Yes, it’s that time of the semester again. You’re studying, you’re researching, you’re writing, you’re living on coffee and no sleep…but look, a fluffy puff of pure love and joy! These calm, cheerful, trained therapy dogs are here to give you a break and put a smile on your face 🙂
Come to Ellis Library on the 1st floor by the North Doors / checkout desk. There will be therapy dogs Dec. 9-12 during these hours:
- Sunday 1-5pm
- Monday 7-9pm
- Tuesday 7-9pm
- Wednesday 7-9pm
Check out the full list of stress relief activities happening at your libraries too!
Thanks to Ann Gafke’s Teacher’s Pet for coordinating all the dogs and owners who help us de-stress during finals!
Finals are a stressful time, and your libraries are here to help! We have our Ask a Librarian research support services and our study spaces are open 24/7 until Dec. 14! We also have stress relief activities at 4 different locations! Check it out:
- Therapy Dogs, Dec. 9-12 by the North Doors on floor 1
- Sunday 1-5pm
- Monday 7-9pm
- Tuesday 7-9pm
- Wednesday 7-9pm
- Zen coloring pages station by the North Doors on floor 1
Health Sciences Library
- Relaxation Station with aromatherapy and a chair massager
- Coloring pages, puzzles, origami and DIY snowflakes
- On Tuesday 12/11, we will be giving out Hot Chocolate from 4-6pm
- Winter Themed Coloring Pages and DIY snowflakes
- Handing out treats that week
Did you attend the MU Extension Summit? The University Libraries gave a presentation on resources available for MU Extension. In case you missed it, the slides and handout are below. As always, if you have any questions, ask a librarian!
Join us for an Open Access Week screening of the documentary film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.
Tuesday, October 23
Ellis Library room 114A
2 to 3:15 pm
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary film on scientific publishing business and on the need for open science. It reports on the huge profit margins of the big publishing companies, like Elsevier, Springer and Wiley and the challenges for open science to change the situation. Scientists, science administration, librarians, editors of scientific journals, open access-activists, representatives of scientific publishing houses and the founder of Academia.edu give their opinions on the matter. This film focuses on the need for Open Access in research and science. There will be a 15 minute post-screening discussion for anyone who would like to stay after the viewing.
What is Open Access?
Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the Open Access movement is gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers put their weight behind it.
For more University Libraries’ Open Access Week events, check out this post.
The University of Missouri (UM) System is hosting an Intensive Open Educational Resources (OER) Symposium for all UM faculty. This four-hour event will provide faculty development training for those interested in incorporating open educational resources into their courses. This opportunity was developed for full-time faculty who teach as a part of their workload.
Topics of discussion include: what is OER, how to identify OER, and how to check the quality of OER. The symposium will conclude with a University of Missouri Libraries Open Textbook Library review training session. Those that attend this symposium and then complete a textbook review will receive $250.
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 1225 Fellow’s Place Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201
Any questions about the Open Textbook Network faculty review program? The opportunity to review an open textbook is provided by a MOBIUS program run out of the University of Missouri Libraries. Email Grace Atkins, Outreach & Open Education Librarian for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you prepared to participate in the Mizzou Giving Day 2018 social media challenges?? Get ready to tweet…
Challenge 1: Hide-and-Seek
Five Truman the Tiger stuffed animals will be hiding throughout the Mizzou campus on Mizzou Giving Day. Find one and post a selfie using #MizzouGivingDay. You could win bonus money for your favorite Mizzou school, college or program.
Challenge 2: Draw the Logo
Let’s see what kind of artists we have in the Mizzou family. Draw the Mizzou logo, and tag it with #MizzouGivingDay to win bonus money for the school, college or program of your choice.
Challenge 3: Mizzou Abroad
From the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China, Tigers represent. Tag your best selfie wearing Mizzou gear around the world with #MizzouGivingDay, and win bonus money to support a Mizzou school, college or program.
Challenge 4: Campus Close-Up
How well do you know some of Mizzou’s iconic landmarks? We’ll zoom in on a photo of something or someplace you’ve walked past every day on campus. Identify it, and bonus money is yours to donate to the Mizzou school, college or program that means the most to you.
Challenge 5: Show Your Stripes
Share a photo or video of you wearing your best black and gold. Use the #MizzouGivingDay tag, and win bonus money to support the Mizzou school, college or program of your choice.
NEVER FORGET that awesome moment last year when Mizzou undergraduate Taylor Tutin won $900 for Mizzou Libraries during a social media challenge!! THANK YOU, TAYLOR!
Did you know that Mizzou Libraries Special Collections reaches thousands of students across hundreds of classes and research projects each year? This Mizzou Giving Day, help us improve their learning experience with a new classroom space.
In Ellis Library, the Special Collections and Rare Books department houses rare and unique materials that span over four thousand years. It’s a great place to do research, explore exhibitions, or teach a class. Last year alone, Special Collections taught 2,200 students across 165 classes! With a dedicated classroom space, they could teach even more students. The Special Collections librarians have been teaching out of a research space, and are in desperate need of a dedicated classroom space.
#MizzouGivingDay is a 24-hour crowdfunding campaign to gather donations for Mizzou projects. Giving Day starts at noon on Wednesday, March 14 and runs until noon on Thursday, March 15.
Please consider giving to the MU Libraries Special Collections Classroom Project. Even gifts as small as $10 are greatly appreciated!
This Mizzou Giving Day, the University Libraries Student Advisory Council is working hard on an outreach campaign to support the Special Collections Classroom Project.
Every org participating in the contest needs to email their point totals to ULSAC advisor, Grace Atkins email@example.com by 10am on Thursday, March 15.
Points can be earned 4 ways
- Repost/Retweet from the @MizzouLibraries accounts – 1 POINT
- Tweet/Post original message about giving $10 to the Special Collections Classroom Project – 2 POINTS
- Send direct ask to someone to give $10 to Special Collections Classroom Project – 5 POINTS
- Participate in the Giving Day social media challenges – 10 POINTS
Outreach contest prizes include
- If every org participates, ULSAC will have a permanent meeting space in Special Collections.
- The org with the most points gets $400 donated in their name to the classroom project and a special thank you prize from Special Collections.
- And, if MU Libraries is the unit with either the most donations or the most participation, Special Collections will win thousands of dollars in extra bonus funding!
ULSAC is made up of the following joint session student orgs: Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students (ABGPS), FourFront, Graduate Professional Council (GPC), lnterfraternity Council (lFC), Latino Graduate and Professional Network (LGPN), Library Ambassadors (LA), Legion of Black Collegians (LBC), Missouri lnternational Student Council (MISC), Missouri Student Association (MSA), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Association (PHA), and the Residence Hall Association (RHA).