Issue: Fall 2014

New east enterance of Pius Library

Featured Digitized Photo

Jazz Poetry Event

Saint Louis University Students dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus and two elves at a Marguerite Hall Christmas tree party on December 8,1957.

For more information on this photo, and many other historic images of SLU, visit the Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections or the Digital Collections site.

Current Exhibits

Rex Christianissimus: Books, Art, and Architecture in the Time of Saint Louis
Curated by Susan L’Engle
Pius XII Memorial Library Lobby, 10/1/2014–12/19/2014
Library Hours
With Quill & Knife: Medieval Manuscripts for Study & Learning 
Curated by Kyle Lincoln (History Dept PhD candidate), with Susan L’Engle
Vatican Film Library Reading Room, Pius XII Memorial Library 105, 10/1/2014–2/1/2015
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
Eloquentia Perfecta: Persuasion and Performance in Jesuit Schools 
Curated by Jennifer Lowe and Paul Lynch, PhD (Dept of English)
Rare Books Reading Room, Pius XII Memorial Library 307, 9/5/2014–2/1/2015
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm

Library Associates Newsletter

The Saint Louis University Library Associates are dedicated to excellence in literature and to building the collections of the Saint Louis University libraries.

For more information on membership and events, visit their website.


As we approach the end of the calendar year, the Libraries and University community face exciting opportunities and serious challenges. Always remember that the University Libraries play vital and varied roles in the academic life of students by guiding and assisting them in fulfilling their study and research goals, and providing safe places for long term study and collaboration. In this current edition of the University Libraries newsletter you will learn more about our academic library programs, services, and collections that support academic excellence, research and curriculum solutions for students and faculty. The Saint Louis University Libraries’ faculty and staff are dedicated individuals who are committed to your success. Never hesitate to call upon us for assistance. Thank you and happy holidays!

Mine for Library Gold in Prospector – the New MOBIUS Peer-2-Peer Partner

Saint Louis University Libraries are pleased to announce a new partnership between MOBIUS libraries and Prospector, a consortium of academic and public libraries in Colorado.

Special Collections Events and Exhibitions

Special Collections opened the new academic year in September 2014 with an exhibition of rare books entitled Eloquentia Perfecta: Persuasion and Performance in Jesuit Schools.

Pius Library Launches New Printing Procedures

Saint Louis University is currently making an effort to improve the overall efficiency and impact it has on the environment.

The Theory of Everything

It is a little known fact that Einstein actually solved the Grand Unification Theory or GUT, the acronym by which it is more commonly known.

DPLA Announcement

Pius XII Memorial Library is happy to announce a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

A brief report on the 2014 Jesuit Restoration Student Research Symposium

Saint Louis University Libraries Archives & Records Management was proud to help host the 2014 Jesuit Restoration Student Research Symposium on September 23rd was co-sponsored by the Saint Louis University Libraries, the Saint Louis University History Department, the Jesuit Archives: Central United States, and Saint Louis University Mission and Ministry.

Assessment Update, Fall 2014

The Pius and Medical Center Libraries will have a newly designed website by the beginning of 2015, just in time for Spring semester.

Offsite Embedded Librarian Program’s success

Shuqin (Shu) Jiao, the English as a Second Language (ESL)Program's library liaison, started her offsite office hours in Des Peres Hall on Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm.

SLU Sports Media Guides

The Saint Louis University Athletics Media Guides Collection from the University Archives contains media guides, sports programs, and other Athletics-related materials dating back to 1958.
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