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Make sure your theses, dissertation and research publications are correctly attributed to you. How? Sign up for an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) number. ORCIDs are a relatively new international effort to provide author and contributor disambiguation across many databases and tools. Universities, libraries, publishers and researchers are partners in this effort.
You can learn more about ORCIDs on the ORCID website (http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/topics/19379-frequently-asked-questions) or from your subject librarian (http://library.missouri.edu/contactus/#_contacts_).
Sign up for an ORCID today: http://orcid.org
Did you know there's a book sale every day in Digiprint in Ellis Library, 1st floor north?
The MU Libraries receive donations of books from people in the community. Some donations, we keep, but others may be duplicated in our collections or just do not fit the kind of books we collect. These books are added to our ongoing book sale. New books are added to the sale every 2 weeks. Books remaining on the sale shelves from previous weeks get bumped down to a lower price. Here you can find anything from fiction to local history.
The sale of these books benefits the MU Libraries Staff Association (MULSA). MULSA sponsors an annual picnic and other events for MU Libraries employees, maintains our staff room supplies, recognizes important life events of our employees, sends our staff cards when they are hospitalized, donates to local charities on behalf of its members, and more.
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 undergraduate students who would like to serve as Ruth E. Ridenhour MU Libraries Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors will teach fellow students about the libraries, represent the libraries at alumni events and advise the libraries on marketing services to students. Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Sign up today at http://library.missouri.edu/about/studentambassadors/.
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If finals week has you stressed, take a study break in the Ellis Library Comic Book Lounge. Read comics from the library’s collections, relax, and contribute to our comic storyboard about finals week. The Comic Book Lounge will be open all day in the Ellis Library Colonnade on Monday, May 12, and Tuesday, May 13. Vintage comics from Special Collections and Rare Books will be available for reading from 11 am to 2 pm both days.
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ann Campion Riley, associate director for access, collections and technical services at the University of Missouri, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) for academic librarians that has more than 12,000 members. Riley will become president-elect following the 2014 ALA annual conference in Las Vegas and will assume presidency of the association in July 2015 for a one-year term.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity of leading ACRL,” Riley said. “The inspiring experience of working with a future-oriented board of directors will be wonderful. Active ACRL members are all hard-workers and bring great spirits of inquiry to the organization. ACRL's current initiatives, such as promoting the value of libraries work and studying the role of research data curation in libraries, are continuing challenges. Looking for the next set of challenges won't take long as ACRL looks forward and works to engage and serve new and current members.”
“ACRL is delighted to have Ann Campion Riley join the Board as vice-president/president-elect,” said ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen K. Davis. “Ann was a director-at-large on the ACRL Board from 2009-2013 and has a long history of service to ACRL. Her knowledge of ACRL, academic librarianship and the broader higher education environment, along with her leadership in both ACRL and other organizations, will be an asset to the board as it continues to work with members to meet their needs and to advance the plan for excellence.”
Riley’s work with state and regional associations includes serving on the Great Western Library Alliance (GWLA) Collection Development Committee (2009-present), Great Plains Network (GPN) and GWLA Advisory Council on the Management of the Lifecycle of Research Data Project (2012-present), GWLA Digital Collections Committee (2007-2010), Missouri Library Association (MLA) Awards Committee chair (2007-2009), as MLA president (2005) and as president of the Missouri Association of College and Research Libraries (2003).
Riley’s awards include being honored as a Research Library Leadership Fellow by the Association of Research Libraries (2011–2012), and as a Global Scholar by the University of Missouri (2010). She has been awarded the “You Make a Difference Award” by Saint Louis Community College (2004). She also has been honored with participation in Leadership Chesterfield (2001), LEADERS 1999, National Institute of Leadership Development and Beta Phi Mu, and international library and information studies honor society.
Her publications and presentations include “The Community of Libraries” column in MOinfo: Newsletter of the Missouri Library Association (2005); coauthor of “Caution! Hazardous Substances: Recognizing and Deflecting Toxic Personalities in the Workplace,” presented at the ACRL National Conference in Baltimore (2007); and coauthor of “Using Staff Focus Groups to Help in Services Assessment” published in the Proceedings of the North Central Association Annual Meeting (2001).
Riley earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
ACRL is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community.
On display in the Ellis Library Colonnade are eight prints from the Heritage edition of the St. John’s Bible. The leaves are part of a traveling exhibit from the St. John’s Project, a subsidiary of St. John’s University in Minnesota and will be on display until April 27th. More information about the St. John’s bible can be found on their website at : http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/.