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Workshops @ Your Library: Citation Management

Collect, organize and format your citations with EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley!
Register at: library.missouri.edu/workshops

All sessions held in Ellis Library 213.

 

Choosing a Citation Manager
A citation manager helps organize PDFs and notes as well as format citations in thousands of styles. Unfortunately, there is no best
citation manager. The three citation managers the library teaches—Zotero, EndNote and Mendeley—all have different strengths and
weaknesses. This class previews each citation manager and explains the differences between them.

Thursday, August 29               3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 6                1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10          11 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday, September 18     3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Intro to EndNote
Tuesday, September 24          11 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday, October 2            3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 10              3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, October 11                   1 to 2 p.m.

Intro to Mendeley
Wednesday, September 25      3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 3                 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, October 4                      1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8                  11 a.m. to Noon

Intro to Zotero
Thursday, September 26          3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 27               1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 1                  11 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday, October 9             3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Need a different date or time? Groups of five or more can request additional sessions of these workshops at:
library.missouri.edu/workshops
Workshop recordings at:
libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Gateway Carousel Introduction to Data from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys, Sept. 18

Introduction to Data from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys, Sept. 18

Join us for a talk with special guest Dr. Geoffrey Paulin, senior economist, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon in 114A Ellis Library. Contact Dr. Rui Yao (yaor@missourui.edu) for more information.

Sponsored by Department of Personal Financial Planning, College of Human Environmental Sciences and University of Missouri Libraries

home Gateway Carousel, Workshops Workshops @ Your Library: Research Essentials

Workshops @ Your Library: Research Essentials

To attend in person or online via Zoom, register at: library.missouri.edu/workshops

Welcome to the University Libraries: Services and Resources for the Savvy Researcher
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Whether you’re new to MU or just in need of a refresher, this presentation will introduce you to the library services and resources you need to succeed as a student and researcher. Learn how to locate books and articles from in our local collection and obtain materials from other libraries; receive research and instructional support from subject librarians; preserve and access data, articles, theses, and dissertations in our online repository; and make use of government documents, rare books, and other special collections.

Tuesday, August 27 11 a.m.–Noon
Wednesday, September 4 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 12 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 20 1–2 p.m.

Demystifying the Literature Review
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Explore the world of literature reviews through this hands-on workshop highlighting different types of reviews, the process involved in creating each one, and an overview of best practices. Interactive searching and writing activities will give you the practical skills and resources needed to structure literature reviews for your discipline, while saving you time and effort.

Wednesday, August 28 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 5 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 13 1–2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17 11 a.m.–Noon

Choosing a Citation Manager
Location: 213 Ellis Library
A citation manager helps organize PDFs and notes as well as format citations in thousands of styles. Unfortunately, there is no best citation manager. The three citation managers the library teaches—Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley—all have different strengths and weaknesses. This class previews each citation manager and explains the differences between them.

Thursday, August 29 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 6 1–2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10 11 a.m.–Noon
Wednesday, September 18 3:15–4:15 p.m.

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

Friday, August 30 1–2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 3 11 a.m.–Noon
Wednesday, September 11 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 19* 3:15-4:15 p.m.
*Sept. 19 session held in 117 Health Sciences Library.


Need a different date or time?
Groups of five or more can request additional sessions of these workshops at:
library.missouri.edu/workshops
Workshop recordings at:
libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Gateway Carousel Local Artist John Michael Holman on Display in Bookmark Cafe

Local Artist John Michael Holman on Display in Bookmark Cafe

During the fall semester, the work of John Michael Holman will be on display in Ellis Library’s Bookmark Cafe. Holman is originally from Boston, and he began painting in V.A. Hospital and Art therapy classes after serving in the Gulf War.

Artist statement:

The portrait/landscape/ narrative has been a familiar subject within my history of painting. The process of creating and methodology allows me to develop each piece individually. It also brings me the most satisfaction; even if considered imperfect or slightly awkward in technique by academic standards. Being a self-taught artist has its rewards and allows me the freedom to go outside the lines and paint what I feel and see without restraint.

My more visceral works are achieved through the application of metallic paints plus the occasional inter-vention of the ‘happy accident’ or chance. All these elements contribute in the process of making or de-constructing my paintings. The creative process for me is one of release, provocation and ultimately my way of expressing my memories of places visited and the emotional attachments that accompany them.

This is more apparent as the viewer approaches the completed works; with surfaces dissolving into a color pallet of irregular textures and unconscious imagery. From an academic perspective, I break rules and as a self-taught artist I am completely at peace with that concept. I paint what I feel and if it provokes the viewer with any reaction whether good or bad; then I have done my job.

Thank you for viewing my creations.

Contact:
T: 660-202-2428
W: www.facebook.com/john.m.holman

 

home Cycle of Success, Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel, Staff news Mizzou Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow

Mizzou Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow

Joe Askins, head of instructional services for the University of Missouri Libraries, has been selected as a fellow in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, an intensive professional development program to empower library professionals with the knowledge, skills and community connections to lead successful open education initiatives that benefit students.The two-semester program blends online, peer-to-peer and project-based learning to build a comprehensive understanding of the open education space coupled with practical know-how to take action on campus and beyond. Joe is one of 27 fellows selected from a competitive application pool for the program’s 2019-2020 cohort.

“The University Libraries are committed to supporting open education on campus. We are proud that Joe has been selected for this program, and believe that his work will benefit students at Mizzou,” stated Ann Campion Riley, Vice Provost of Libraries. 

The SPARC Open Education Leadership Program spans two semesters, beginning with an intensive online course in the fall to build open education subject matter expertise. In the spring, Joe will work with a mentor to implement a capstone project that will help advance open education at MU and contribute back to the broader open education community as a whole. Joe will join the rest of the cohort in attending the 16th annual Open Education Conference in Phoenix, AZ in late Octobe

The UM System’s A&OER initiatives were taking flight right as I arrived at the University of Missouri Libraries in 2017, and I’ve followed the A&OER Task Force’s efforts with great interest in the two years since. The SPARC Open Education Leadership Program represents a great opportunity to learn more about being an effective advocate for open education across the curriculum” stated Joe Askins.

To support faculty in transitioning to more affordable and open educational resources, the University of Missouri System A&OER Taskforce has created a faculty-first grant funding programs for all UM System faculty who wish to adopt or develop new A&OER course materials. The University of Missouri is also part of the Open Textbook Network through their membership in the MOBIUS academic library consortium, and has a group in the MOBIUS OER Commons hub.

“Academic libraries sit at the intersection of faculty, students, and high-quality resources, and therefore are essential partners in advancing open education on campus,” said Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC. “A large part of what makes our program successful is the unique and valuable perspective each participant brings to it, and a vibrant community of practice develops amongst the cohort. We are proud to have Joe Askins among our 2019-2020 class.”

The University Libraries is a member of SPARC, which is a global coalition dedicated to making Open the default in research and education. For more information about the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, visit sparcopen.org/our-work/open-education-leadership-program.

home Staff news Annual Mandatory Training

Annual Mandatory Training

In order to better protect and empower our community, some members of our University are required to complete annual online courses based on institutional commitments and concerns. As a faculty or staff member, you are required to complete compliance training courses between August 15 and September 30, 2019. Required courses include, but are not limited to: Discrimination Prevention and Title IX, Campus Alert Training and MakeITSafe Training.

All required trainings are hosted in myLearn. To begin, access myLearn, sign in and select the “Learning Plan” icon and launch your required training directly from your Learning Plan page. You and your supervisor will receive reminder emails until your requirements are complete.

home Staff news In the News

In the News

“Ellis Library evacuated after chemical leak in basement”
Columbia Missourian, August 8, 2019

“University of Missouri train health librarians to serve in rural and underserved communities”
Journal-Advocate, August 15, 2019

 

home Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services West Stacks Closure: How to Request Materials

West Stacks Closure: How to Request Materials

The west stacks of Ellis Library are closed due to work on the foundation of the building. In order to access materials located in the west stacks, you will need to make a request through the MERLIN library catalog. For detailed information about this process, visit http://library.missouri.edu/inthelibrary/borrowing/requestretrieval/.

If you have additional questions, you may get help in person at the Research Help desk or the Check Out desk. Online help is available at Ask the Librarians!

The stacks will open again after the fall semester.

home Staff news Spring/Summer 2019 Library Connections Now Available

Spring/Summer 2019 Library Connections Now Available

The current issue of Library Connections, our biannual print newsletter for University Libraries supporters, is now available online. You may also pick up a print copy in 104 Ellis Library. If you work in a specialized library and would like a copy, please contact Shannon Cary (carysn@missouri.edu).

 

home Staff news In the News

In the News

“Ellis Library evacuated after chemical leak in basement”
Columbia Missourian, August 8, 2019