Mizzou Superhero Challenge

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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

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Superhero Science with The Antidote!

See The Antidote in action! Join MU Libraries for the opening lecture of Superhero Science: Fact vs. Fiction in Superhero Comics, featuring our very own Dr. Tim Evans.

Wednesday, March 12th, 11:00 AM, Ellis Library Colonnade

Heck, design your own Scientific Superhero and win tickets to Bill Nye and a $100 Gift Card! http://library.missouri.edu/announcements/2014/02/20/design-your-own-scientific-superhero-win-100-gift-card/

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Mold FAQ and How You Can Help

FAQ Regarding Mold at Off-site Storage Facility

In October 2013, mold was discovered on books and bound journal volumes in one of MU Libraries' off-site storage facilities (UMLD2). This facility holds approximately 600,000 volumes belonging to the MU campus.

MU Libraries has established a Collection Enhancement Fund to assist our response to the mold damage. Your gift will be used to treat, relocate and in some cases, replace items impacted by mold. Our goal is to ensure the MU Libraries' ability to serve the needs of our users is not compromised by this sad event. A gift of any amount is greatly appreciated!

No one cares more than we do about preserving knowledge and scholarship. As we work through our response plan, know that we are making every effort to save items with special value and to retain ready access to information in the collection. 

If you would like to help us preserve this collection, click here to donate to our Collection Enhancement Fund.

Open Access: What It Is, What It Isn’t

Find out more about Open Access: https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/openaccess

Six OA myths put to rest

home Events and Exhibits, Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books New Exhibit! Terrific Tales: From Fairies to Fables

New Exhibit! Terrific Tales: From Fairies to Fables

 

“Terrific Tales: From Fairies to Fables” on exhibit in the Library Colonnade.  The exhibit is brought to you by Special Collections and will be on display July 1st –  August 15th.

home Events and Exhibits, Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books New exhibit! Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel

New exhibit! Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel

Yesterday I posed a question on Facebook: What do Albrecht Durer, Thomas Rowlandson, Frans Masereel, and Art Spiegelman have in common?  The answer: they all published works of sequential art, which are now on view in our latest exhibition, Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel.

If, as the popular saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, then pictures and words together form an even more powerful tool for communication, expression, and storytelling than either would alone.

The materials in this exhibition are from the Rare Book Collection and the Comic Art Collection. In each, artists and writers have used sequential art to construct narratives that are complex, subtle, sophisticated, and powerful. Rather than presenting an evolutionary history of visual storytelling, these selections allow us to situate woodcuts, engravings, comic strips, and graphic novels in a long tradition of word- and image-making, in order to consider the roles of image and narrative in our culture.

Beyond Words will be on view in the Ellis Library Colonnade May 3-31, 2013.

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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

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Papers of Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Lanford Wilson in Special Collections

We're happy to announce that an exhibition of selected materials from the Lanford Wilson Collection, curated by our colleagues at the University Archives, is on view in the Ellis Library Colonnade.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson made a legacy gift of his papers to the University of Missouri in 2011.  Wilson grew up in Springfield and Ozark, Missouri, and spent most of his life in New York.  He began his career at Caffe Cino, a pioneering Off-Off Broadway theater run by Joe Cino that produced plays by many young, aspiring playwrights.

Wilson wrote plays for La MaMa Experimental Theater Club and the Circle Repertory Company, a project organized by Wilson and three of his associates from the Caffe Cino and La MaMa.  Plays that premiered at the Circle Repertory Company included Talley's Folly, Serenading Louie, The Mound Builders, Fifth of July, and The Hot l Baltimore.  Wilson's plays were critically acclaimed and won several awards and nominations.  In 1980, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Talley's Folly. Wilson was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2001 and to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004.

Lanford Wilson displayThe Lanford Wilson Collection includes 53 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, posters, photographs, and over 100 books.  Researchers can access the finding aid online, and the collection is available for use in the Special Collections reading room.

The Lanford Wilson exhibition is presented in conjunction with a conference, "Angels in Performance: Documenting LGBTQ Lives in Theatre & Performance," hosted by the MU Department of Theatre, April 24-28.  The conference will feature guest artist and award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Tony Kushner. The exhibition will be on view through the month of April.

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Snowbound? Access Library Resources from Home

Off-campus access to library resources is easy! Start from a library page and enter your Username when requested (e.g., don’t go straight to pubmed.gov, but use our PubMed QuickLink to see all the MU information). You can also use VPN to get into electronic journals and books. More information.

Looking for an ebook in MERLIN? On the Advanced Search page, choose “ebook” from the Material Type box.

Sick and tired of studying?

Everybody who lives in Columbia or nearby can apply online for a free borrowers card from the Daniel Boone Regional Library to download ebooks and audiobooks to your iPhone, Kindle or other mobile device without ever setting foot in the library.

Stay safe and warm!

home Events and Exhibits, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest

Smithcors Student Veterinary History Essay Contest

Students, submit your history essays! Cash Prizes ($1200, $1000, $800, $500) and possible publication in Veterinary Heritage. Deadline: April 15, 2013

Because History has a lot to tell us about our profession and ourselves.

See the details from the American Veterinary Medical History Society

A chance to win $50 gift card!

The MU Libraries needs your help organizing its website.

Please take 10 to 20 minutes of your time to complete this fun activity: http://bit.ly/WG8rLl

Upon completion, your name will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card to the MU Bookstore.

Thank you for taking the time to participate!

For further questions please contact:

Neeley Current
IE Lab Project Manager
University of Missouri
573-884-2986
currentn@missouri.edu