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University Libraries Receive Grant for Book Arts Mentoring Program

By Jody Mitori on June 7, 2018

Washington University Libraries have been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. The grant will fund a fellowship that will establish a mentoring program for book arts students at Washington University in St. Louis. The fellowship, which takes place from June 2018 thro...

East Asian Library/January Hall Retrieval Resumes

By Julie Hale on June 4, 2018

The University Libraries have resumed retrieval of locally requested materials from the East Asian Library in January Hall. Retrieval was temporarily suspended while an environmental issue stemming from the renovation project in the building was assessed. The Classic Catalog “Request” button for ...

Harriett Green

Harriett Green Named Associate University Librarian

By Jody Mitori on June 4, 2018

Washington University Libraries has appointed Harriett E. Green to be the associate university librarian for the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Division, effective Sept. 1. Under the direction of Vice Provost and University Librarian Denise Stephens, Green will provide leadership for...

Hotch at 100: Meeting Hemingway

By William Youngblood on May 29, 2018

Over the course of his long life and career, author, playwright, philanthropist, and Washington University alum A. E. Hotchner has had the good fortune to cross paths with many of the notable figures of the twentieth century. In 1948, fresh out of the Air Force, Hotchner was sent on assignment to...

Fantastic Four cover July 1966

The Black Panther: A Comic Book History

By Vernon Mitchell, Jr., Curator of Popular American Arts on May 23, 2018

The late 1960s was a tumultuous time for America both domestically and abroad. The events taking place outside U.S. shores, such as the Vietnam conflict, began to affect domestic unrest in already existing social movements, most notably the Civil Rights Movement. Although President Lyndon Johnson...

Newman Tower Exhibit: The Eric Newman Money Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on May 22, 2018

Olin Library’s newly completed Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration spotlights objects from Washington University’s Julian Edison Department of Special Collections as well as loaned artifacts and exhibits curated by students and faculty. Materials in the current Money Exhibit are part of t...

South entrance of John M. Olin Library

Olin Library’s Help Desk Closed on May 21

By Jody Mitori on May 17, 2018

Olin Library’s Help Desk will be closed from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, May 21, so that library staff may participate in the university’s Staff Day events. The building will remain open for Staff Day self-guided tours, study, computer use, and browsing collections. Services at the Help...

University Libraries Complete Olin Transformation Project

By Jody Mitori on May 16, 2018

With the completion of the Olin Transformation Project, John M. Olin Library has greater accessibility, new study spaces, more areas for collaboration and instruction, and expanded exhibition spaces to highlight the University Libraries’ unique collections. The renovation that kicked off in...

Chemistry Library Closed May 10 through Mid-July for Upgrade

By Julie Hale on May 10, 2018

The Chemistry Library in Louderman Hall will be closed May 10 until mid-July for an important project to upgrade the library’s HVAC system.  When it reopens later this summer, the Chemistry Library will be an even more comfortable place to visit and study. Here’s what to expect during the Chemist...

Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City

By Alison Carrick on May 8, 2018

The 2018 Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City will take place on May 10-11th. The third annual Summer City Seminar will feature numerous panels and presentations highlighting projects created from the Divided City Initiative. Washington University Libraries have collaborated on m...