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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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ORCID: How to make it work for you

ORCID is a non-profit organization that supports open science. Participate in this virtual workshop led by Brittney Sandler, MLIS, Research Support Librarian at Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, to learn how to make your ORCID record work for you.

This session will provide a background on ORCID and how it can efficiently simplify administrative responsibilities for researchers and support open science.

  • June 20th, 2024
  • 10:30am - 11am
  • Virtual

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Announcing a new and transformative 4-year open access deal with Elsevier

Washington University Libraries and Bernard Becker Medical Library announce a new and transformative open access agreement with Elsevier, spanning from Jan. 1, 2024, to Dec. 31, 2027, that provides access to additional journal content, makes it free to read and share, and offers WashU authors open access publishing at no cost. The agreement broadens publishing opportunities for WashU authors across all disciplines, supports authors who wish to publish open access articles, and fosters open science and scholarship by expanding access to WashU research findings without barriers in fulfillment of the WashU Open Access Resolution.

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2023-2024 Published Faculty Authors

Congratulations to all Brown School faculty who have published books and book chapters this year! We have compiled a list of publications for 2023-24 that we hope is complete; however, if you published a book or book chapter that we missed, please let us know.

Announcing the Jack A. Kirkland Papers

The Jack A. Kirkland Papers consist primarily of his publications and writings on the American Black family and social and economic development. In addition, the collection includes materials relating to Kirkland’s professional activities, conference materials, correspondence, teaching in the Black Studies Program and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, and research materials. Read More

Summer Hours

The Brown School Library will switch to our summer hours, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm starting on May 6th. We hope you all have a pleasant and productive summer! Please consult our hours listing before visiting.

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Temporary Disruption to MOBIUS Service

There will be a temporary suspension of services on the MOBIUS online library catalog, which allows users to request items from Missouri libraries outside Washington University. This is due to an upcoming migration of MOBIUS to a new operating and software system. MOBIUS borrowing and lending services on campus will halt on April 18, 2024, and the service is slated to be restored in midsummer.

Visit the University Libraries website for additional information.

Feel puzzled? Let's put the pieces together and finish the puzzle in the library!

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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!

Notary Services now available at the Library!

Melissa Vetter, Library Director, is 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.