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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Friday Workshop, Jan. 23

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Be Aware of What Your Library Offers You
Jan. 23 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Learn how other faculty and students are using the Library’s services and find out about the newest tools and information sources.

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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Read a Romance Novel

So for the spring semester, the displays will change every 6 weeks and focus on a specific genre.  With Valentine’s Day coming up, why not check out a romance novel.  To see a guide to finding romance novels in Ellis go to http://libraryguides.missouri.edu/ellisromance. This guide includes lists of classics, materials on learning more about the genre, and information about the different categories of romances.

For a sampling of some romance novels that are in Ellis Library, check out the display near the scanners on the 1st floor starting January 9, 2015.

Happy Reading!

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