Fees removed for remote access to Becker resources

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and the campus shifted to remote work, Becker Library quickly opened up remote (proxy) access to its e-books, journals and databases – which was previously obtained through paid individual accounts – to be freely accessible to all School of Medicine faculty and staff (students already received free access). As it  [Read more]


Becker Library joins new Office of Health Information and Data Science

The School of Medicine recently announced that Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, director of the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named associate dean for health information and data science, and chief data scientist for the School of Medicine. As associate dean, Dr. Payne will oversee the Institute for Informatics with its newly  [Read more]


WashU authors get 25% off Elsevier open access processing charges

Washington University’s recently renewed contract with Elsevier extends a 25% discount on article processing charges for open access articles in most Elsevier journals. Please check the Washington University in St. Louis Journal Finder List to confirm eligible titles. The discount applies to corresponding authors from Washington University in St. Louis whose manuscripts were submitted to eligible Elsevier  [Read more]


Statement on Racial Discrimination and Inequities

At Becker Library we recognize that we have a responsibility to work to end racial discrimination and inequities. We are committed to exposing racism and taking action to foster equity, inclusivity, and diversity within our library and our community. We strive to be a catalyst for knowledge and discovery in a manner that is inclusive of all  [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]


Profiles Pilot Extended Through 2020, Scope Expanded

Thanks to the thoughtful feedback provided by faculty, staff and students during the initial pilot phase, the School of Medicine recently decided to extend the pilot of Profiles at Washington University School of Medicine through the end of 2020. Among the changes planned in this next phase of the pilot are: Expanding the scope to  [Read more]


Becker Library Annual Report for FY2019 Now Available

Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019) was filled with continued innovation, thriving partnerships and diligent stewardship of our world-class resources. Find details, collection and usage statistics, and more in the full FY19 Annual Report Booklet and FY19 Annual Report Supplement and Appendices. Key points are below. BUILDING ON STRONG FOUNDATIONS FY 2019  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Travel Scholarships Available for Archives and Rare Books Collections Use

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  [Read more]


Chris Sorensen brings data management and sharing services, REDCap workshops to Becker Library

Chris Sorensen, PhD, recently joined Becker Library as a senior support scientist in the library’s new Division of Data and Research Computing. Sorensen comes to the library from the Program in Physical Therapy here at Washington University School of Medicine where he completed his doctorate in movement science before working as a staff scientist managing  [Read more]

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