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Brown School Library

About Us

Course Reserves, Catalog & Circulation
Assistance, Student Employees

Jonesey Johnson
Library Associate
Office: Brown Hall 301B
Phone: (314) 935-8312

Literature Searches, Instruction
and Research

Lori Siegel
Subject/Reference Librarian
Office: Brown Hall 301A
Phone: (314) 935-4064


Special Projects, Research, NIH
Compliance, Collection Development

Susan Fowler
Library Director
Office: Brown Hall 301C
Phone: (314) 935-8644

Print Materials

The Brown School Library is located in Brown Hall in Rooms 300 - 304.  The elevator is midway down the hallway. 
Reserves and Holds: Circulation Desk
     Located at the northeast end of the third floor of Brown Hall
     Check out / Return items
     Course reserve / Permanent reserve items 
     Pick up your requested items / holds
Lost and Found: Circulation Desk
Study: Reading Room
     Tables, study carrels, sofas, and soft seating for quiet study
     Dissertations, Faculty Collection, New Books collections (northwest wall)
     Journals (2005-present) are shelved alphabetically by title
     Reference collection (northeast wall)    
Books: General Stacks
     West Stacks – Main Level (books, 2000-present)
          Call numbers A-K 
     East Stacks – Main Level (books, 2000-present)
          Call numbers L-Z 
     Upper Level - use the stairs in the West Stacks  
          Books published before 2000 
          Journals published before 2005
          Oversized books published before 2000

Portraits in the Brown School Library

Portraits in the Brown School Library

The Brown School Library has three portraits in the Reading Room.

Frank J. Bruno (east wall)
Head of the social work program 1925-1945.  He founded the social work program and shaped it into a broad, comprehensive program.  He also established the two-year Masters program.  Through his leadership, the social work program developed a firm foundation and a national reputation.

Benjamin E. Youngdahl (west wall)
Dean of the social work program 1945-1962.  He expanded field education opportunities and managed the school's growth.  He developed the mental health specialization and started the Doctoral program. 

Shanti K. Khinduka (south wall)
Dean of the social work program 1974-2004.  He developed the competency-based curriculum which met the needs of core content, concentrations, and specialization.  He encouraged research and strengthened local and international ties.  He developed a strong scholarship program.

The above descriptions are based on O'Connor's book.  Additional information on the above individuals is available from the book: What we believe: A history of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work: 1909-2007 by Candace O'Connor.
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