News and updates from the library
by Paul Schoening - February 1, 2017
The Bernard Becker Medical Library is fortunate to have robust collections in archives and rare books that document the history of medicine from the late 15th century up to the present. Subjects in which the library’s holdings are particularly strong include ophthalmology and optics, neurology, deaf education, and the history of dentistry. In order to encourage researchers living more than 100 miles from St. Louis to use these collections, Becker Library will offer two grants annually of up to $1,000 each to help defray the costs of travel, lodging, food and photo reproductions. Covered expenses will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the visit.
by Laura Ragan Swofford - January 27, 2017
Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries working together have successfully negotiated a license agreement with Wiley Publishing that, for the first time, allows university-wide access to all of the Wiley electronic journals subscribed to by either Becker Library or University Libraries. Students, faculty and staff on both the Danforth and Medical School campuses may now access a combined total of 490 Wiley e-journals, including archived e-journal backfiles. The joint agreement has not only expanded the resources available to both campuses but also saved money by allowing the elimination of 29 duplicate subscriptions.
by Laura Ragan Swofford - January 6, 2017
On February 16, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Bernard Becker Medical Library and the Center for History Of Medicine will present the 56th Historia Medica Lecture, “Books and Bodies: 500 Years of Printing Medical Texts,” followed by a grand opening reception in the newly renovated Glaser Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
by Kim Lipsey - January 3, 2017
Becker Medical Library will host a pop-up exhibit of "50x50: Recovering the Classics," a crowd-sourced collection of cover artwork of famous books that promotes interest in classical literature to a new generation. Twenty posters will be on display at the School of Medicine from January 6 through January 27, 2017 - in Becker Medical Library and in FLTC from January 6 through January 13, 2017. This 50 x 50 Missouri project was student-initiated and is supported by Washington University Libraries. Many of the works in the 50x50 Missouri project were created by Washington University students, faculty and local artists.
by Paul Schoening - November 28, 2016
Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) was a productive one for Becker Library.
by Stephen Logsdon - November 1, 2016
William G. Powderly, MD of the Washington University School of Medicine will present the 54th Historia Medica lecture “How Infection Shaped America: Lessons from Irish Famine” lecture on Thursday, November 10 at the Becker Medical Library.