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Location: Brown Hall, 3rd Floor
Serving the research and teaching needs of the Brown School community in social work, public health, and social policy.
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Show Me Social Work: Celebrating Social Work Month

March is Social Work Month and offers an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of social workers in our region and the larger society. Historically and currently, social workers are essential in helping individuals, families, groups, and communities address challenges and achieve their full potential. This month at the Brown School, we honor the diversity of paths of social work, including those “breaking barriers” to achieve equity, address anti-racism and promote social justice. More now than ever, we need to diligently examine the intersections of poverty, inequities, discrimination, and social injustice.

We are known in Missouri as the “Show Me State,” and we are excited to elevate social work and uplift the strategies, practices, and policies that invite thought-provoking commentary around the theme “Show Me Social Work.”

Join us as we honor and show gratitude for the commitment, compassion, and dedication of social workers who work tirelessly with our communities and advocate for the most vulnerable members of our society. Visit our website for programming details.

Open Educational Practices: Affordability Plus

Join us during Open Education Week for a panel discussion about broadening the definition of open educational practices. This event will be an initial kickoff meeting for a series of events about open pedagogy, exploring and celebrating how equity is being leveraged at Washington University through open pedagogy in all of its forms. Lunch will be provided.

This event will take place at John M. Olin Library Room 142 and online through Zoom. Registration is required for Zoom link access and appreciated for in-person attendance.


  • Andrew Butler, Chair and Associate Professor of Education, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Sally Wu, Assistant Director for Educational Technology at the Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Michael Wysession, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2023
11:30am - 1:00pm
Olin Library, Rm. 142, Olin Library, Rm. 142

Registration Required

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Relax with some Origami @ the Library

Looking for a diversion or a fun new skill to pick up?!? Stop by the Library Reading Room and create a beautiful lotus flower, heart, crane, and many other objects to take and enjoy!

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Origami Art Installation

Our talented Library Assistants created this origami art installation near our Help Desk. Come and admire their beauty and then head into the Reading Room and start creating some yourself!

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Puzzling our way into Spring!

The February puzzle is complete! Thank you, to those who have given their time to the effort! 

new puzzle in the reading room

New challenges await! Come check out the new, round puzzle in the Reading Room!

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NEW: Handheld magnifying glass available for checkout!

Visit the Brown School Library Help Desk to check out.

full page magnifying glass

NEW: Full page magnifying glass available for checkout!

Visit the Brown School Library Help Desk to check out.

Notary Services now available at the Library!

Melissa Vetter, Library Director, recently became a Notary Public for the Brown School and Washington University. If you are in need of notary services, please schedule an appointment with her. Notary signings will take place in the Brown School Library, Brown Hall, 3rd floor.

NEW Database: Foundation Directory (Professional)

Foundation Directory Online data is compiled from IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF, grantmaker websites, annual reports, printed application guidelines, the philanthropic press, and various other sources. Grantmaker Profiles include: Private & independent foundations, Corporate foundations, U.S. Federal funders, Public charities, and International foundations. Detailed grant information, including recipients, descriptions, and types of support, help determine which funders are most likely to fund your work, how much to request, and what to highlight in a grant proposal.

NEW Database: Grants to Individuals (expires October, 2023)

Find scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support for students, artists, researchers, and individuals.