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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]

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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: becker.wustl.edu/covid-19. Effective immediately: All Becker  [Read more]

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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]

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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]

Archives and Rare Books

WashU Med bulletins: 1920 vs. 2020

The close of a decade often triggers retrospective pieces recounting changes over the previous ten years. But in the world of special collections, we tend to look back further. So as we start 2020, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at what the admissions and tuition requirements for the School  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Color Our Collections

From Feb. 3-7, 2020, Becker Library will again participate 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 share free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and invite their followers to color and get creative with their  [Read more]

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