Increasing Accessibility to Scholarly Materials

The Washington University Open Access Resolution, passed in 2011, encourages faculty to make its scholarship and creative works freely and easily available to the world community. Faculty members are encouraged to seek venues for their works that share this ideal. What can authors do? Practice Open Science principles to promote transparent and accessible knowledge.[i] Publish a journal  [Read more]

Becker Library releases FY20 annual report

Becker Library’s FY20 annual report is now available. It is easy to lose sight of all that Becker Library accomplished last year before the pandemic hit, but that work and those successes should not be overshadowed. So much is different now, yet, in many ways, the daily work of the library remains unchanged. Our commitment  [Read more]

Keep it simple when communicating about COVID-19

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the general public has been asked to learn many public health terms. “Novel virus,” “social distancing” and “contact tracing” are now part of our everyday language. Meanwhile, we know that the average adult struggles to understand health information. But it is even more complex when communicating about a  [Read more]