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.”
Several librarians at Washington University are offering a series of free workshops this spring to help students, faculty, and staff tap the practical powers of Twitter. Each of the sessions is held in Olin Library’s Arc (Level A) at 3 p.m. on various Thursdays throughout the spring semester. Upcoming sessions will include the following topics: professional development and the job search; photography and images; and the use of hashtags.
The ability to access, search, and interact with legal case documents that record the freedom suits of former slaves is now just a browser click away, thanks to a major initiative of the Digital Library Services unit of Washington University Libraries. The Libraries secured funding for the project from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, with the Missouri History Museum as an institutional partner. (VIDEO)
The WUSTL Geographic Information Systems office has moved from the Office of the Provost to Washington University Libraries. Leaders say it’s a natural fit as GIS serves all faculty, students and staff.
Over the course of 30-plus years and more than 20 documentaries, Ken Burns’ films have illuminated the country’s past and brought history to life through techniques such as first person narration. For these lasting contributions, Burns will receive WUSTL’s International Humanities Medal. The event on Friday, Nov. 16, includes a preview and commentary of his upcoming films.
Acclaimed poet Carl Phillips will help relaunch WUSTL’s Modern Literature Reading Series when he does a reading of the late poet Robert Creeley’s work at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. The event, which is sponsored by University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections, will also feature two master of fine arts students reading the work of two 20th-century poets.
“Remembering 9/11,” an exhibition featuring artifacts that reveal 9/11’s impact, is on view at Olin Library through Sunday, Sept. 30. The exhibition features material from University Archives and material collected for Remembering 9/11, a cultural archives project launched by American Culture Studies in Arts & Sciences exploring memories of 9/11 at the university and in the culture as a whole.