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“PHOTO GALLERY: New MU students begin college journey”
Columbia Missourian, August 13, 2018

home Staff news Office Carpets in Ellis Library to Be Vacuumed Monthly

Office Carpets in Ellis Library to Be Vacuumed Monthly

Beginning the first week of September, Bonnie Johnson in our Receiving/Facilities team will begin vacuuming private office spaces in Ellis Library not currently covered under the University’s custodial contract.

As most of you know, private office spaces are no longer vacuumed as part of the University’s custodial contract. Even though vacuums were purchased almost two years ago and are readily available in all staff areas, it’s become clear that vacuuming of private offices by individuals has proven to be challenging in Ellis Library. Because we need to keep our floors to stay in good shape for many years, the carpets need to be vacuumed regularly to slow the aging process and to provide a clean environment for our staff.

Bonnie will vacuum private office spaces once per month. I have tried to personally speak with everyone affected. If I missed talking to you and you would prefer to vacuum your own space, please let me know. If your office area is on the list for vacuuming, you will receive a recurring calendar appointment in Outlook very soon to let you know when to clear your office floors. This does not affect anyone in the Specialized Libraries, Archives, or the remote storage facilities at this time. If there are issues with vacuuming in those areas, please let your LMT member know.

Please note:

  • Have floors cleared by the end of the work day prior to vacuuming.
  • Vacuuming will be done between 7:00-7:30am.
  • Bonnie has been asked to vacuum open floor spaces that can be reached easily. She has been asked to avoid moving anything, including chairs.
  • You are still responsible for removing trash and recycling.
  • If you lock your door, please continue to lock your door. Bonnie will key herself in and lock the door behind her (or ask Security for assistance).
  • If your office space cannot be vacuumed on the appointed day, the appointment will simply be missed. There are many other facilities tasks that need attention. If possible, Bonnie will let you know about conflicts in advance and I hope you will consider vacuuming on those rare occasions.

Thanks in advance!

Kathy Peters

home Staff news Library Management Team Information and Action Items 8/14/18

Library Management Team Information and Action Items 8/14/18

LMT 08.14.18 Information and Action Items

home Staff news Healthy for Life Classes

Healthy for Life Classes

Escape from your desk! Lunchtime fitness classes are a great way to reduce stress, boost energy levels and improve your well-being. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move and stretch fully. All levels are welcome! MU Faculty and staff, you can earn 10 points per class toward your Tier 2 Wellness incentive –up to 200 wellness points under Physical Activity.

  • Pilates: M/W (12:15-12:45) in 205 Townsend, $3 per class. Contact Tina England (engandt@missouri.edu) for information.
  • Strength/Core conditioning: M/W/F (12:15-12:45) in Room 4F51 Ellis Library, $1 per class. Contact Nani Fudge (fudge@missouri.edu) for information.
  • Yoga: T/R (12:15-12:45) in Room 4F51 Ellis Library, $1 per class. Contact Glenda Moum (moumg@missouri.edu) for information.

For more information on ways you can improve your health and well-being, visit the Total Rewards Culture of Health page: https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/wellness/culture_of_health


home Staff news Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

The Libraries have an immediate opening for the following staff position:

  • Library Information Specialist – Digital Services  27527

For additional information, including the job description, salary, and shift, please visit the Libraries webpage at http://library.missouri.edu/about/employment/employopp/#staff_job_openings.

home Staff news New MUSE Posts

New MUSE Posts

Weekend Fun: NEXT2ROCK, the Kay Brothers, and Jill Orr

Would You Check Out a Necktie from the Library?

home Staff news College Colors Day 2018: Unleash Your Black and Gold!

College Colors Day 2018: Unleash Your Black and Gold!

Wear your black and gold on College Colors Day, Friday, August 31. Show your Mizzou spirit and be part of the best-dressed and best office decorations contests hosted by Staff Advisory Council. Visit the Council Facebook page for all the details on how you could win great prizes for yourself or your office. #showme #mustaffspirit18

home Staff news Comments Requested Regarding Updated Policy

Comments Requested Regarding Updated Policy

Policy #47: Disruptive Behavior and Inappropriate Use of Library Facilities has recently been revised. This draft policy is being distributed for your review and comments. Please send any comments to Jeannette Pierce at piercejea@missouri.edu by Friday, August 24.

Policy 47:  Disruptive Behavior and Inappropriate Use of Library Facilities
University of Missouri Libraries
General Policy Manual Policy No. 47
Disruptive Behavior and Inappropriate Use of Library Facilities

  • Scope of Policy
    • This policy applies to all interior spaces that are part of the University Libraries.
  • Purpose
    • The Libraries strive to create and maintain environments that are conducive to the pursuit of scholarly activities.  This policy supplements existing University and Libraries’ policies with the purpose of defining inappropriate use and disruptive behaviors that negatively affect the ability of others to use library spaces and equipment.  In addition to the behaviors outlined in this policy, the Libraries comply with policies outlined in University of Missouri Collected rules and Regulations, Chapter 110: Use of Facilities and Equipment. 
  • Disruptive behavior and inappropriate use includes, but is not limited to:
    • Any act that is illegal under State or Federal law.
    • Any act or behavior prohibited in the University of Missouri Collected rules and Regulations, Chapter 110: Use of Facilities and Equipment.
    • Any behavior that is deemed harassing, threatening, or abusive (either spoken, written, or physically) by the recipient. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, speaking in a louder than normal tone, using threatening bodily motions (waving hands, pounding fists or books, etc.) or using inflammatory language (cursing, ethnic slurs, etc.) or exhibiting offensive behavior (racial or sexual in nature, exposing oneself, excessive staring, etc.).
    • Deliberate misuse, misappropriation, or damage to library collections, resources, furniture, buildings, or equipment.
    • Any disorderly behavior within the Libraries due to intoxication by alcoholic beverages or controlled substances.
    • Rowdy behavior that disturbs other patrons.
    • Behavior that poses a sanitary or health risk to others.
    • Unapproved solicitation of staff or other library users, in person or through distribution of informational materials.  For example, selling products, seeking signatures for petitions, unauthorized posting of marketing materials, etc.
    • Use of skateboards, skates, bicycles, and similar devices.
    • Presence of personal property that takes up excessive space such as shopping carts, bicycles, or bedding.
    • Smoking or use of tobacco products.
    • Pets and other animals are generally not permitted in the building unless approved by the Administration office.  Service animals are permitted.  For more information see the University of Missouri Business Policy and Procedure Manual:  Guidelines for Pets on University Property and MU Policy on Service Animals.
    • See also Policy 36:  Acceptable Use of MU Libraries’ Computers Regarding Sensitive Materials.
  • Enforcement
    • Disruptive behavior may be reported to library security or any staff member.
    • Regardless of who receives the initial complaint, Security and/or MU PD will be called to handle all cases in which the individual notified of the need to change behavior is not compliant or for any behavior that is verbally abusive or threatening to either persons or property.
    • Once notified, Security personnel determines severity of behavior and takes appropriate action.
      • Enforcement of this policy will be conducted in a fair and reasonable manner.
      • Safety of employees and library users is the most important consideration in all disruptive situations.
    • Violators may be asked to leave the libraries and may be issued a trespass warrant.  Trespass warrants are generally issued for one full year from the date of the violation.
    • Violators who are students or University employees may be subject to applicable University policies and disciplinary processes.
    • Violators may face disciplinary or legal action in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri.
  • Appeals
    • Concerns regarding the implementation or enforcement of this policy may be directed to the University Librarian.
    • Any person wishing to appeal a trespass should contact the University Librarian.

Approved by the Library Management Team: October 2016; revised March 2018.


home Staff news Library Management Team Information and Action Items 8/9/18

Library Management Team Information and Action Items 8/9/18

LMT 08.09.18 Information and Action Items

home Events and Exhibits, Gateway Carousel One Read Art Exhibit: A Brief Moment in the Sun

One Read Art Exhibit: A Brief Moment in the Sun

The MU Law School and the University Libraries present at a One Read art exhibit: A Brief Moment in the Sun

We are calling for submissions of poetry, mixed media, paintings and photography based on your reactions to the One Read book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Submissions will be accepted beginning September 1 and end on October 15. Please Contact Michelle Baggett for more information at baggettm@missouri.edu.

For more information, including upcoming events, visit One Read Program, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.