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LibWIS Wednesdays: 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. Here are the dates for the remaining workshops this semester. Come to one or all of the workshops! You may bring your own laptop or use the desktops located in the classroom, Ellis Library, Room 4D11.

Introduction to Research
Wednesday, September 27
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.

Advanced Research
Wednesday, October 11
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.

Plagiarism: What Is It & How to Avoid It
Wednesday, October 25
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.

Zotero  (New in the LibWIS series this semester!)
Wednesday, November 8
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.)

Topic to Be Announced
Wednesday, November 29
3:15-4:15 pm, Ellis Library Room 4D11

 

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home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Need Help Downloading Zotero?

Need Help Downloading Zotero?

First of all, what is Zotero, and why might you want to use it? If you’ve ever worried about plagiarism after losing track of where the text you cut-and-pasted into your notes came from or whose idea you were paraphrasing where, a research tool like Zotero can help. It keeps all of your citations in one location, and it can format those citations in hundreds of styles (including in-text citations and your reference list). How much does this amazing program cost? Good news, Zotero is free and open source. Interested? Ellis Library offers workshops on using Zotero, and you can find lots of information in our handy guide.

To get Zotero, you can download the latest version from their website, or you can stop by the Ellis Library Reference Desk for one-on-one assistance downloading Zotero to your laptop. Technical help getting Zotero installed on your laptop is available during these hours:

Monday 9 am – 7 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 7 pm
Thursday 9 am – 7 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday noon – 7 pm

If you are planning on attending the Zotero session of LibWIS on September 15th, you must have it installed on your laptop before the session begins at 3:15 pm. Stop by the reference desk at one of the times above, or help will be available in the classroom from 3:00-3:15 pm.

Jennifer Gravley

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

home Ellis Library, Hours Ellis Library Open 24/5 After Labor Day

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.

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Staff news “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” Viewing

“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.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Writing Tutors in Ellis Library

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.

home Ellis Library Spotlight on new fiction: The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue

Spotlight on new fiction: The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue

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Emma Donoghue is a writer who is best known for her book, “Room,” which was made in to a movie in 2016.  It won multiple awards, including being nominated for a Best Movie oscar, which is likely due to both the acting and the fact that Donoghue herself adapted the book into a screenplay.  While many consider it blasphemous to say that “the movie is better than the book,” I will say that both the book and the movie are excellent, and worth checking out (Room is available at Ellis Library, and the movie through MOBIUS).

 

 

 

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Ellis Library now has a copy of Donoghue’s new book, titled The Wonder.  Lib Wright, a nurse mentored by Florence Nightingale, is sent to a small Irish village to investigate the “wee wonder” living there, Anna O’Donnell, who is allegedly living on “manna from heaven.”  Visitors are flocking to the house to witness this miracle of a child who has had nothing but spoonfuls of water for four months.  Libby, along with another nurse, are tasked with watching Anna to make sure she isn’t sneaking food in somehow, but as Anna’s conditions worsens, Libby finds it harder and harder to be an objective observer and begins to question her own beliefs.

 

 

 

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home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits Drop-In Ellis Library Tours

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.

home Ellis Library Welcome to Julie Housknecht

Welcome to Julie Housknecht

The University Libraries are pleased to announce that Julie Housknecht has been hired as technical services librarian. She has been with the Libraries since the spring of this year. She has previous experience as a tech services librarian at Reed Library, Fort Lewis College, and University of North Georgia Libraries. Julie has a Master of Library and Information Science from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University.

home Ellis Library Welcome to Joseph Askins

Welcome to Joseph Askins

The University Libraries are pleased to announce that Joseph Askins has been hired as the head of instructional services. Joe has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. He is coming to us from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, where he was the information literacy programs librarian. Prior to working in South Carolina, Joe was the assistant librarian at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits “Infamy”: One Read Program Exhibit on Display in Ellis Library

“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.