion on October 15, 2018

Newman Exploration Travel Fund awardees Kendall Carroll, Undergraduate winner, and Gabriela Hall, Undergraduate winner, will present on the trips they took funded by the NEXT travel fund. Carroll, a WU ’18 graduate of Arts & Sciences, traveled through Scotland, Germany, and Croatia studying t...

Drilling to Take Place in Olin on Saturday, October 13

By Julie Hale on October 12, 2018

From midnight until approximately 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, significant noise is expected in Olin Library, especially on Level 1, due to core drilling for new power outlets. This work will occur on the west side of Level 1, near the Help Desk and The Writing Center. Visitors seeking qui...

October Is American Archives Month!

By Rose Miyatsu on October 5, 2018

Celebrate American Archives Month October is American Archives Month, established to draw attention to the important materials that are being preserved in library archives throughout the country. The new renovation to Olin Library has made Washington University Libraries’ archives even more...