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A picture of the depository on Instagram has been one of our most popular posts. If you’re not following us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mizzou.libraries/, you’re missing out!




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Ellis Library Thanksgiving Week Projects

Sign Project: Ellis Library signs are scheduled to arrive on Monday morning (Nov 20). We’re working on the final details for the Signage Project with Cyndi Curnutte on Friday afternoon. Signage installation will take place Monday-Wednesday (Nov 20-22).

Outdoor Cameras: ACC will be here Monday-Wednesday (Nov 20-22). They will be here to finish the outdoor camera installation project.

Door Controls: Overhead Door will be here on Monday (Nov 20) to install the new card readers on the North and West doors. They should be operational and under campus control by end of business on Monday. The door to Room 52 might be non-functional on Monday and Tuesday. Ernest is working with Energy Management on the technical details and will give us an update soon.

Chancellors Move: Beginning Monday (Nov 20), Larry will begin moving Chancellor Wallace to Room 3A31 and Chancellor Deaton to Room 104G.

Furniture warranty work: Cyndi Curnutte is scheduled to walk-through the building on Tuesday (Nov 21) with some manufacturers. They will be looking at the furniture in IC1, IC2, and the lounge chairs throughout the building to determine what can be repaired under warranty. The warranty work will begin as quickly as possible. Cyndi will provide cost estimates for work that needs to be done, but is not covered under warranty.

–Kathy Peters


home Staff news myHR Down This Weekend

myHR Down This Weekend

MyHR is scheduled to be down for maintenance from 12am on Saturday (11/18) to 8am on Monday (11/20).  Since this corresponds with the end of the pay period; those who would normally report time over the weekend should either report their time for the weekend on Friday, or they should make arrangements with their supervisor to enter their time come Monday morning. If you supervise student workers who might report their time over the weekend, please let them know about the outage.

Also, for those that approve biweekly payroll, please remember that next week is an approval week.  If you are going to be gone for the holiday, please make arrangements with either your supervisor or myself to approve your direct reports time once approvals open on Monday.

Thank you,

Noah Hartsfield

home Staff news Reclassifications for Libby Myre and Sue Giger

Reclassifications for Libby Myre and Sue Giger

Libby Myre (ACTS – Serials) has been reclassified to a Sr. Library Specialist effective 11/19/2017.

Sue Giger (Vet Med) has been reclassified to a Library Specialist effective 11/19/2017.

home Staff news New MUSE Posts

New MUSE Posts

Web tip of the week: November 13, 2017

Events for the weekend: Santa’s arrival and Holiday parade!

Recipe of the week: Holiday Edition – Holiday Cranberry Mimosas

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Thanksgiving Hours at Ellis Library

Ellis Library will have limited hours during the Thanksgiving Break. For a complete list of the hours of Ellis Library and the specialized hours, visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

The Bookmark Cafe, which is run by Campus Dining Services, will be closed. For a complete list of hours for Campus Dining Services locations, visit dining.missouri.edu/hours.

Ellis Library Hours, November 17 to 25

Saturday (Nov. 18)…..10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday (Nov. 19)……Closed

Monday (Nov. 20)…..7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tues (Nov. 21)…..7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wed (Nov. 22)…..7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thurs (Nov. 23)……Closed

Fri (Nov. 24)…..Closed

Sat (Nov. 26)…..10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sun (Nov. 26)…..Noon to 12 a.m. (Return to 24 hour schedule)

home Staff news In the News

In the News

“Curators approve plan’s next step to build $200 million MU research facility”
Columbia Missourian, Nov. 10, 2017

“Curators approve new program for ranking building needs”
Columbia Daily Tribune, Nov. 10, 2017

“MU reveals top priority projects in five-year capital plan, hopes to build new journalism building”
KMIZ, Nov. 10, 2017

home Staff news Notes from the Director

Notes from the Director

Hello everyone,

This morning I attended the Board of Curators meeting at which the campus capital plan including the expansion of the library depository (UMLD1) was presented.  Chancellor Cartwright talked about each item for our campus, called the deans with projects pending to microphone for questions (me included), and  all five proposed projects went through pending final financial approval at the spring (Feb. or March) Curators’ meeting.  I’ll talk more about this at next week’s Staff Advisory Group.  So expanding the depository, since we are not asking for state funds, is very close to certain now.  That’s the great news.

The good news, as you have heard before, is that the libraries have been able to make some salary adjustments as of Nov. 1.  All those receiving raises as well as their supervisors were notified this week.  There were only a few, based on excellence, market, and equity, and I’m really sorry we could not do more.  Next year we will try again for more raises for more people.  Thank you all for your hard work and patience as we try to address raising salaries overall within the limitations imposed on us by decreasing state funding, system budget cuts, and strict campus guidelines.  The budget outlook for next fiscal year is still very uncertain.

In other news, the campus Environmental Health and Safety office has issued some recommendations to us, including the restriction of access to the Ellis loading dock area to those who work there.  We want to keep everyone safe and avoid injuries.  This means when we change the door controls, which will happen by Nov. 18, that staff who use the loading dock door to enter Ellis Library will no longer be able to do so, unless they have a valid business reason, as determined by LMT.  It means a little more walking for some of you, and we’re sorry about that, and the short notice, but we can’t go against the recommendations without making ourselves liable, and the University Risk Management folks take a very dim view of that. We just have to comply.  If there is a disability access issue, talk to Sheryl, but the west doors are the official ADA-compliant entrance.  Kathy Peters will notify you if you will continue to have loading dock access, and will give access as needed.

Congratulations to the winners of the MULSA Halloween costume contest. (Laura Buck, the TARDIS from Dr. Who, looked amazing.)  And of course Thursday, the 16th, is the Thanksgiving Lunch, we many of us really look forward to! See you there, and at the Staff Advisory Group meeting, I hope.


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Mizzou Opens Up Horizons

Meagan Hicks, from St. Charles, MO, was used to her small private school, but that changed when she went to Mizzou. “I was the only person from my class to go to Mizzou, and the only person I knew at Mizzou, was my sister. It was a big adjustment.” A good adjustment it would seem.

“Mizzou really helped shape me into a more well-rounded person. While I was still able to stay in my comfort zone, I was also able to explore different aspects of campus I would not normally go for,” Hicks said.

After graduating in 2014, Hicks enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science program, which led to her working as a graduate assistant at the Health Sciences Library. “Working for an academic library was an amazing experience, especially a specialized one. It was awesome helping students and faculty with their research, and their dedication is something I will always remember.”  Hicks currently uses the skills she learned on the job to offer a rich variety of services to the Moberly, Missouri community. “As a public librarian now, I want to offer programs that inspire the next generation of Mizzou students to work hard in anything they want to do.”

Hicks says she made the right decision coming to Mizzou, and wants those considering Mizzou to know that they should “try out new things, things you may not have known you would like may become your new passion. Explore and have fun!”

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Marketing Highlights

  1. We have our first Libraries’ Mizzou Made story on the campus Mizzou Made page. Mizzou Made stories are what we call Cycle of Success stories, but specifically focusing on students. You can see the story on the Newshub: http://library.missouri.edu/news/lottes-health-sciences-library/mizzou-opens-up-horizons and the Mizzou Made page: https://news.missouri.edu/category/mizzou-made/. We have more of these success stories of current and past students in the works, including our most recent Undergraduate Research Contest winner. Please along any student success stories you have to your Newshub reporters. Also, I want to thank all of the Marketing Team for their work in thinking about how we can best share the story of the Libraries’ impact on students, but I especially want to thank Taira Meadowcroft who worked to get the content together for the first three Mizzou Made stories we are publishing.
  2. Dr. David Crespy gave us a really nice write-up on the University of Missouri Press blog. https://missouribooks.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/the-lanford-wilson-collection-at-mu-libraries-special-collections-and-rare-books/