home Staff news Staff Advisory Group Notes, 9/7/17

Staff Advisory Group Notes, 9/7/17


  • General announcements & introductions: Kevin McFillen

Internal Speaker: Grace Atkins presenting on OERs

  • Vice Provost’s report: Ann Campion Riley

We hope to receive approval soon from the Provost for the new $5 million depository.  The Campus will loan us the money and we will make installments until it is paid off.  Since the other system campuses have found other avenues for depository materials, this is slated as a campus proposal instead of a system proposal such as the current depository was built.  Once built, we will then relinquish our rented space for UMLD II.

Provost Stokes has indicated that she will restore $1 million of the funds lost in the campus cuts for our Libraries collections.  This will allow us to keep our packages with our large vendors.  We can share this information with our stakeholders and interested parties.

The State Historical Society is looking at moving Dec. 2019.  Renovations could start in Jan. 2020.  The Provost’s office has indicated that the Libraries will have first dibs on the space.  Our ideas include Archives moving over, disabilities services, Student Success Center tutoring space.  Jim Spain, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, has offered some funds for part of the renovations relating to the space planned for the Student Success Center.

We still hope for an additional expansion to the South.  We will look at drawing up plans to share with donors, Chancellor and System President in the near future.

We are pleased to welcome the Council of Deans and Chancellor’s Staff meeting in 114A on Monday mornings for a few months this semester.

  • Submitted Question: How is the water being filtered? Is the water safe to drink following the boil advisory?

Drinking Fountains are filtered from sediment and lime.  The bottle filling stations are set up with our filters that last longer.  Consequently, the “bottles saved” indicator is inactive.  The filters are all on an annual replacement program.  It does not filter for taste.  Jimmy from campus facilities confirmed that the water is safe to drink after the recent precautionary boil advisories.

  • HR Updates, upcoming events: Sheryl Cullina

Clarification about the organizational tree changes as mentioned in the past LMT minutes:  We are currently considered one department by the campus, but we do not operate or consider ourselves as such.  We are applying our current org charts to PeopleSoft.

Engineering Librarian and SCARAB positions are open and accepting applications. Sr. Library Specialist – Digital Services and part time Maintenance Services Attendant are the open staff positions at this time.


Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity upcoming training dates and details are being worked out.

Mizzou One Read: Infamy

Sep. 25, 1:00 pm: Experience of Puerto Rican Citizenship

Oct. 6, 12:30 pm: Rights of Guantanamo detainees

Oc.t 18, 5:00 pm: faculty panel about ideas the book raises.

Public library one read, small book display: The Turner House

  • Tribute to Debbie Melvin – Kathy Peters

Many library staff members attended Debbie Melvin’s Celebration of Life this past weekend.  Delightful stories about Debbie were shared, followed by a picnic lunch.  Debbie wanted to be remembered in this joyous manner.

  • Guest Speaker: Grace Atkins – Outreach Librarian

SAC: Website will show what organizations are involved in Joint Council with the Student Advisory Committee that has been responsible for facilitating the Student Enhancement Fee passage.  SAC is meeting 6 times this semester to keep up with their student vision for the Student Enhancement Fee.  They are excited to hear that we want to expand to the South.

OER: Open and Affordable Educational Resources Taskforce has identified their goals and mission.  Grace serves on two subcommittees for the OAER Taskforce.  UMKC librarian is on the other subcommittees, so we have a librarian represented on all subcommittees.  The goal is to educate faculty on what we have already.  The focus is on adopting open textbooks that have already been written.

MOBIUS and Open Textbook Network: Sep 27 is the kickoff webinar to explain the partnership.  Trains people how to lead reviewed textbook workshops. They hope to have a librarian at every campus to lead such workshops for faculty.

  • Chair closing remarks: Kevin McFillen

Staff Advisory Group: Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m

home Staff news Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Libraries have immediate openings for the following positions:

  • Library Specialist – Digital Services (part time) – 24241
  • Library Specialist – Government Information and Ellis Library Borrowing (internal only) – 24238

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 Workshops Search Techniques for the Literature Review

Search Techniques for the Literature Review

Search Techniques for the Literature Review
Sept. 15  1– 2 p.m.

Get the results you want by learning key features of database searching. We’ll focus on practical techniques that save you time and effort in gathering sources for your literature review. Key interdisciplinary databases will be featured.
Rebecca Graves, HSL Educational Services Librarian
Taira Meadowcroft, HSL Informational Services Librarian

Workshop is offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops

home Staff news New MUSE Posts

New MUSE Posts

Web tip of the week, September 4th 2018

Recipe of the week: Mayonnaise Banana Bread

home Staff news Marketing Highlights

Marketing Highlights

We sent out the first electronic version of Library Connections a couple of weeks ago. Staff should have also received the newsletter. We received positive feedback from our donors. We send out two paper copies of Library Connections, our donor newsletter, a year. We hope to continue to send out regular electronic editions of the newsletter and occasional engaging emails to our supporters throughout the year.

home Staff news Identity Standards for MU and the Libraries

Identity Standards for MU and the Libraries

Over the last several years, the University of Missouri has adopted identity standards that relate to what we call ourselves and the images we use to represent the institution. To find a complete list of these rules, visit identity.missouri.edu.

Here are some key things to remember:

  • We no longer use “Columbia” when referring to our campus, it is just the University of Missouri, MU, or Mizzou.
  • Mizzou is to be used in informal situations or when students are the primary audience.
  • The stacked MU is the primary logo for the University. There are strict rules about using the stacked MU.
  • Each unit has their own unit signature. It is the stacked MU with the name of the unit and the University of Missouri.
  • You can get the the Libraries’ unit signature from me. If you need anything printed with the unit signature, please make sure it has been approved by me or Printing Services.
  • When referring to the Libraries, use University of Missouri Libraries in the first instance and use University Libraries after that. You may use Mizzou Libraries in informal situations, such as on social media.

If you have questions, please contact me.

Shannon Cary

home Staff news Reminder Regarding Library News Notes Submission

Reminder Regarding Library News Notes Submission

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1. Items for News Notes should be submitted to me by noon on Thursday. Please let me know if you will have a late submission.

2. Please send completed items as you wish them to be posted in the blog. This saves time and confusion. If you would like help in composing your post or if you want me to edit the post, please let me know in advance of the submission deadline.

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Thank you for your cooperation. Following these procedures will aid me in making sure that News Notes items are published quickly and accurately. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Shannon Cary

home Staff news New MUSE Posts

New MUSE Posts

Web tip of the week, August 28, 2017

Recipe of the Week: Salmon Patties

home Staff news Call for Graduate Studies Awards, Fall Cycle

Call for Graduate Studies Awards, Fall Cycle

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to share the following calls for nominations for the MU graduate studies fall cycle awards.  Nominations for the following awards are being sought:

The nomination process is provided in the links above.  The deadline for all fall cycle awards is 5 PM CDT on November 1.  We anticipate award decisions from the Graduate Faculty Senate in the beginning of December.

We are excited to showcase both the important scholarly contributions of our graduate students and the outstanding mentoring of graduate students conducted by faculty.  Please help us in making your faculty and students aware of these awards.  Please post in prominent locations, distribute this widely and encourage your faculty to nominate the work of both their graduate students and graduate mentors.

home Staff news Library Management Team Information and Action Items, 8/29/17

Library Management Team Information and Action Items, 8/29/17

LMT 08.29.17 Information and Action Items