In support of the MLK Teach-In this month, University Libraries has created an exhibit on Confederate Rock. Confederate Rock was a monument erected by the John S. Marmaduke Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1935. The monument originally stood in the area we know today as Speakers Circle. In 1974, Mizzou activists led by the Legion of Black Collegians succeeded in having the monument removed from the MU campus. The monument has had many homes in Boone County, eventually being placed at the Centralia Battlefield Historical Site in 2015. This exhibit contains several newspaper articles and photographs that highlight the history of the monument.
Explore this topic with us at Ellis Library. The theme of this year’s MLK Teach-In is “Where Do We Go From Here?” The exhibit will be on display through Friday, March 29th. Interact with us at libraryguides.missouri.edu/mlk
Escape the dreariness of Missouri winters when you view Mike Hall’s colorful, panoramic photos of lighthouses and waves crashing upon the shores of the coasts in Maine and California.
Check out the differing moods of Columbia with scenes of local landmarks like the courthouse under a cloud filled sky at twilight and the banner bedecked columns near Jesse Hall.
The Health Sciences Library is pleased to exhibit a selection of the late photographer’s works, showcasing his passion and talent for the art of photography. This display will remain in the library through the spring semester.
Exodus: Images of Black Migration in Missouri and Beyond, 1866-1940
Presentation on the images and other items in the Black History Month display in Ellis Library on Black Migration in Missouri. Contact: Joan Stack (stackj@ shsmo.org) and Paula Roper (roperp@ missour.edu) Sponsors: State Historical Society and Black History Month Committee
February 4, 2019
114A Ellis Library
The Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students
express their newfound knowledge by drawing or painting a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.
Students from across the United States submit their artwork to their state, territory or district art competition.
The “Best of Show” from each competition is submitted to the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, where judges select one image to become the next Junior Duck Stamp.
In 20018, more than 20,000 youth participated in state and territory Junior Duck Stamp art contests. On display in the Ellis Library colonnade during the month of January are winners of the Missouri Junior Duck Stamp Contest.
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 1st floor by the North Doors / checkout desk. There will be therapy dogs Dec. 9-12 during these hours:
- Sunday 1-5pm
- Monday 7-9pm
- Tuesday 7-9pm
- Wednesday 7-9pm
Check out the full list of stress relief activities happening at your libraries too!
Thanks to Ann Gafke’s Teacher’s Pet for coordinating all the dogs and owners who help us de-stress during finals!
Finals are a stressful time, and your libraries are here to help! We have our Ask a Librarian research support services and our study spaces are open 24/7 until Dec. 14! We also have stress relief activities at 4 different locations! Check it out:
- Therapy Dogs, Dec. 9-12 by the North Doors on floor 1
- Sunday 1-5pm
- Monday 7-9pm
- Tuesday 7-9pm
- Wednesday 7-9pm
- Zen coloring pages station by the North Doors on floor 1
Health Sciences Library
- Relaxation Station with aromatherapy and a chair massager
- Coloring pages, puzzles, origami and DIY snowflakes
- On Tuesday 12/11, we will be giving out Hot Chocolate from 4-6pm
- Winter Themed Coloring Pages and DIY snowflakes
- Handing out treats that week
Provenance and Possibility
Ellis Library Colonnade
November and December 2018
“Provenance and Possibility” is a student showcase exhibiting creative works completed by students enrolled in the Honors Tutorial during Fall 2018, GN_HON 1050H, “Get Real, Go Places! Let Objects Take You There.” The eight-week course takes as its focus the study of material culture, specifically the opportunities for research that objects and artifacts make possible. Students are introduced to the practice of interpreting, inspecting, and writing about objects through regular use of a sketchbook journal and weekly syntheses shared with classmates. The course is taught by Dr. Sarah Buchanan of the iSchool at the University of Missouri (in the College of Education) and by gallery, library, archive, and museum professionals based on the Mizzou campus who belong to the Material Culture Studies Group, established in 2014.
Our student showcase features 49 art objects created by 14 undergraduate students, each based on the class visit to a particular collection on the Columbia campus. Students created weekly syntheses reflecting on their visit and a culminating analysis of specific objects appealing to students’ future academic interests.
On display here are embroidery inspired by Native American designs at the Museum of Anthropology, calligraphy and poetry based on Leonardo da Vinci’s typographic letters in Special Collections and Rare Books, origami and an architectural room model inspired by John Schneider’s recent “Battle Folds” thesis exhibition in the Bingham Art Gallery, a photograph compilation of the Mizzou Botanic Garden and the work of Sustain Mizzou Beekeeping, and drawing inspired by Rose O’Neill’s (1874-1994) famous Kewpies in the State Historical Society of Missouri, among others. Complementing the student work is a 1960s vinyl skirt from the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection. For their contributions to the success of the course we gratefully thank: Catherine Armbrust, Alex Barker, Cathy Callaway, Blair Crosby and Buck’s Ice Cream, Chris Daniggelis, John Fifield, Kelli Hansen, Nicole Johnston, John Konzal, Maggie Mayhan, Pete Millier, Candace Sall, John Schneider, Karlan Seville and Joan Stack.
The course will next be offered in Fall 2019 – join us!
Did you attend the MU Extension Summit? The University Libraries gave a presentation on resources available for MU Extension. In case you missed it, the slides and handout are below. As always, if you have any questions, ask a librarian!
Join us for an Open Access Week screening of the documentary film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.
Tuesday, October 23
Ellis Library room 114A
2 to 3:15 pm
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary film on scientific publishing business and on the need for open science. It reports on the huge profit margins of the big publishing companies, like Elsevier, Springer and Wiley and the challenges for open science to change the situation. Scientists, science administration, librarians, editors of scientific journals, open access-activists, representatives of scientific publishing houses and the founder of Academia.edu give their opinions on the matter. This film focuses on the need for Open Access in research and science. There will be a 15 minute post-screening discussion for anyone who would like to stay after the viewing.
What is Open Access?
Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the Open Access movement is gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers put their weight behind it.
For more University Libraries’ Open Access Week events, check out this post.