What’s an edible book, you ask? Edible books are silly or serious creations made of food and inspired by books, titles, characters or authors. Check out photos of previous entries, and here’s some more inspiration from other Edible Book Festivals around the world. The 2019 Edible Book Festival will be held on Monday, April 1. You can source books, titles, characters or [Read more]
For the first time ever, Becker Library is participating in #ColorOurCollections, a week-long coloring fest on social media organized by libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from their collections, these institutions are sharing free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and inviting their followers to color and get creative with [Read more]
Faculty, staff and students are invited to Becker Medical Library’s Re-Opening Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will mark the completion of the library’s first-floor renovation, which includes the installation of the Feuerstein Health and Wellness Information Center, a new campus resource that will offer a curated selection of [Read more]
Becker Library is co-sponsoring The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein forum to be held on Sept. 28-30 in Clopton Auditorium as part of Washington University’s year-long celebration of the novel’s 200th anniversary. Space is limited and RSVPs are required (click here to register). Each day of the forum will begin with a 30-minute reception prior to the 7 p.m. [Read more]
We’re pleased to announce that Becker Medical Library’s second annual Edible Book Festival will take place on Monday, April 9! Anyone in the medical center community is welcome to participate.
On Thursday, Feb. 22, Philip Skroska, visual and graphic archivist at Becker Medical Library, will give the 61st Historia Medica Lecture, “And We Won’t Come Back Till It’s Over, Over There,” on Base Hospital 21, Washington University Medical Center’s response to World War I. The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the King Center [Read more]
We’re excited to announce the launch of the new Becker Library email newsletter! Each month we’ll compile helpful news, info and tips and deliver it right to your inbox. Topics are as varied as the services we provide, including science and informatics support, clinical resources and mobile apps, author support, grant applications and compliance, health literacy, archives [Read more]
Join us for some Halloween fun! Becker Library is hosting its second annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest from Oct. 24-27 in the library atrium. Anyone may enter. Simply bring your decorated pumpkin to the library during regular hours on Oct. 24. The top two carved, painted or otherwise decorated pumpkins will win a prize. Staff and patrons may vote in [Read more]
Becker Medical Library's Archives and Rare Books Division has recently launched an email newsletter compiling recent stories from the Becker website and Tumblr. Check out the inaugural edition online and don't forget to sign up below to receive future editions in your inbox monthly! This is a fun way to showcase interesting finds from our rare [Read more]
Several Becker Library staff members attended the Medical Library Association (MLA) conference May 26-31 in Seattle and took an active role in sharing their knowledge with colleagues through a variety of presentations.