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Phil Williams’ Abstracts on Display at the Health Sciences Library

Leave realism behind when you view abstract acrylic paintings created by artist Phil Williams. His colorful canvases were painted using a splash technique. The examples shown here reading from left to right, then down, are called Mood, Unnecessarily Deliberate and Distorted Transmissions. Do you find a correlation between the paintings and their titles? What do you see when you look at them? What do you think the artist was feeling when he painted them?

If modern art is your thing and even if it isn’t, come by to experience the impact of textures and patterns created by the artist. Wouldn’t you just love to let go of your emotions by dripping paint on canvas, too? Inspired – check! This display will remain at the Health Sciences Library throughout the summer.

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Rare Books at the Health Sciences Library

Did you know that the Health Sciences Library has a rare book room? The Donald Silver Rare Book Room was donated to the library by the Department of Surgery in honor of Dr. Donald Silver, an emeritus professor. lt is located on the third floor of the Health Sciences Library, directly adjacent to the elevator. Viewing hours of rare books in the collection or of the room itself are available by appointment. Items can be used for research purposes and under limited conditions borrowed or scanned for use with the permission of the Rare Book Librarian or the Director of the Library, Deb Ward.

A “rare” book is considered rare because of the scarcity of item, not because of its dollar value, although at times that can be considerable. Rarity is based on a few factors: that there are few exemplars in existence, that they are primary source materials, that the intellectual content of the materials is significant, or they are old and fragile. Any one or more of those factors establishes that an item is “rare.”

The items in the Rare Book Room at HSL are placed there if they are printed before 1900 or are selected by the Director or HSL Librarians. Criteria for selection can also include considerations such as special examples of binding, fine paper, printing, or because they contain significant illustrations. Some titles are fascimilies, expertly reproduced copies, of important manuscripts and early printed books.

An item is given rare book status and retained in our library if the item affords a needed perspective on contemporary studies, or provides the opportunity to learn about early developments in the field of medicine. Other criteria include providing a historical focus on the patient, the medical environment, or medical institutions. Items, which identify a historical person or trends in medicine, or have a historical background to technological breakthroughs, are also given rare book status. We are particularly interested in collecting items relating to early medicine in Missouri.

Many of the books in our collection were donated by Clarence Martin Jackson, a former graduate of the University of Missouri. He received a B.S. in 1898, an M.S. in 1899, and an MD in 1900, all from Mizzou. He became dean of the Medical school from 1909 to 1913, and spent the rest of his career at the University of Minnesota. Jackson left over 12,000 items from his personal collection to the University of Missouri Libraries, including many of the volumes in the HSL Rare Book Room. Other books in the collection have been donated by many generous supporters over the years, or were originally purchased for the use of students and faculty in the medical and nursing programs.

This exhibit highlights some of the important works from our collection.

The works on exhibit are:

  • Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring. Icones embryonum humanorum. Frankfurt: Varrentrapp and Wenner, 1799.
  • Giovanni Battista Morgagni. De Sedibus et Causis Morborum per Anatomen Indagatis. Venice: Ex Typographia Remondiniana, 1761.
  • John Huxham. An essay on fevers, and their various kinds, as depending on different constitutions of the blood: with dissertations on slow nervous fevers; on putrid, pestilential, spotted fevers; on the small-pox; and on pleurisies and peripneumonies. London: S. Austen, 1750.
  • Claudius Galen of Pergamon. Libri tres : Primus, De facultatum naturalium substantia. Secundus, Quod animi mores, corporis temperaturam sequuntur.  Tertius, De propiorum animi cujusque affectuum agnitione & remedio. Paris: Simon Colinaeus, 1528.
  • Florence Nightingale. Notes on nursing. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1894.
  • Girolamo Cardano. De methodo medendi. Parisiis: Rovillii, 1565.
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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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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.

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Engineering Students Receive Library Advocacy Award

Congratulations to Riley Short, Chase Scanlan, Lara Bakula, Benjamin Smith, Molly Sandbothe and Alyson Jones of the MU Engineering Student Council (MESC) for winning the 2019 Outstanding Library Advocacy Award from the University Libraries Student Advisory Council for their support of the Engineering Library and the students it serves on their path to engineering success. They were presented their award at the Library Society Reception on April 25, 2019.

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Engineering Library: Therapy Dogs for Finals

Finals can be a stressful time.  Come by the Engineering Library during the following hours to experience the calming effect of trained therapy dogs. Take a break and let these furry friends put a smile on your face!

Monday, May 13th from 1-4pm

Tuesday, May 14th from 1-4pm

Mara Inge

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

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.

home Events and Exhibits 2019 Cyberinfrastructure Day, May 7

2019 Cyberinfrastructure Day, May 7

Registration is now open for the 2019 Cyberinfrastructure Council’s CI Day at MU’s Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge. This year’s theme is Collaboration Through Shared Infrastructure. CI Day fosters collaboration, networking, and collective problem solving. Attendees will learn more about advanced computing technologies across a wide range of disciplines. Click here for conference details and registration. Also check out our Pre-CI Day hands-on workshops on May 6, 2019 in Stotler Lounge.

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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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Columbia Public Library Book Bike

Daniel Boone Regional Library’s Book Bike is visiting campus!

On April 18, 10:30AM-12:30PM, come to Speaker’s Circle to see the Book Bike. Check out a public library book or apply for a DBRL library card!

For more information about the Book Bike, visit DBRL’s website. 

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Comic Book Club Meeting Thursday May 2nd

Comic Book Club will meet Thursday May 2nd at 5pm.  We will meet at the Engineering Library & Technology Commons, Room W2001H.  Just because we meet in Engineering doesn’t mean we’re an Engineering club.  All are welcome!  We will be discussing Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda and Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm.  Haven’t read them?  We have them on reserve at the EL & TC.  Come by and check one out or feel free to request via your MU Libraries account.  No time to read before Thursday?  Don’t worry!  Come anyway and meet the friendly folks of Comic Book Club.  We’d love to see you!  Contact Mara Inge at inget@missouri.edu for more information.

Mara Inge

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