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Ellis Library Open 24/5 After Labor Day

Ellis Library will be open from noon on Sunday until midnight on Friday and from 8 am until midnight on Saturday starting Sept. 5.

Students have consistently asked for longer hours, and thanks to the Enhance Mizzou Student Fee the hours have been extended to meet student needs.

  • Only students, faculty and staff with a valid Mizzou ID will be allowed in the library from midnight to 7 am.
  • Library users will have access to all floors of the library during the extended hours.
  • Service hours, such as check-out and reference, will not be extended, but the self-checkout machine is always available.
  • At certain times of the evening only the West entrance (by Speaker’s Circle) of Ellis Library will be open.

For a complete list of all library hours, including around holidays and intersession, please visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

If you have questions or concerns about using the library overnight, Pat Jones, Head of Library Security, and Dana Houston, Senior Security Officer, share security information and safety tips.

What security measures are in place?

During the overnight hours, there will be three security officers inside Ellis Library, one stationed at each entrance and one roving officer, meaning that officer will be walking throughout the building.

Approximately 18 security cameras will be added to the outside of the building soon. More and better lighting outside the building is also in the works. There are already approximately 20 security cameras throughout the inside of the building.

All security officers are Red Cross certified, and the library has a defibrillator. MU Police Department officers will arrive within 3-5 minutes if they are needed at any time.

What is the number one complaint library security officers receive?

Talking in the quiet areas!

Do you have any safety tips for students who plan to use the library overnight?

  • Intoxicated students will not be allowed entrance. The library is a place to do research and study.
  • Any time you feel unsafe or are being bothered by another individual, go to a security desk or tell the roving officer.
  • If you can, stay at the security desk to talk to the officer and answer a few questions. Additional details can help the officer solve the problem.
  • You can request an MU PD escort to an on-campus location by calling 573-882-7201. Escorts are done on foot.
  • Use the buddy system if possible. If not, call someone to say when you’re leaving and what route you’re taking.
  • Always walk in lit areas after dark.

What is the number one thing to know about safety in the library?

Again, any time you feel unsafe for any reason or are being bothered by another individual, tell a security officer.

Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

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“Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” Viewing

Join us on August 30th at 4 p.m. in Ellis Auditorium for a viewing of the PBS documentary Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story. If you don’t have time to read this year’s One Read Program pick, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves, or if you want to learn more, this is the event for you. This PBS documentary tells the story of Japanese-American internment through the experience, resistance, and trial of Fred Korematsu.

Snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries.

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Mizzou Libraries. For more information, see this guide or visit the exhibit through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

Writing Tutors in Ellis Library

Tutors from the Writing Center will be offering one-on-one writing support in Ellis Library again this fall. All Mizzou students can take advantage of this service. Tutors can help with all stages of the writing process: brainstorming, revising, polishing a final draft. They are familiar with a variety of writing styles and formats.

Writing Tutors’ Schedule
Ellis Library, Room 151-E
Fall 2017

Sunday, August 27 through Finals Week
(no tutors during Thanksgiving Week)

Sunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday noon – 9:00 pm

Tuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Wednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Thursday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sign up for appointments on the sign-up sheet which will be posted on the door to Room 151-E at the start of tutoring hours that day. Appointments are for fifty minutes.

Visit the Writing Center’s website to find out more about the writing assistance they offer.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

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LibWIS: Library Workshops for International Students

What is LibWIS?

LibWIS means Library Workshops for International Students. These no-registration sessions are open to anyone, but international students are particularly encouraged to attend. All workshops will be in Ellis Library, Room 4D11 during the week of September 11-15, from 3:15-4:15pm. The workshops will also repeated periodically throughout the fall semester (dates to be announced). Come to one or all of the workshops! You may bring your own laptop or use the desktops located in the classroom.

Exploring the University Libraries
Monday, September 11
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

We will talk about research libraries in the United States and specifically the University Libraries on the MU campus. A physical tour of Ellis Library will conclude the workshop. Designed for people new to campus or who find the library system confusing.

Introduction to Research
Tuesday, September 12
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Learn how to find books in our library and how to request books from other libraries. Learn how to do basic research to find peer-reviewed journal articles.

Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It
Wednesday, September 13
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Your class syllabus has a statement about “academic dishonesty” and “academic integrity.” What does this mean at MU? Plagiarism is an important—but sometimes confusing—issue for domestic and international students alike. Many people unknowingly commit plagiarism when writing their papers. Join us to learn how to identify and avoid plagiarism in your academic writing. We will look at common errors in citing resources, paraphrasing, and summarizing research as well as how to correct those errors and prevent plagiarism in your academic work.

Advanced Research
Thursday, September 14
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Discover which library resources are best for YOUR specific research. Learn time-saving tips for effective searching to find the research articles, reports, and other materials you need.

Zotero  (New in the LibWIS series!)
Friday, September 15
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

Zotero is a free, open source computer program that provides space to store your citations and then formats them in hundreds of different citation styles as you write your paper, article, or dissertation. Join us as we discuss how to use Zotero in your writing.
We encourage you to bring your own laptop to this session and have Zotero downloaded on your laptop before coming. (Get assistance downloading Zotero at the Ellis Library Reference Desk.)

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Drop-In Ellis Library Tours

Curious about the library? Stop by Ellis Library for drop-in tours this weekend (August 18-20). Tours start on the hour.

Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 1 – 4 pm

Sunday: 1 – 4 pm

Meet on the first floor inside the North Entrance off of Lowry Mall. A tour guide will be waiting.

No registration or appointments are needed. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend as well.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

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Fridays @ the Library Workshops Fall 2017

Join Mizzou Libraries for our Fridays @ the Library Workshops this fall.
RESEARCH SMARTER, NOT HARDER!

Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Workshops offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face (Rm. 213, 2nd Floor, Ellis Library) and live online (unless otherwise directed)
Registration preferred:

http://tinyurl.com/MUlibrariesworkshops

Sept. 1: Staying Ahead of the Curve

Sept. 8: Demystifying the Literature Review

Sept. 15: Search Techniques for the Literature Review

Sept. 22: How to Fact-Check & Verify the News

Sept. 29: Special Collections & Archives (Rm 401 Ellis Library, in-person only)

Oct. 6: EndNote (in-person only)

Oct. 13: Mendeley (in-person only)

Oct. 20: Zotero (in-person only)

Oct. 27: Maximizing Your Research Identity

Nov. 3: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Nov. 10: I’ve Gotta Teach! Putting Together a Syllabus (Rm 114A, Ellis Library)

Dec. 1: Semester Wrap-up (Rm 159, Ellis Library)

Workshop recordings at: libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials

Click here for the 2017 Fall Friday Workshop Flyer

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“Infamy”: One Read Program Exhibit on Display in Ellis Library

Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves is this year's One Read Program selection. The One Read Program is sponsored by Mizzou Law and MU Libraries in order to facilitate conversations of diversity, inclusion, and social justice throughout the MU community. This year's selection, Infamy, tells the shameful story of the United States' forced relocation of thousands of Japanese-Americans to internment camps during the Second World War.

An exhibit in the Ellis Library Colonnade features a list of internment camps throughout U.S. history and a map of their locations. In addition to general information and a timeline of events relating Japanese-American internment, photos capturing various elements of life in the camps show viewers a glimpse of this reprehensible part of our history. Examples of propaganda from the time are also highlighted. The exhibit will be on display through September 29.

For more information on the book, events, additional resources, and information on the One Read Program, see this guide. Copies of the book are available for checkout in Ellis Library, the Journalism Library, and the Law Library.

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

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Thank You, Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee

Mizzou Libraries would like to thank the Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee for funding new furniture for the computer and work areas on the first floor of Ellis Library. The furniture includes numerous much-needed chairs in the computer and work spaces on the first floor, with a few more yet to come.

This photo shows a work area near Government Documents that has been refreshed with new tables as well as chairs. The furniture was chosen to make collaborative work easier.

The Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee provided $50,000 of funding for this improvement project.

Thanks also to Mizzou Libraries staff who helped with the project, including Gwen Gray, who filed the SFCIC proposal; Ann Riley, who envisioned the collaborative space; Pat Jones and Kathy Peters, who helped select the furniture; and others who provided assistance with the project.

 

 

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Jennifer Gravley

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One Read Program Events

The following events have been scheduled to facilitate conversation regarding this year’s One Read Program selection: Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves. Infamy tells the shameful story of the United States’ forced relocation of thousands of Japanese-Americans to internment camps during the Second World War.

August 30 @ 4 pm: PBS Documentary – Of Civil Wrongs and Rights
If you don’t have time to read Infamy or if you want to learn more, this is the event for you. This PBS documentary tells the story of Japanese-American internment through the experience, resistance, and trial of Fred Korematsu.
Ellis Auditorium

September 6 @ 1 pm: Dr. Michael Hosokawa
Dr. Hosokawa, a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the MU School of Medicine, will share his experience behind barbed wire in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.
Hulston Hall 7

September 25 @ 1 pm: Dr. Jacqueline Font-Guzmán
Dr. Font-Guzmán is a professor of Law at Creighton University and is a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. Her research explores healthcare disparities, law, and conflict engagement in addition to how marginalized individuals create counter-narratives to address institutional injustice.
Hulston Hall 7

October 6 @ 12:30-2 pm: Baher Azmy
Baher Azmy is the Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and is known for his litigation and advocacy for civil and human rights, specifically the rights of Guantanamo detainees. He has additionally litigated cases challenging police misconduct and the violation of immigrant and prisoner rights.
Hulston Hall 7

October 18 @ 5 pm: How Fear Leads to Atrocity
Join a panel of MU faculty from a variety of departments to discuss how social, political, and psychological rationales can lead to discrimination and injustice.
Ellis Library 114A

The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and MU Libraries.

For more information on the book, events, additional resources, and information on the One Read Program, see this guide or check out the exhibit in the Ellis Library Colonnade through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout in Ellis Library, the Journalism Library, and the Law Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.

Recorded Sound Update

With the retirement of David Truesdell, the Recorded Sound Center is no longer open for walk-in service.  Materials will still be available for checkout.

To check out a compact disc or album, use the MERLIN Catalog to find the item, then press the "REQUEST" button at the top left and enter your MyZou login (pawprint) and password. The pickup location should default to MU Ellis Library Circulation, so next hit the submit button.

Circulation will pull the item from Recorded Sound and notify you by email that it is available for pickup at the Circulation desk. Usually within 24 hours. 

Contact Mike Muchow, Humanities Librarian, at muchowm@missouri.edu or 573-882-3224 if you have additional questions.

Jennifer Gravley

I am a Research and Instruction Librarian with a background in creative writing.