home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits Centennial Fashion Exhibit, April 2016

Centennial Fashion Exhibit, April 2016

As part of Ellis Library’s 100th anniversary celebration, rare pieces from the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection will be featured in the Ellis Library colonnade during the months of April and May. The display will feature dress of the early 20th century as revealed in MU Savitar yearbooks and fashion magazines of the period.  Special thanks to Dr. Jean Parsons, MHCTC Curator and faculty member within the MU Department of Textile and Apparel Management, as well as Nicole Johnston, Collection Manager and TAM Instructor, for making this exhibit possible.

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits Learning From the Past, April 15, 2016

Learning From the Past, April 15, 2016

“Learning from the Past”
David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
April 15, 2016 | 3-4 p.m. |114A Ellis Library

David Ferriero is a librarian, a library administrator, and the 10th Archivist of the United States. He was director of the New York Public Library, and before that, the university librarian and vice provost for library affairs at Duke University. Prior to his Duke position, he worked for 31 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology library. Ferriero is the first librarian to serve as Archivist of the United States.

home Ellis Library, Workshops Friday Workshop, Feb. 26

Friday Workshop, Feb. 26

African-American Family History: Key Sources and New Developments
Feb. 26 1– 2 p.m.

In recent years, the resources available for learning detailed information on African-American ancestors, during slavery and freedom, have expanded tremendously. Challenges and erasures remain, but more light is shed all the time. Gary Kremer of the State Historical Society will explore key search tools and strategies.

Gary Kremer, Director, State Historical Society of Missouri
Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian Maximizing Your Research

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

home Ellis Library, Workshops Friday Workshop, Feb. 19

Friday Workshop, Feb. 19

Creating Bibliographies with Zotero (in-person only)
Feb. 19 1– 2 p.m.  Rm. 213 Ellis Library
Zotero is a free, simple, open-source tool for organizing, managing and formatting bibliographic citations. Learn to extract citations from PDFs and web pages at the click of a button, and create in-text references and bibliographies.
Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

 

home Ellis Library, Workshops Friday Workshop, Feb. 12

Friday Workshop, Feb. 12

Measuring Research Impact: Citation Metrics and Altmetrics
Feb. 12 1– 2 p.m.
Learn about sources for times cited counts. Explore indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor, the h-index, and altmetrics and discuss their significance.
Janice Dysart, Science Librarian
Noel Kopriva, Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

Welcome to Timothy Perry

The MU Libraries are pleased to announce that Timothy Perry has been hired as our new Special Collections Librarian. He began work during the fall semester. Tim recently completed a Master of Information degree at the University of Toronto, with specializations in Library and Information Science and in Book History and Print Culture. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classics and French from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), a Master’s degree in Classics from the University of Canterbury, and a PhD in Classics from the University of Toronto.

Open Access Panel

MIZZOU IS OPEN FOR COLLABORATION: A Panel Discussion at Ellis Library

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Ellis Library, Room 114, 4-5pm
Refreshments will be served

“Open for Collaboration” is the theme of the global observance of Open Access Week 2015. Making research, papers, presentations and other works freely available can drive collaboration and advance research. Join us to hear from three panelists from the University of Missouri who will speak from different viewpoints about the impact of open access. 

•Jack Schultz, who will serve as moderator of the panel, is the director of the Bond Life Sciences Center and a Professor of Entomology. His research is in chemical and molecular ecology and he has published over 150 scientific papers, many in open access journals.
•Denice Adkins is a researcher in the School of Library Science & Learning Technologies who seeks to make her works freely available and recently added several presentations and published articles to MOspace.
•John Zemke is the editor of the online journal, Oral Tradition, which became a free, open-access periodical in 2006 as a way to expand readership and authorship.
•Randy Diamond is the director of MU Law Library, which manages a vibrant open access repository of scholarly and archival materials called Scholarship Repository.