November 2022
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New Strategic Priorities for
University Libraries

The University Libraries continue to support the future of research, learning, and teaching at Washington University by establishing new strategic priorities in conjunction with the bold and transformative vision of the Here & Next plan.

The strategic priorities will operate under three guiding principles: incorporating the concept of academic distinction in alignment with the university’s mission; a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and, an amplified research focus that connects with the needs of a global research institution. Within those guiding principles, growth and development at the University Libraries will be concentrated in three priority areas: infrastructure, collections, and collaboration. 
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Teaching about St. Louis, in St. Louis

Sharing Scholarship

Fri. November 11 | 11 am to noon
Olin Library, Ginkgo Room

This session will focus on ways to ethically and sustainably share course-created sources, such as digital maps, blog posts, posters, and more. Part of the Teaching about St. Louis, in St. Louis series and open to all in the Washington University community who are incorporating an aspect of St. Louis-focused work into their teaching and instruction. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
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Geography Awareness Week 2022

Join us to celebrate all things geospatial during Geography Awareness Week 2022, November 14-18. Our theme this year is open-source GIS. Workshops will be presented in hybrid format, and topics will include Python, ArcGIS, and StoryMaps. We're also hosting a discussion and brainstorm for researchers utilizing geospatial technologies. Events are free and open to all, but pre-registration is required.
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Translating Poetry (It’s Not Easy): Matthias Goeritz and Mary Jo Bang

Wed., November 30 | 5:30-7 pm
Olin Library, Ginkgo Room

Join us for an evening celebrating the publication of Colonies of Paradise (Triquarterly, 2022) by Matthias Goeritz, professor of practice of comparative literature, and translated by Mary Jo Bang, professor of English. Goeritz and Bang will discuss the innovative new translation of the original German work, which takes the reader on a tour of Paris, Chicago, Hamburg, and Moscow, exploring themes of childhood, travel, and the human experience. As practitioners of both poetry and the translation of poetry, our two authors will converse about the tricky but crucial work of literary translation. Free and open to all.
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2022 Nobel Prize Laureate Annie Ernaux Reading & Discussion

Thu., Dec. 1 | 4-6 pm
Olin Library, Ginkgo Room

In celebration of Annie Ernaux’s Nobel Prize, the Libraries and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures welcome you to a special reading and discussion. Ernaux is a prominent French writer, professor of literature, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 6, 2022. Free and open to all, refreshments will be provided.
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Latest Edition of Off the Shelf and New Impact Report

The University Libraries' fall 2022 edition of Off the Shelf includes an overview of efforts supporting student success; reflections from a graduate student working with James Merrill materials; information about the assembly series recordings archive; a look at winners from our three award programs; and more. 

We invite you to also browse our recently published Impact Report, which captures the impact and development of the Libraries’ collections, core services, remote support, outreach efforts, and more, for FY22.
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