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Twenty Years of Successful Partnership

“The health sciences library is a jewel in the Mizzou library system,” says Dr. Vicki Conn, Professor Emerita at the Sinclair School of Nursing.

As a faculty member at the nursing school, Dr. Conn focused on why patients wouldn’t take their prescribed medications and finding ways to increase exercise in chronically ill adults. Her research spanned over many years and credits Diane Johnson with helping her throughout the journey.

“I was the principal investigator of three National Institutes of Health [NIH] R01 grants for enormous projects and [Diane’s] expertise was critical for securing funding,” relays Dr. Conn. Diane remained on the grants after the funding was secured, being named a co-investigator to assist with the “hard work,” as Dr. Conn calls it.

Diane Johnson

“[Diane] worked with my research staff to facilitate our easy access to the results of searches. For one of our projects, we evaluated over 37,000 potential studies for inclusion. The vast majority of those 37,000 were located by Diane. Diane was a central member of our research team.” With Diane as a member of the research team and closely working with the other researchers, allowed her to completely understand the project. Diane could easily adapt and change with search as needed and know the exact information the team found most beneficial.

Dr. Conn’s and her team also made great use of the library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) department, requesting articles if they needed to be reviewed in their entirety. If the articles weren’t available on campus, ILL borrowed them from other libraries, making sure Dr. Conn and her research team had access to the articles necessary for their grants.

These services were something Dr. Conn highly valued over the twenty years of working with Diane and the library. “I suggest people become acquainted with a librarian. It is very important for the librarian to understand your program of research. A librarian who completely understands your program of research can by a wonderful research collaborator.”

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, April 13th-19th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, April 13th-19th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Show Me Mizzou Day: International Programs Open House
Saturday April 13th 10:00am-2:00pm, Memorial Union N52

Learn about international exchange at Mizzou from current international students and study abroad returnees. Volunteers from the Confucius Institute will be demonstrating Chinese calligraphy and helping visitors make traditional knitted bracelets.

Current students and their families are also invited to learn about the wide array of study abroad options available to MU students across all academic disciplines. Study abroad advisers will be available to answer questions, and refreshments will be provided.

Show Me Mizzou Day is an opportunity to explore our state’s flagship university through more than 100 events for people of all ages. Free admission and parking.

 

How To Be A Better Trans Ally
Monday April 15th 3:00pm-5:00pm, Stotler Lounge (Memorial Union)

Join Oasis for a workshop of stations to practice and learn about trans allyship skills. This event is open to the public.

We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible. Please contact lgbtq@missouri.edu if you anticipate any barriers to your participation.

 

Research Discussion: Dr. Chuck Munter
Tuesday April 16th 11:00am-12:00pm, The Bridge (Townsend Hall 220)

From the Interpersonal to the Institutional: Investigating Sources of Inequity in Mathematics Education

Too much about schooling perpetuates, rather than reduces, social inequalities. And in terms of subject areas, mathematics may be one of the worst culprits. In this discussion, we will consider research on how inequity is produced in school mathematics at multiple levels, including through classroom interaction and through district policies, and reflect on ways we might confront those inequities. All are welcome, regardless of level of interest in mathematics.

The research discussion can be accessed virtually at http://bit.ly/BridgeRschDscn16Apr19.

 

Poesia Viva
Wednesday April 17th 6:30-8:30pm, The Shack (The Student Center)

Come join us on our annual Poesia Viva! We have special guests La Resistencia visiting us. Visit the url for more information about the event.

 

Mindy Scheier – “Breaking Down Barriers for People with Disabilities: The Role of Clothing”
Thursday April 18th 11:00am-12:00pm, Stotler Lounge (Memorial Union)

Before founding Runway of Dreams Foundation (RoDF) in 2014, Mindy Scheier spent 20 years working in fashion on the design team for the INC collection and as a stylist for Saks Fifth Avenue.

Mindy was inspired to start RoDF after her son Oliver, who has Muscular Dystrophy, dreamed of wearing jeans like everyone else. After using her design skills to adapt a pair that met his needs and increased his confidence, she went on to conduct extensive research to develop modifications — including alternate closures, adjustability of waistbands, pant and sleeve lengths and alternative ways to get in and out of the clothing. Following launch, RoDF collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger on the first mainstream adaptive clothing line for kids in 2016.

Mindy’s work with RoDF expands beyond adaptive clothing. Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, the Runway of Dreams Foundation develops, delivers and supports initiatives to broaden the reach of mainstream adaptive clothing and promote the differently-abled community in the fashion industry. Through adaptive clothing donations, employment opportunity initiatives, adaptive design workshops, awareness building campaigns and scholarships programs, RoDF is empowering people with disabilities with opportunity, confidence, independence and style. Envisioning a world where fashion is mainstream and accessible for all, Mindy continues to break down barriers and challenge industry norms. *This event is free and open to the public

 

Movie Screening & Discussion: Intelligent Lives
Thursday April 18th 7:00pm-8:30pm, 101 Swallow Hall Auditorium

If you believe that ALL people should be supported, valued, and included, join us for the special screening ofIntelligent Lives. This documentary by disability rights filmmaker Dan Habib is shattering stereotypes about what it means to be “intelligent” and opening doors to more inclusive education and employment. In addition to featuring the stories of three pioneering young adults, the film is graced with the personal perspective of Academy award winning actor Chris Cooper.

The 70-minute screening will be followed by a panel of advocates and practitioners who work on local issues of education and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

REGISTRATION REQUESTED athttp://bit.ly/BridgeMovieIntelligentLives18A

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

Health Sciences Library New Books

Check out this month’s new books at the Health Sciences Library. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 2019

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: March 2019

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article:

Effect of Catheter Ablation vs Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy on Mortality, Stroke, Bleeding, and Cardiac Arrest among Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: The CABANA Randomized Clinical Trial” was co-authored by Dr. Greg Flaker of the Department of Medicine-Cardiology. The article was published in JAMA (impact factor of 47.661 in 2017).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/mar2019/

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Show Me Mizzou Day at the Health Sciences Library

Show Me Mizzou Day at the Health Sciences Library

Show Me Mizzou Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   |   Free admission and parking

Join us for a day of discovery and fun. Explore our state’s flagship university through more than 100 events for people of all ages.

Create Edible DNA
Stop by the Health Sciences Library (across from the medical school) to learn about a variety of consumer health and library resources. Kids are welcome to come by to explore and map DNA with a fun activity.

Register for Show Me Mizzou Day

 

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, April 6th-12th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, April 6th-12th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Symposium: The University of Missouri South African Education Program
Monday April 8th 3:00pm-4:30pm, Columns Ballroom Reynolds Alumni Center

For more than three decades, the University of Missouri’s partnership with the University of the Western Cape in South Africa has facilitated research, teaching, community engagement and scholarly exchange for hundreds of faculty and students at both institutions.

A panel discussion highlighting emerging collaborations and opportunities available through one of the university’s most vibrant and enduring international partnerships.

Panelists:

  • Enid Schatz, chair and associate professor of health sciences
  • David Mendoza Cozatl, associate professor of plant sciences
  • Ty-Ron Douglas, associate professor of educational leadership and policy analysis
  • Michael Marlo, associate professor of English

Remarks by Rodney Uphoff, Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor Emeritus of Law and director of the University of Missouri South African Education Program.

Moderated by Mary Stegmaier, interim vice provost for International Programs and interim director of the International Center.

 

Chancellor’s Arts Showcase 2019
Monday April 8th 7:00pm, Missouri Theatre

From Mizzou to Broadway, Bryson Bruce, BA ’14, has made us proud. He is currently touring in the role of the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson with the first national touring company of the Broadway hit, Hamilton: An American Musical.

Bruce is returning to Columbia for a short visit in order to participate in the 2019 Chancellor’s Arts Showcase #MizzouMade!

Please join the MU School of Music, the Department of Theatre, and the School of Visual Studies for the 2019 Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, featuring our talented students, both past and present.

$5 at the door, free with MU student ID

Also featuring:

  • Sinquefield Composition Prize premiere, performed by University Philharmonic, supported by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation
  • Show Me Opera
  • MU Musical Theatre Performance class
  • Cast of Songs for a New World
  • MU School of Music Jazz Combo
  • Exhibits by art students
  • Hitt Street Harmony

 

Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
Monday April 8th 6:30pm Fred Smith Forum (Reynolds Journalism Institute)

Please join the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fred Smith Forum at the Reynolds Journalism Institute for a free screening of Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook. The film, narrated by Jeffrey Wright, features stories of voter suppression in Missouri, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin and guides the viewer through ten leading techniques (the plays of the playbook). A panel discussion by local experts will follow the screening.

Announcement sponsored by The Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism

 

Ace-Cream
Monday April 8th 7:00pm, LGBTQ Resource Center (the Student Center)

Join us for ice cream and to learn about asexual and aromantic identities!
Sponsored by: Aces and Aros

 

LGBTQ Resource Center – Pride Month Keynote Hayden Kristal: GaySL!
Tuesday April 9th 4:00pm-5:00pm, Ellis Auditorium

This highly interactive hilarious workshop teaches participants LGBTQ-related American Sign Language signs while fostering a group discussion about deaf culture, intersectionality and more.

Hayden Kristal (They/them/theirs) is a Deaf, bisexual, Jewish, queer activist and stand-up comedian. Living their life at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities led them to a career as a professional speaker exploring the intersections of disability, gender, sexuality, particularly within the spheres of activism and social justice.

The signs Hayden teaches serve as jumping off points for discussion about the intersection of Deafness and Queerness. How does Deaf culture perceive LGBTQ people? How are the Deaf received by the LGBTQ community? What can you do to be a better ally to both groups? The goal for this workshops is not that participants will leave fluent in ASL. The point is to get people thinking about Deafness, disability, and the struggles faced by LGBTQ people who are also Deaf or disabled; to inspire people to learn more, and create accessibility to allow ALL LGBTQ people to utilize their resources and participate in their events.

 

StuffToDo – FREE Wednesday Film: Boy Erased
Wednesday April 10th 8:00pm, Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union)

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Co-sponsored by the LBGTQ Center.

 

LGBTQ Educator Panel and Social
Wednesday April 10th 3:30pm-5:30pm, The Bridge (Townsend Hall)

Join The Bridge and the LGBTQ Resource Center for a networking and social event featuring a panel of LGBTQ educators talking about their experiences in the field of education.
Sponsored by: LGBTQ Resource Center, The Bridge

 

Queer Perspectives at Mizzou
Wednesday April 10th 6:00pm-7:00pm, LGBTQ Resource Center (the Student Center)

Join Triangle Coalition and Greek Aliies for a panel discussion on LGBTQ identities from different perspectives across campus.
Sponsored by: Triangle Coalition, Greek Allies

 

Inclusive Excellence Mile Registration

Registration is open AND FREE for the third-annual Inclusive Excellence Mile, a partnership between IDE and Mizzou Athletics! Show your commitment to fostering a community where everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected by signing up today!

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Attending the Summit to Improve Transgender Collaborative Healthcare?

Attending the Summit to Improve Transgender Collaborative Healthcare?

Are you attending the Summit to Improve Transgender Collaborative Healthcare on April 27th and want to read up before you go?

The Health Sciences Library has several resources available to you in our collection, ranging from books to journals.

Click on the images to see how you can get access to these resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 30th- April 5th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 30th- April 5th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Pride Month Kickoff
Monday April 1st, 11:00am-2:00pm Student Center

Join the LGBTQ Resource Center, Triangle Coalition, and Campus Activities as we kick off LGBTQ Pride Month! We’ll have all the information about upcoming events, history of LGBTQ Students at Mizzou, and free cupcakes!

We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible. Please contact lgbtq@missouri.edu if you anticipate any barriers to your participation.

 

“Arirang: The Beauty of Korean Spirit” by Eine Flute Ensemble
Monday April 1st, 7:00-9:00pm Reynolds Alumni Center, Columns Ballroom

The Eine Flute Ensemble of South Korea will come to the University of Missouri to present the beauty of traditional Korean music in combination of flute ensemble and Korean traditional musical instruments.  This will be a rare opportunity for MU and Columbia community members to experience a harmonious blend of flute ensemble with Korean musical instruments.

This event is Free and Open to the Public, sponsored by the MU Asian Affairs Center and School of Music.

 

Research Discussion: Dr. Shannon McClain
Tuesday April 2nd, 10:00am-11:00am 220 Townsend Hall

Dr. McClain’s research investigates how individuals’ social identities and culture impact psychosocial functioning, including development, learning, and mental health. This talk will focus on research examining the importance of student-teacher relationships for students of color—in particular, the unique role that students’ trust of their instructors plays in identification with academics and academic achievement. Implications for students, educators, and families will be discussed.

The research discussion can be accessed virtually at http://bit.ly/BridgeRschDscn2Apr19

 

African American Experience in Missouri Lecture: Gary R. Kremer
Tuesday April 2nd, 6:00pm-8:00pm Memorial Union

Explore the history of Lincoln University from its founding by former Missouri slaves in 1866 through its emergence as a state-funded normal and vocational school to its establishment as the state’s only public institution of higher education for African Americans in 1921. Special attention will be given to Lincoln University’s “golden years,” from 1921 through the mid-1950s, when it was often referred to as the “Black Harvard of the Midwest.”

Join Gary R. Kremer, described by one historian as “the dean of historians of the African American experience in Missouri,” for a look at the history of one of the state’s most important African American institutions. The event begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. to honor Jerald Jones Woolfolk, President of Lincoln University. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. and a meet and greet session follows.

Sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Center for Missouri Studies; University of Missouri’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity; and the Missouri Humanities Council

 

Wednesday Wonderings
Wednesday April 3rd, 12:00pm-1:00pm 220 Townsend Hall

A question of the week will be posed on Mondays on The Bridge’s Facebook and Twitter @MizzouEdBridge as well as on this University Calendar Discussion thread. The question will shape the focus of the weekly “Wednesday Wonderings.” Bring your lunch and exchange ideas on current events.

 

Practicing Allyship and Upstanding Advocacy
Thursday April 4th 12:00pm-1:30pm 305 Hill Hall

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Inclusion and Belonging Series.  The purpose of the series is to nurture personal, professional and community development to enhance belonging at Mizzou. The series seeks to create spaces for participants to develop inclusive strategies and deepen community connections on campus.

Pre-Registration is required for all sessions. Participants must attend at least three presentations to earn a Certificate of Completion.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Staff news Inclusive Excellence Mile Registration

Inclusive Excellence Mile Registration

Registration is now open for the third-annual Inclusive Excellence Mile, a partnership between IDE and Mizzou Athletics! Show your commitment to fostering a community where everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected by signing up today!

There are several options for the mile. You can race competitively or choose the recreational walker/jogger option. Registration for Mizzou affiliates is $5 and you get to choose which charity your money goes to.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Dr. Botswana Blackburn named 2018 Kemper Fellow

Dr. Botswana Blackburn named 2018 Kemper Fellow

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.