Becker Blog

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Introducing #FridaysWithBecker

For more than a year now, Becker Library has hosted First Fridays @ Becker, a monthly Archives and Rare Books Division open house featuring items from its amazing collections. This has allowed our staff to do one of their favorite things – show people neat stuff.    While in-person First Friday monthly events are canceled  [Read more]

Scholarly Publishing

COVID-19 Preprints and Publications

With the advent of COVID-19 there has been an uptick of preprints and other publications along with efforts by publishers and vendors to share research materials such as journal articles, books and book chapters, data sets, etc. Preprints related to COVID-19 are being posted to preprint repositories at a rapid rate. As of March 24,  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Women of Washington University: Eliza McMillan, Philanthropist

The following is a guest post from Abbie Schaefer, a student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville completing an archives practicum at Becker Library. She will graduate in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in historical studies and a specialization in applied historical methods, with minors in anthropology and music performance. Her undergraduate research focused on the  [Read more]


Update on Becker Library COVID-19 Response

The following was updated at 3:50 p.m. on March 17, 2020, with new information on building access. With the university’s March 11 COVID-19 policy announcement, Becker Library will be taking extra steps to curtail the spread of COVID-19. We’ll continue to provide coronavirus-related updates and resources on a dedicated webpage: Effective immediately: All Becker  [Read more]


COVID-19 Response

Bernard Becker Medical Library is committed to following the policies set forth by Washington University on March 9 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our community. At this time, the library remains open to the public during business hours and our classes and seminars are continuing as scheduled. If the environment changes or the  [Read more]


Becker librarians publish article on curriculum partnership

We are pleased to announce the publication of “Providing Information-Seeking Skills Feedback Within a Medical School Curriculum: A Partnership between Librarians and Education Specialists” by authors Deborah Thomas and Angela Hardi of Becker Library, and Carolyn Dufault, an assistant dean in the Office of Medical Student Education. The article was published in the journal Medical Reference  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Martin Kamen and Tracer Technology at WashU

This is the second installment in an ongoing series on Martin Kamen. Read the first installment here.   There was every prospect of a brilliant career for me in isotopic tracer methodology, a tool crucial in developments that would eventually usher in the era of molecular biology, bringing with it an understanding of the molecular  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Send Your Sweetie a Unique Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! This year we’ve created four printable Valentine’s Day cards that feature some niche medical library humor. We hope you’ll enjoy them, and maybe even be inspired to send one to your sweetie (or fellow student, office bestie, etc.) Click the images below to open a PDF that you can print. Fold the  [Read more]

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