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Missouri Self-Taught: Lanford Wilson and the American Drama Conference

The University of Missouri Theatre Department presents an interdisciplinary conference titled “Missouri Self-Taught: Lanford Wilson and the American Drama,” to focus on Missouri’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lanford Wilson. The conference will be held April 26-29 at Ellis Library and the Rhynsburger Theatre and features an MU production of The Rimers of Eldritch directed by Dr. David Crespy.

The conference and all the events scheduled are free and open to the public, with a goal to encourage students and scholars to avail themselves of the Lanford Wilson Collection located in the University of Missouri Libraries Special Collections and Rare Books.  Both the production of The Rimers of Eldritch and a new book edited by David Crespy, Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems, have been supported in part through research in the Lanford Wilson Collection. The conference also features onstage interviews and master classes with guest artists Marshall W. Mason, Lanford Wilson’s Tony® Award-winning director; Tanya Berezin, the former artistic director of New York’s Circle Repertory Company, where Wilson’s plays were first produced; Danny Irvine, founding director of its Circle Rep Lab; and Mary Sue Price, an Emmy award-winning Circle Repertory playwright and protégé of Lanford Wilson.

A full conference schedule and additional information can be found on the Missouri Self-Taught conference website.

home Staff news Reminder About Ice Machine in Staff Lounge

Reminder About Ice Machine in Staff Lounge

Please remember to clean up any ice that falls out of the ice machine in the Ellis Library staff lounge. The melting ice makes the floor slippery and dangerous.

home Staff news PeopleSoft Upgrade, April 27-30

PeopleSoft Upgrade, April 27-30

In order to execute a minor upgrade and some bug fixes to PeopleSoft 9.2, MyHR and PeopleSoft HR will be unavailable from Friday, April 27th at 5pm to the morning of Monday, April 30th.  If you would normally access either system over the weekend, you will be unable to do so during the downtime.  Please record any time worked during the outage in another format and enter it once the system is live again on Monday.  Supervisors, please be sure that your staff and students are all aware of the outage.  If you have any questions, please contact Noah Hartsfield.

home Staff news New MUSE Posts

New MUSE Posts

Web tip of the week, April 16, 2018

Recipe of the week: Shannon Cary has a Cookbook blog!

Events for the weekend! Vet School Open House and Earth Day!

home Staff news In the News

In the News

“Playwright Lanford Wilson to be celebrated at MU conference”
Columbia Missourian,
April 13, 2018

home Ellis Library, Workshops Friday Workshops Semester Wrap-Up

Friday Workshops Semester Wrap-Up

April 20, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Rm 159, Ellis Library

All Fridays @ the Library participants are invited to join librarians and archivists in a lively discussion of the workshop series. This is your chance to ask for new topics, suggest changes to the series, and reconnect with fellow researchers.

University Libraries Research & Information Services Division

home Staff news Library Management Team Information and Action Items 4/10/18

Library Management Team Information and Action Items 4/10/18

LMT 4.10.18 Information and Action Items_

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New MUSE Posts

Web tip of the week: April 9, 2018

Recipe of the week: Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Events for the weekend: Football, Book sale and the stars!

home Staff news Marketing Highlights

Marketing Highlights

As part of National Library Week, we gave out ALA coloring books to people who commented on social media about why they like the Libraries. Here are some of those comments:

  • Bailey Youngs
    @bailsrails on Twitter
    I love Mizzou libraries because it provides many resources, a great place to study, Bookmark, and no one judges you if you have a mental breakdown at 11 pm on Tuesday
  • Cannotatedbib
    @cannotatedbib on Twitter
    @MUSpecColl [Special Collections] gave me the best internship I’ve ever had – the people, the work, and the education made Ellis one of my favorite places on Earth.
  • Brandi Bengston
    @TheLightWithinShinesMyBeauty on Facebook
    I like the databases I can access and the helpful librarians on the chat for myself as a distance learner!
  • Chaney
    @2chainees on Twittter
    I love Mizzou libraries because it’s such a welcoming environment. I can cry over my Capstone research project and everyone just *understands* (and the databases and helpful librarians)
  • Jillian Frasher
    @ jillian.frasher on Facebook
    I love the stacks with the ladders I can use and feel like Belle. Also, all the great study nooks and wonderful librarians to ask for help!
  • Leah Glenn
    @leah.burettaglenn on Facebook
    The librarians are very knowledgeable and helpful!
  • Rabia Gregory
    @RabiaGregory on twitter
    Without our amazing librarians faculty like me couldn’t do our jobs. Special shout outs to interlibrary loan, special collections, and the awesome negotiators who maintain our access to academic journals. Libraries are essential to research and teaching! Ps. #Fundthelibrary

  • Daniel A. Hoyt
    @dan_hoyt on twitter
    #NationalLibraryWeek When I entered #Mizzou, as a first-generation college student, Ellis Library was this grand and hopeful and vital place. Thank you, @MizzouLibraries
home Staff news Notes From the Director, 4/13/18

Notes From the Director, 4/13/18

Hello everyone,

Yesterday we received word that Chancellor Cartwright approved the librarians’ and archivists’ official recognition as non-tenure track faculty members (NTT).  I think this is very good news, and will help raise the profile of the librarians on campus.  There are details to work out, and MULAC will be doing that, but the recognition is the first big step.  Thanks to all who worked on this issue over the last few years.

Most of you have probably noticed that the steam pipe work on Lowry Mall is finally over.  I’m sorry the bricks are back, as I had hoped we would get a surface less slippery when wet, but at least the construction fences are gone.   Planting of pansies and other annual flowers will likely start soon, so I hope we’re done with snow!

Budget planning has not moved forward, which is a bit stressful, since we still have so much uncertainty.  We should know more in a week or two. I don’t think I can say no news is good news.  More information will come soon, and I know we are all worried it won’t be good.

The big Library Society donor event in Room 201 is on for Friday, April 27, as many of you know, starting at 4:30 pm.  I’m sorry the room will be closed all that day and night and part of the next day.  We also make a lot of noise just before finals.  Our donors love using that room, though, and it really helps to gain their support, which we need now more than ever.  This year we are partnered with the campus Legacy Society, which is for people who have planned estate gifts, as well as with David Crespy and the Theater Department, who are providing our speaker, Tony-award winning Broadway director Marshall Mason.  The program is on the Lanford Wilson papers, which we have here, and his plays.  (Tickets are $50; talk to Sheila Voss if interested).

Next weekend is the Unbound Book Festival at Stephens College, which is all free and offers many interesting author talks.  We have Anselm chairing a session on authors’ use of archives.  Matt and others will have a table with information on Friends of the Libraries and hope to recruit some new members.

Again, congratulations to librarians and archivists on NTT status, and best wishes for the next steps.

Ann