Friday Workshop, Feb. 27

Mendeley for First Timers
Feb. 27 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

This hands-on session is intended to introduce Mendeley to first-time users. It will focus on using Mendeley to build your database of citations from journal articles, books, and other publications and use entries to cite in your own documents. Mendeley is free to download and use as a personal database. Registrants will receive email instructions on how to set up their Mendeley account before the class.

Rebecca Graves, Health Sciences Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Black History Trivia Night, February 25, 5:30-7:30 pm

On Wednesday February 25th, from 5:30-7:30 pm, there’s a free event we’d like to invite you to – challenge you to attend, even. It is the first annual BLACK HISTORY TRIVIA NIGHT offered in conjunction with MU’s Black History Month event series.

There will be PRIZES!  There will be FREE FOOD!  There will be FRIENDLY COMPETITION!  There will be FUN PEOPLE there, starting with YOU!  There will not necessarily be anyone competing who considers themselves any sort of major expert in Black History, so don’t be intimidated…and also, any question you get wrong will be a NEW fact you learn! 

You may register as an individual or register several people together to form a team – teams of four will be seated together and if you register singly you’ll be placed at a table.  Here’s the registration link: https://t.co/hbCdjkMqAa – if you prefer not to register online, you can call me, Rachel Brekhus, at 882-7563, and I’ll take your information over the phone, if you catch me while I’m in my office.

After 5:00 PM, there is free parking in the University Avenue Garage.  If you park there, keep walking west on University until you reach Hitt St., turn left, walk past the Fine Arts Building, and then turn right into the pedestrian mall in front of Ellis Library.  Look for the big main entrance, with steps going up to it, on your left.  Once you enter the library, you will turn left, then walk past the stairs to the elevators on your right, take the elevator to 4R. Exit the elevator, turn left, then immediately right, down the hallway with all the book trucks parked in it.  Room 4F51A will be the last door on the right side of the hall.

Please come!  Bring friends and/or kids!  Start thinking of a fun team name! 

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Friday Workshop, Feb. 20

EBooks: What every student and faculty member should know
Feb. 20 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

Did you know the library has ebooks? Or perhaps you have seen an ebook in the MERLIN catalog and didn’t know how to access it. Learn what you need to read ebooks online and how to download ebooks to your computer or tablet. Bring your own tablet or laptop so that you will be ready to read after attending this session.

Nancy Messina, General Reference Librarian 

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Snow Day

Ellis Library will be open limited hours on February 16 due to weather conditions. The building will be open from 8 am to 4 pm with limited services.

If you have a question, virtual reference will be staffed from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm.

For more information about MU's closings, visit http://mualert.missouri.edu/.

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Board Game Night

Board Game Night
Thursday, Feb. 19
Ellis Library Colonnade
7-11 p.m.

Bring your favorite board game or try one of ours! Questions? Call 573-882-4581.

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Friday Workshop, Feb. 13

Primary Sources for Instruction and Research
Feb. 13 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

Learn about how primary sources at MU Libraries can help with meeting instructional goals and assist with research. Librarians from the Government Documents and Special Collections departments will introduce collections and strategies for using them in your
teaching and research.

Kelli Hansen, Print Collections Librarian, Special Collections; Sandy Schiefer, Government Documents Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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The Nook Open House

Please join us for the opening reception of The Nook, 4th floor NE, Ellis Library. The reception will be held at 3:00, Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Funding to create this new study space was made by a generous award from the Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee. The Libraries would like to thank them for continuing support.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Friday Workshop, Feb. 6

Literature Review: Digging Deeper (Part 2)
Feb. 6 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Room 213, Ellis Library
Learn some of the more sophisticated features of database searching to yield the results you want. Using a variety of databases, we’ll focus on practical techniques that can save you time and effort.

Goodie Bhullar, Library Instruction Coordinator; Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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MU Libraries Seek Student Ambassadors

Want to get involved? Make new friends? Gain valuable leadership skills? And most importantly, do you want to make a difference?! The MU Libraries are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated students who would like to serve as Ruth E. Ridenhour MU Libraries Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors will represent the libraries at campus and alumni events, market library services to students and teach fellow students about the libraries. Sign up today at http://library.missouri.edu/about/studentambassadors/. For more information, contact Nancy Messina at messinan@missouri.edu or (573) 882-2814. 

MU Libraries Student Ambassadors Application

Upcoming Meetings

Feb 11th @4:30 room 4F51A

Feb 25th @ 4:30 room 114

Mar 2nd  @ 4:30 location to be determined

Mar 11th @ 4:30 room 114

 

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Friday Workshop, Jan. 30

Literature Review Demystified (Part1)
Jan. 30 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Jonathan Cisco from the Campus Writing Program will demystify the literature review by simplifying its components and purpose. He will lead you in a series of easy, practical steps to structure and write your own literature review for your discipline.

Jonathan Cisco, Campus Writing Program Coordinator

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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