home Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Upcoming Workshop: Software Carpentry-Python

Upcoming Workshop: Software Carpentry-Python

University of Missouri Libraries is hosting a 2-day Software Carpentry Python workshop at 114A Ellis Library on October 7 and 8. This hands-on workshop will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with Python code, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) will be:

  • Unix shell
  • Git
  • Python

Pre-registration is required. Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/SWC-2019 for registration and information.

Presented with thanks to Research Computing Support Services and the Great Plains Network Carpentries Foundation Membership for sponsorship of this workshop.

home Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services Fall 2019 Group Study Room Reservations

Fall 2019 Group Study Room Reservations

We are excited to share that Ellis Library group study rooms will be renovated during Fall 2019. Rooms will receive some combination of new carpeting, paint, furnishings, white boards and technology. The Libraries are working closely with campus facilities to ensure the work is completed with the least amount of disruption possible. However, we may at times need to cancel a reservation or move groups to a new space. Please be aware when making a reservation that we will contact you as soon as we are aware of any possible disruption. We look forward to offering students improved group study spaces.

Thank you to the Student Technology Fee and the Student Fee Capital Improvement Fund for funding the renovations.

Reserve a Study Room

home Ellis Library, Workshops Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library

Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library

For a complete schedule of workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops

Choosing a Citation Manager
Location: 213 Ellis Library
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Tuesday, September 10
11 a.m.–Noon

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Location: 213 Ellis Library
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Wednesday, September 11
3:15–4:15 p.m.

Welcome to the University Libraries: Services and Resources for the Savvy Researcher
Location: 114A Ellis Library
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Thursday, September 12
3:15–4:15 p.m.

Demystifying the Literature Review
Location: 213 Ellis Library
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Friday, September 13
1–2 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, Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops U Publish Series: Publishing an Academic Book

U Publish Series: Publishing an Academic Book

Publishing an Academic Book: What Authors Need to Know

Tuesday, September 24, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
114A Ellis Library

Register here.

Do you plan to publish a book some day? Do you have questions about the book publishing process? David Rosenbaum, Director of the University of Missouri Press, Andrew Davidson, Editor in Chief, and Carli Conklin, Associate Professor and author of Pursuit of Happiness in the Founding Era: An Intellectual History (2019), will share information and advice on the book publishing process with new and aspiring authors. Attendees will learn how book publishers work with authors from first contact to putting a newly published work out into the world.

U Publish
Are you new to publishing your work? Do you have questions you need answered about the publishing process? This series provides University of Missouri authors with opportunities to hear from major academic publishers about their processes as well as learn from librarians and campus colleagues about important trends and issues related to academic publishing.

Sponsored by the University of Missouri Libraries

home Ellis Library, Workshops Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library

Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library

For a complete schedule of workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Register for in-person workshop
Register for online workshop
Tuesday, September 3
11 a.m.–Noon

Welcome to the University Libraries: Services and Resources for the Savvy Researcher
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register for in-person workshop
Register for online workshop
Wednesday, September 4
3:15–4:15 p.m.

Demystifying the Literature Review
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register for in-person workshop
Register for online workshop
Thursday, September 5
3:15–4:15 p.m.

Choosing a Citation Manager
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Register for in-person workshop
Register for online workshop
Friday, September 6
1 to 2 p.m.

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Register for in-person workshop
Register for online workshop
Friday, August 30
1–2 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 University Archives Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

University Archives Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

University Archives at the University of Missouri is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. Located in Lewis and Clark Halls since its inception, the Archives is the custodian of well over 10,000 cubic feet of records and 10 terabytes of electronic records. Material in its care ranges from photographs to posters, 16mm film to video tape, walking sticks to banners, and blueprints to webpages. To celebrate its anniversary, the Archives has put together a number of exhibits in the Ellis Library colonnade featuring its history and selections from its holdings. The exhibits will be on display throughout the fall semester.

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 Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits 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
https://columbiaartleague.org/village/holman

 

home Ellis Library, 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 during the winter semester.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Ellis Library Stacks Refresh Project

Ellis Library Stacks Refresh Project

Ellis Library is beginning a project to make it easier for our users to find the most up-to-date library materials on our shelves. To make space for new materials, librarians will be moving older and infrequently used bound journals to the University Libraries Depository, where they will be stored in optimal conditions for long-term preservation. University students, faculty and staff can request entire journal volumes or scanned copies of individual articles through the MERLIN catalog with the click of a button. Learn more about our Scan and Deliver Service.

Request button in MERLIN catalog

As we work through the process of refreshing our stacks, your subject librarian may request feedback from faculty on moving particular titles. If you would like to be notified about titles under consideration or have questions about titles proposed for transfer, please contact your subject librarian or Jeannette Pierce, Associate University Librarian for Research, Access, and Instructional Services.

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Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department's digital presences. Contact Kelli