Assisted Living Book Display at the Health Sciences Library

Assisted living is a growing area of care, and at some point, all will be impacted by assisted living as parents, grandparents, friends, and even you, age. Now is the time to learn about concepts like aging in place, and palliative care.

What are the most effective methods to nursing in senior care? Do you ever wonder how to manage the autonomy of the elderly with increased need for assistance? If you do, check out our new book display to learn more, located on the second floor of the health sciences library across from the information desk. All are available for check out. 

OER Event at Ellis Library

OER Initiatives & SPARC
Presentation in Ellis Library
Tuesday, August 1
Ellis Library – 114A
Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in learning about ways to support and implement Open Educational Resources (OER)?

As the University of Missouri moves forward with its own system-wide OER initiative, it’s useful to learn about how faculty at other universities have made progress in Open Education initiatives. Katie Steen, SPARC Open Education Fellow and Mizzou graduate, is coming to campus to explain how the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) supports the creation and adoption of OER. Ms. Steen will share what SPARC has learned in working with other colleges and universities on OER: what methods for implementing OER have created the most impact in affordability and equitable learning, and strategies for how we can increase OER use and impact at our own university.

Open to all faculty, students, staff, across campus—anyone interested in creating, using, or supporting OER is encouraged to attend! 
Presentation will be 30 minutes with up to 30 additional minutes for Q&A.
Click here to RSVP on Eventbrite.


Open Education is the critical link between teaching, learning, and the collaborative culture of the Internet. SPARC supports policies and practices that advance the creation and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) — academic materials that everyone can use, adapt, and share freely.

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the adoption of policies and practices that advance Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.


Grace Atkins

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

University Archives Affected by Flooding in Lewis Hall

UPDATE: The Lewis Hall offices of University Archives are now open and available to the public.

The Lewis Hall offices of University Archives are closed due to a building water leak. Please send any information requests to or leave a message at 573-882-7567.

Archives staff will offer in-person reference help by appointment in the 4th floor reading room of Special Collections in Ellis Library. Pulling material located in Lewis Hall may take a day or two longer than normal. We will let you know when the Lewis Hall location is open to the public again.

Damage to materials held by the University Archives was minimal.

For more information about the effect of the flooding on the archival materials and on the building, see the link below:

Columbia Missourian article: "Archival material among Lewis Hall flood damage"

School of Health Professions 60 Second Video of Lewis Hall Flood

On Display at the Health Sciences Library – The Photographs of Jim Jones

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to welcome back photographer Jim Jones. Jim highlights the beauty of his surroundings through digitally altered photographs. The photos on display showcase areas in or near Columbia and some landmarks in Washington D.C. This display will remain up through August 31st.

Jim Jones

Zalk Library Summer Hours

Zalk Library Summer Hours begin on July 1st.

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

We will also be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.

University Libraries Hours

Book Display: Lyme Disease

If you or your loved ones are spending any time outside this summer, you've probably heard of Lyme Disease. But have you ever wondered if there are strains of Lyme disease that are resistant to treatment? What new therapies have emerged? How is bio-control utilized to control tick and flea populations? What does bio-control do to the food web?  Find the answers to these questions and so many more by browsing our Lyme Disease book display.

Itching with curiosity? Bitten with a need for answers? Check out our new book display, located on the second floor of the Health Sciences Library to the right of the entrance doors! 


Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

Skin Cancer Book Display

May is Skin Cancer awareness month. Come by J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences library to check out our new display on Skin Cancer. Learn about diagnosis, treatment prevention, and the patient perspective. Have you ever wondered if we can prevent skin cancer with a vaccine? What surgical options are available for patients? If you spend time in the sun, check out our new book display. The display is located on the right hand side of the entrance doors! 


Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

Health Sciences Library Summer Hours

Summer break is upon us, and while we won't be at the beach the entire summer (wouldn't that be nice?), the library will have some slightly different hours during.

Starting May 15th, our Information Desk will have shortened in-person hours from 10am- 2pm. Still need a librarian outside of those hours? We will be available virtually (chat, email, and ask-a-librarian) from 2pm-5pm, and/or you can ask for a librarian at the circulation desk. The Circulation Desk is open as long as the library itself is open. The library summer hours are as follows:

Monday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday  7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Make sure to check our hours page for all University Libraries Summer Hours. And we hope you have a fantastic summer break!

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Engineering Library Summer Hours

Summer is finally here! That means unrestricted fun in the sun and heat induced bickerings while on family vacation. All right! No worries, we'll still be here as your air conditioned isle of zen. But, Summer also means our hours are changing:

Intersession Hours:

May 13th – June 4th

Monday – Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday : Closed

Summer Session:

June 5th – July 28th

Monday – Thursday : 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday : 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Holiday Hours:

Memorial Day

May 29th : Closed

Independence Day

July 3rd : 8:00am – 5:00pm
July 4th : Closed


For a regularly updated list of our hours visit:

Have a great break! cool





Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

After you graduate, the University Libraries will still be here to serve you. To find out more about the resources available to alumni, visit Library Resources for Alumni.

All of us at the University Libraries, wish you the very best in your future endeavors!