University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has made video interviews with U.S. Congressman John Lewis from the acclaimed “Eyes on the Prize” documentary series available on its YouTube channel. Lewis will give the university’s Commencement address Friday, May 20.
Aaron Addison, director of scholarly services at University Libraries, has been selected to participate in the 2016 UCLA Senior Fellows Program. The program allows fellows to consider new approaches to issues confronting academic institutions and their libraries.
Through the generous support of alumni and friends of Washington University, the John M. Olin Library will be transformed into a center for 21st century scholarship.
The National Archives has awarded $150,000 to Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive for its “Eyes on the Prize” interview digitization and reassembly project.
Meredith Evans, PhD, has been named associate university librarian for University Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis. She oversees the Department of Special Collections, which includes the Film and Media Archive, Manuscripts, the Modern Graphic History Library, Preservation, Rare Books, and University Archives.
Growing up in the segregated South, Associate University Librarian Virginia Toliver was banned from her local library. But her school library opened her up to a world beyond Mississippi. She donates to WUSTL to build a stronger Olin Library.
Washington University Libraries invite faculty, staff and students to complete a survey and evaluate the libraries’ collections, services and facilities. The survey will be available online Oct. 7-25.
Washington University Libraries recently filled two associate university librarian (AUL) positions, a leadership level reporting directly to University Librarian Jeffrey Trzeciak. The new AULs are Trevor Dawes and Christopher Freeland, and along with Trzeciak and Associate University Librarians Virginia Toliver, Gail Oltmanns and Jeffrey Huestis, they form the Libraries’ senior management team.
When Carl Neureuther, a 1940 graduate of Washington University, set up an endowment in 1987 to support library collections, he was also ensuring support for something more: a lifelong love of reading. The results are in for this year’s Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition sponsored by Washington University Libraries.
“William H. Gass: The Soul Inside the Sentence” opens Monday, March 11, in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Reading Room and Grand Staircase Lobby. Drawing on Special Collections’ archive of his literary papers, the exhibition includes items related to each of Gass’s many books, which range from novels to short story collections to essays and literary criticism. Gass also will give a reading at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 titled “How to Behave Around Books.”