home Cycle of Success, Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel Welcome to Seth Huber, Technical Services Librarian

Welcome to Seth Huber, Technical Services Librarian

In May, the University Libraries hired Seth Huber as a technical services librarian. He will serve as the head of cataloging for the Libraries. Seth has a Master of Library and Information from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Music from Gardner-Webb University. He previously worked as the metadata services librarian at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. In addition, he served as a catalog librarian at Livingstone College and a paraprofessional cataloger at Western Carolina University.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Hidden Gems @ the Library: Rural Missouri

Hidden Gems @ the Library: Rural Missouri

Rural Missouri magazine was started in 1948. It’s the statewide publication of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives. Issues are released monthly to more than 500,000 members of Missouri’s electric co-ops. The magazine features interesting businesses and people, as well as interesting places to visit.

The current issue of Rural Missouri is located in the North Colonnade of Ellis Library. Back editions are available at the State Historical Society, as well as online at http://www.ruralmissouri.org/archives.php.

The current issue of Rural Missouri features a spread on the interesting items you can now check out at various Missouri libraries, as well as unique events taking place. Libraries aren’t just for books anymore, and the examples in this issue prove that in abundance! Some of the items available or loan include a telescope, superhero cake pans, American Girl dolls, and fishing poles. Some of these libraries are also giving away free items! Adair County Public Library in Kirksville allows people to take 10 seed packets home, using seeds donated from various seed companies and exchanges, in addition to handouts with information on gardening. In May, that same library hosted a comic book day and gave away stacks of comics. Libraries are also hosting Bingo nights, adopt-a-pet fairs, and star-gazing parties, to name a few. Be sure to check out interesting events and items at your local library!

For example, here at Ellis Library, if you need earplugs, you can find them in a vending machine on the first floor; if it’s raining, you can borrow an umbrella; a tripod if you want to take some pictures; as well as various electronics, including chargers for phones and laptops. In the last year, Ellis has perfected its Digital Media Lab, with a recording booth, a 3D scanner, and a green screen, all available by appointment: http://libraryguides.missouri.edu/dmc.

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 will be closed starting June 7 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 Circulation desk. Online help is available at Ask the Librarians!

The stacks will open again in the fall.

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Therapy Dogs for Finals in Ellis Library

Yes, it’s that time of the semester again. You’re studying, you’re researching, you’re writing, you’re living on coffee and no sleep…but look, a fluffy puff of pure love and joy! These calm, cheerful, trained therapy dogs are here to give you a break and put a smile on your face 🙂

Come to Ellis Library on the main floor by the North Doors / checkout desk. Tentative schedule:

  • Sunday, May 12 from 6-9pm
  • Monday, May 13 from 6-9pm
  • Tuesday, May 14 from 6-9pm

There will also be therapy dogs in the Engineering Library on Monday and Tuesday from 1-4pm.

Thanks to Ann Gafke’s Teacher’s Pet for coordinating all the dogs and owners who help us de-stress during finals!

Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Quiet Study Space with Computers Available During Finals

Quiet Study Space with Computers Available During Finals

Looking for a quiet study space with access to computers. Check out room 213 and 4D11 of Ellis Library. The rooms will be available from the morning of Friday, May 10, to the afternoon of Friday, May 17.

You can find a complete list of library study spaces at http://library.missouri.edu/about/studyspaces/.

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits Wrap Up Finals Week with a Game Night in Ellis Library!

Wrap Up Finals Week with a Game Night in Ellis Library!

The MU Libraries Staff Association is hosting a board game night in Ellis Library from 6:30-10:00 PM on Thursday, May 16.

Board games and a few non-messy snacks will be provided. Participants are also welcome to bring their own board games and non-messy snacks.

A few of the games that will be available:

All are welcome. We look forward to gaming with you!

Event organized by MU Libraries Staff Association leaders Eric Cusick and Rachel Brekhus

Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

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Ellis Library Extended Hours for Finals

Ellis Library will be open continuously from Sunday, May 5 at noon until Friday, May 17 at 7 pm. For additional information about service hours and specialized library hours, visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

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Ellis Display: LGBTQ Guess Who

How many of these faces do you know?

To celebrate Mizzou’s Pride Month, and staying up until National Pride Month in June, we are highlighting notable Missouri LGBTQ figures.

Test your knowledge with our LGBTQ Guess Who display, now at Ellis Library.

 

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Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

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Purchase Supplies in Vending Machine at Ellis Library

As final exams approach, stress levels rise high and supplies dip low. Prepare in advance by acquiring what you need from the supplies vending machine inside the north entrance of Ellis Library. Stocked and maintained by the Mizzou Store, the supply machine is an oasis of study supplies in study spaces. Current items include those listed below, however availability fluctuates depending on demand.

  • Blue Books – FREE (courtesy of Mizzou Store)
  • Highlighter Sharpie – $1.60
  • Witeout Correction Pen – $3.00
  • Binder Clips – $2.20
  • Sharpie – $2.20
  • G-2 Pen Blk – $2.20
  • G-2 Pen Blue – $2.20
  • Bic Pencil .7mm – $2.70
  • Bic Pencil .5mm – $2.70
  • AA Batteries – $5.35
  • AAA Batteries – $5.35
  • Mini Stapler – $2.20
  • Post-it Flags – $3.55
  • 4 Function Calculator – $3.20
  • Envelope 5 Pack – $0.55
  • Flash Drive 8g – $10

If what you are looking for is not in the vending machine, you can find these and other study supplies at the Mizzou Store. The vending machine accepts fresh bills, coins and student charge with student ID cards issued as of Fall 2017. If issues with the machine arise, please fill out a question/problem form (located on the vending machine) and give to the circulation desk staff.

home Ellis Library, Workshops Elsevier@Mizzou: Author Workshop

Elsevier@Mizzou: Author Workshop

Have you ever wondered how to write a great paper, submit it to the right journal, and get accepted?  Join Elsevier’s David Parsons for an author workshop. The workshop will be Monday, April 29th from 3pm – 4pm in 114A Ellis Library. Attend this workshop to learn about:

  • Identifying the right journal
  • Using proper scientific language
  • Structuring your article
  • Understanding the peer review process
  • Open Access publishing
  • Publishing ethics
  • How to get your research noticed

Refreshments will be provided.  You must pre-register for this event at https://libcal.missouri.edu/event/5337666

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Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.