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Book Club: 'Rachel Carson and Her Sisters' April 23

March 27, 2018

In honor of Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dr. Robert K. Musil's April visit, Webster University Book Club will read and discuss his 2014 book, "Rachel Carson and her Sisters: Extraordinary Women who Have Shaped America’s Environment." The book examines the activists, scientists, and writers who both influenced Carson and whom she influenced. Join us on April 23 at noon in the Library Conference Room.

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Students are encouraged to share photos of where they're using the library, anywhere around the world.

Introducing the 'Library Anywhere' Photo Contest

February 28, 2018

To raise awareness of the accessibility of its services around the world, the library is excited to announce the Library Anywhere Photo Contest. For the month of March, students are encouraged to post images on social media that will tell their stories. Because so many library resources are available online, the “library” might be a Viennese café, military barracks, or kitchen table strewn with crayons. Share using the hashtag #websterulibanywhere.

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Enhance your Adobe Creative Cloud skills

Library Announces Adobe Creative Cloud Bootcamps

February 21, 2018

The Library is excited to announce a series of eight, half-day intensive workshops that will help students reach their potential in class and at work with Adobe Creative Cloud. Experts will teach a variety of subjects- creative resume building, 3-D printing, data visualization and more -- all using the Adobe products already available to students. Students will create an item for their portfolio that will allow them to share information and follow their passions.

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Register now for  the Spring 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat

Registration Open for March 9 Spring Faculty Writing Retreat

February 20, 2018

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat, to be held on Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library, Suite 420). The Library and the Faculty Development Center invite all faculty, both full-time and part-time, to participate. If you’re struggling to set aside time for a particular project or you just need some momentum, mark your calendar for this retreat.

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Interact with faculty, staff and students and hear the latest on approaches to engaged learning at sessions from Feb. 12-16.

RSVP for the 2018 Teaching Festival

February 06, 2018

Now is the time to RSVP for next week's annual Webster University Teaching Festival. The entire Webster community is invited to participate, with several sessions to be broadcast via WebEx. This year’s festival includes workshops, poster presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions by Webster faculty, students and staff on the theme "Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning." Find out the latest tools, research and happenings and interact with colleagues and classmates at any session Feb. 12-16.

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The new site makes research easier on all smart devices.

New Smart Device-Friendly Library Site is Live

January 09, 2018

Webster University Library is excited to unveil its new website. The new homepage will make research easier on all smart devices, and will help library staff better serve students at extended sites, international campuses and online. Library staff members are eager to support students, faculty, and staff during this transition. Visit to contact a librarian.

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Library Online Presentations

Library Online Presentation Spring Schedule Announced

January 08, 2018

The library is excited to announce its online presentations for the spring semester. In addition to the customary Overview of Library Resources (which will include instructions for using the new library website), there will be live presentations on topics such as writing scholarly literature reviews and APA style citation. Registration will allow students and faculty to attend live sessions, but will include a recording with closed captioning for those who cannot attend.

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Chat will not be available Saturday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Library Cybercafe 24 Hour Chat Available During Winter Break

December 22, 2017

The Library Cybercafe will be available 24 hours a day during Winter Break. This space is accessible from the second floor entrance, and contains computers and a printer. When the library is closed, the café is only accessible with a valid student, faculty or staff ID card. While the café area will by open, Kaldi’s will remain closed until Friday, Jan. 19.

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Eileen Condon Named Dean of University Libraries

December 05, 2017

Eileen Condon, senior associate dean of University Libraries at Webster University, was named the dean of University Libraries this week. She replaces Laura Rein, who is retiring at the end of this year. Condon will steer the library’s strategic direction in support of the University strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century, and oversee all areas of library operation, including development, provision, and management of resources, collections and services.

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Retirement Celebration for Fyfe, Rein, Schmutz

December 01, 2017

The Webster University community is invited to a retirement celebration for three longtime members of the leadership team who are retiring at the end of 2017. Join us Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m. in the Edward Jones Commons, to celebrate Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, Laura Rein, dean of University Library, and Betsy Schmutz, associate vice president and chief human resource officer, on a collective 72 years of service to Webster.

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Submit proposals for the 2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium.

2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium: Call for proposals

November 21, 2017

The Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University Library, and Faculty Development Center are working together to draw attention to the exciting research being conducted by our faculty. They will host the 2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, during the annual Teaching Festival. See this post for how to submit proposals. Contact Emily Scharf with questions.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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