Finding Government Statistics for Your Research Project
January 26 1– 2 p.m.
Federal and state governments are an excellent source for statistical data. Review strategies for finding statistics compiled by governments, as well as statistics from non-governmental sources that are reported in federal documents.
Marie Concannon, Head of Government Information
Most workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)
On Friday, January 19, students, parents, family, staff, faculty, fans, and alumni are encouraged to wear their favorite organization’s gear throughout the day. This may be a student organization t-shirt, your favorite sport team’s gear, or anything else that demonstrates your passion for Mizzou! Use #MizzouMade on social media to share how involvement impacted your Mizzou experience.
The Libraries social media team will be sharing #MizzouMade stories that we have been gathering. We would also love to have photos of our librarians and staff wearing Mizzou gear, so we can share it on social media. (The new Libraries polos will be distributed at the All-Staff Meeting!) We will remind you on Thursday to wear your gear and on Friday to send us photos.
The offices of University Archives on the 7th floor of Lewis Hall will be closed to researchers and patrons Friday January 12th through Wednesday January 17th, 2018.
We will reopen to the public in Room 101 on the 1st floor of Lewis Hall on Thursday January 18th at 8AM.
Information requests can be left at 573 882-7567 and firstname.lastname@example.org during that time, and we will respond as soon as we can.
The Archives will be somewhat limited in providing full reference services as some of the collections and the audio-visual viewing equipment will be inaccessible until we return to the 7th floor.
This week Grace Atkins took six members of ULSAC to North Carolina to visit three academic libraries. Learn more about this trip below.
What is ULSAC?
University Libraries Student Advisory Council (ULSAC) comprises 20 student leaders representing nine student governments and an additional five members representing the Library Ambassadors, a student development program of the libraries. ULSAC is charged with advising the University Libraries on important matters of concern to the students of the University of Missouri.
What is the SVP?
The Student Vision Project (SVP) is a student-led initiative to draft a document detailing the future that ULSAC sees for the libraries and how the libraries can relate to the rest of campus and the student experience. It’s a type of long range planning that will clarify student priorities and leverage them for additional support from the institution and alumni with the end goal of improving the student experience through the attainment of enhanced library services, spaces, and collections.
What is this Research Trip about?
ULSAC has decided to invest student development funds in the education of six student leaders who are highly involved in the SVP. The students and Grace will visit the Research Triangle in order to see what some of the best libraries in the world do – and maybe even more importantly – how they do it. They will spend three days visiting three different libraries (Duke, NCSU, and UNC-Chapel Hill). The students will also spend time working on the SVP so that it is ready to present to the constituent bodies for student approval before the end of the spring semester.
Why are we touring libraries in the Research Triangle?
ULSAC wants the University Libraries to be one of the the best academic library systems in the country; rather than reinvent the wheel, they would like to see what has been done and what works elsewhere. Duke, NCSU, and UNC-Chapel Hill will generously assist ULSAC in this mission by showing the best that their libraries have to offer. The students and Grace will be touring and discussing digital media commons/technology resources, space scheduling/logistics tools, special collections spaces, open access resources/collaborations, inclusion/diversity/equity programs, library instruction programs, and research support services. ULSAC members recognize that there’s a lot they don’t know about the world of libraries, but they are enthusiastic about learning more to create the best possible vision to help guide the libraries and the campus forward.