Friday (12/6) 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Saturday (12/7) 9:00 am – 12:00mid
Sunday (12/8) 9:00 am – 2:00 am
Monday (12/9) 7:00 am – 2:00 am
Tuesday (12/10) 7:00 am – 2:00 am
Wednesday (12/11) 7:00am – 2:00am
Thursday (12/12) 7:00 am – 2:00 am
Friday (12/13) 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday (12/14) 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday (12/15) CLOSED
Complete Listing of MU Libraries Hours
Ellis Library is closed on Wed., 27 Nov., but virtual services are available from 8 am to 5 pm.
Ellis Library will be closed to the public on Wednesday, December 27 for plumbing renovations. In addition, the MU Libraries will have reduced hours during the fall break. Please visit MU Libraries – Hours for a complete listing.
Fundraiser for Friends of the Libraries: A readers’ theater production of The Defeat of Grandfather Devil, one of the few pastorals from Mexico that retain intact elements from the 14th and 15th century Spanish versions will be performed at the MU Corner Playhouse, December 8th at 2 pm. This pastoral was published by Josephine Niggli, an author, teacher and photographer with roots in Mexico and Northern Texas whose writing focused on Mexican folk traditions and plays. (Josephine’s parents were from Moberly, MO.) This play was found and offered to us for performance by Bill Fisher, a lawyer in San Antonio who will be attending the performance.
When Grandfather Devil attempts to disrupt a Mexican town’s Christmas celebration, the community is joined in the fight by a surprising guest. Enjoy The Defeat of Grandfather Devil, a lively pastoral play performed December 8, 2 p.m. in a readers’ theatre format with traditional music and directed by Alex Iben Cahill. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students) to benefit the MU Libraries and guests will enjoy a dessert reception after. Special guest will be William Fisher, who edited the play. Show will be at the Corner Playhouse on the MU campus. For information and reservations, please call Sheila Voss at 573-882-9168 or contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce a new exhibit has been mounted in the display case on the 3rd floor of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library. It features Dr. John Sappington of Arrow Rock Missouri who was one of the many unsung heroes in the opening of the West. A pioneer physician, he was the first person in the United States to advocate the use of quinine to treat malarial fevers. However at the time, he was called a heretic by the other physicians in the U.S. The recommended mode of treatment of the day was to bleed and administer purgatives.
He sold over a million of his Sappington Anti-Fever pills (containing quinine) thereby saving countless lives of the settlers living in the Mississippi Valley region and of those travelers headed westward. The pills also played a large part in the success of the Santa Fe Trail. In 1844 he published his book The Theory and Treatment of Fevers which was the first medical text published west of the Mississippi River. Stop by the exhibit to learn more about the career of this fascinating man. More can be learned about Dr. Sappington at: http://shs.umsystem.edu/historicmissourians/name/s/sappington/
Copyright Law Update for Librarians, Faculty and Academic Administrators
Copyright issues have become increasingly visible in recent years. What do University faculty and staff need to know to access, create, and share intellectual property? Join Joseph Storch, Associate Counsel in the State University of New York Office of General Counsel and the Chair of the Student Affairs Practice Group for a presentation and discussion about copyright as it applies to academia, including Fair Use, First Sale, and the Teach Act. Storch will share his analysis of recent court cases and discuss how they apply to our decisions about use of copyrighted material on our campuses.
This Webinar is open to all interested faculty and staff at MU-Columbia. The Webinar is sponsored by ET@MO, MU Libraries, and MizzouOnline
November 5, 2013 | 1- 2:30 p.m.
Ellis Library, Room 4F51A
After several weeks of intensive work on the part of Hunter Sadler, a student employee in LTS and junior in the Computer Science, the new mobile site is up. Please take a look at it on your smart phone.
Many thanks to Mathew Stephen for coordinating the project and Danielle Langdon, our graphic designer, for her colorful icons!
Redirect when viewing gateway on a smart phone: http://library.missouri.edu
Direct link: http://library.missouri.edu/mobile/
November 7, 2013 | 2-3 p.m.
Ellis Library Colonnade
Faculty Lecture Series presents Nanotechnology for Cancer Therapy
with Dr. Fred Hawthorne
Dr. Hawthorne will discuss his work with Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) for cancer, and the remarkable progress made here at MU. In 2006 Dr. Hawthorne founded the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine at the University of Missouri, where he is Institute Director and Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Radiology. He has been widely recognized including election to the US National Academy of Sciences and in 2013 he received the National Medal of Science.
October 23, 2013 (Wednesday)
2:00 – 3:20 pm Basic/Introductory session
3:30-5:00 pm Intermediate/Advanced session
Location: 125i Chemistry Building (conference room inside 125 Chemistry Building)
Trainer: Peter Blasi, Applications Specialist, CAS
Register here to attend a SciFinder Scholar training session
The Basic/introductory session will cover the following topics plus questions from participants:
An introduction to CAS content and indexing
A brief overview of SciFinder features
Exploring references by research topic, company name, author name, journal name, and patent number
Exploring substances by chemical name and CAS RN
Interpreting chemical substance records
Commercial suppliers and regulatory information
The Intermediate/Advanced session will cover the following topics plus questions from participants:
Analyzing reaction answer sets
Specialized topics such as polymers/alloys/organometallics
Please contact Janice Dysart if you have any questions.
The bad news: Many federal government websites are offline, and links to research reports are broken. The good news: MU Libraries has a Government Documents department with specialists who may help you find what you need through alternate sites or in physical collections. Find contact information under “Reference Services” on the Government Documents home page: http://libraryguides.missouri.edu/govdocs
Has the government shutdown prevented you from getting information you need? Please fill out our Government Shutdown and Information Access form and let us know.
The form is designed to help us determine areas of greatest need during the shutdown. The Government Documents unit will assist respondents in finding alternate sources if requested.