Per the Chancellor’s request, the Mizzou Store is now giving away free bluebooks to students for the rest of finals week and possibly longer.
If you’re in Ellis Library and need a bluebook, check out the vending machine by the North Door of Ellis Library. Just press the number on the for this item, and the vending machine will drop one without any money needed.
If the vending machine runs out of bluebooks, you can also walk to the Mizzou Store and ask for them. All other vending machines on campus operated by the Mizzou Store have been programmed to distribute free bluebooks as well.
In order to better understand what a great academic library is, ULSAC will be sending members to the Research Triangle in North Carolina to collect information that will aid in the creation of the Student Vision Project. Attendees will report back to ULSAC on the great academic libraries at Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina. Their perspective will shape the final draft of the Student Vision Report, which will be used to communicate with stakeholders and administrators on how Mizzou Libraries should best serve student needs moving forward.
Congratulations to the following ULSAC members who have applied and been approved:
- Alex Johar (ULSAC Chair, Library Ambassador, former RHA rep)
- Billy Donley (Library Ambassador)
- Garren Wegener (Library Ambassador, former RHA rep)
- Kendal Lynne Lowrey (GPC)
- Taylor Tutin (MSA)
There is still one remaining slot. All ULSAC members and Library Ambassadors are encouraged to apply.
- Email your Application to ULSAC advisor Grace Atkins at email@example.com.
- The trip will take place the week before Mizzou’s Spring 2018 semester starts.
- The new deadline is Monday, Nov. 27 at 11:59pm.
Fridays @ the Library: “I’ve Gotta Teach!” Putting Together a Syllabus
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Now is the time when instructors start thinking about next semester’s classes. Join a diverse panel of instructors in a discussion of strategies for choosing relatable and appropriate course materials and building a syllabus around them.
Noël Kopriva, Science Librarian, Moderator
Register for in person class.
Carol Gilles is an Associate Professor in Reading/Language Arts in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Missouri. She was an elementary teacher and a middle level Learning Disabilities teacher for 20 years. She is the co-author of five books and several edited volumes, and has authored articles in the Journal of Adolescence and Adult Literacy, Teacher Education Quarterly, and Action in Teacher Education among many others. She teaches middle school English/Language Arts classes for undergraduates and K-12 literacy courses for graduate students. Her research interests include talk across the curriculum, equity in assessment with a focus on Miscue Analysis and Retrospective Miscue Analysis and Induction programs.
Tim Love is a PhD student in Medieval and Renaissance studies and is based in the English Department. His teaching interests involve diversity education and British literature. His research interests are biblical allusions in 17th century English poetry, and studies in historical & modern racial sterstereotypes. He teaches freshman writing as well as literature courses.
Karthik Panchanathan is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Professor Panchanathan’s research interests include the evolution of cooperation, cultural evolution, and the evolution of development. He teaches cultural anthropology, economic and ecological anthropology, the evolution of culture and cooperation, and statistics.
Tim Perry is a Special Collections and Rare Books Librarian in Ellis Library. He holds a doctorate in Classics and a Masters in Information Science from the University of Toronto, and has taught at the University of Toronto and Dartmouth College. Recent publications have appeared in Italica, Printing History and A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity.
Fridays @ the Library:
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: 213 Ellis Library (in-person only)
EndNote is a powerful program for storing citation data and producing in-text citations and bibliographies in thousands of standard and journal-specific formats. Learn how to put this tool to work for your academic writing.
Presenter: Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian
ULSAC, the University Libraries Student Advisory Council, meets today (Thursday, Sept. 28) at 5pm in Ellis Library conference room 159.
Remember, all Library Ambassadors are invited to attend as non-voting members.
Friday, Sept. 29 1-2pm
Learn how to find rare and unique materials in Special Collections and University Archives, and integrate them into research and teaching. Explore physical and digitized resources, as well as strategies for conducting primary source research.
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Tim Perry, Special Collections Librarian
Gary Cox, Public Services Archivist
REGISTER HERE: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
Welcome back to all students–we hope your semester is off to a great start!
Have you heard of the Library Ambassadors program? It’s a low-commitment, high-impact way for students to support the libraries. To learn more about the Library Ambassadors program, and how you can be involved, check out the Library Ambassadors info page.
All Library Ambassadors are welcome to attend the University Libraries Student Advisory Council (ULSAC) as non-voting participants. For meeting dates and times, check out the ULSAC info page.
Questions about either program? Contact Grace Atkins, student outreach coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
OER Initiatives & SPARC
Presentation in Ellis Library
Tuesday, August 1
Ellis Library – 114A
Please RSVP on Eventbrite
Interested in learning about ways to support and implement Open Educational Resources (OER)?
As the University of Missouri moves forward with its own system-wide OER initiative, it’s useful to learn about how faculty at other universities have made progress in Open Education initiatives. Katie Steen, SPARC Open Education Fellow and Mizzou graduate, is coming to campus to explain how the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) supports the creation and adoption of OER. Ms. Steen will share what SPARC has learned in working with other colleges and universities on OER: what methods for implementing OER have created the most impact in affordability and equitable learning, and strategies for how we can increase OER use and impact at our own university.
Open to all faculty, students, staff, across campus—anyone interested in creating, using, or supporting OER is encouraged to attend!
Presentation will be 30 minutes with up to 30 additional minutes for Q&A.
Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite.
Open Education is the critical link between teaching, learning, and the collaborative culture of the Internet. SPARC supports policies and practices that advance the creation and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) — academic materials that everyone can use, adapt, and share freely.
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.
The lab test results are in, and the boil water advisory in Ellis Library is officially over. The water from the drinking fountains and water bottle refill stations is once again safe to drink.
We have been notified that Ellis Library is still under the water boil advisory through today (Tuesday 7/18) and tomorrow (Wednesday 7/19) until notice of the lab results. We will provide updates when we have them. Please continue to find other sources of water during this time.