Library circulation services ceased abruptly in mid-March at the beginning of the Covid-19 closures. Reopening these services will be incremental starting July 1, and continue gradually until full check out services will be restored by the beginning of the fall semester.
How does Ellis Library Curbside Pickup work?
Starting July 1, curbside pickup of MU library materials will be available for MU-affiliated library users. Library materials requested through the MERLIN catalog (up to 30 requests per user) may be picked up at the Ellis Library Loading Dock. When the books requested (See How to Request/Place Holds for Curbside Pickup) are ready for pickup, you will receive an email with a link to the Ellis Library Loading Dock appointment calendar with instructions to select a time. (Pickup slots are 15 minutes long, Mon-Fri, between 10am-3pm.) You will not be able to make an appointment before the books are ready.
When you arrive during your 15-minute appointment, park in the loading dock area (or nearby on Hitt Street) and call the Check Out Desk (573-882-3362). Staff will then deliver your bag of checked out library materials. Please have your ID card out and ready to view. Staff are not able to accept library returns during pickup appointments. Please return library materials in the book drop located at the Ellis Library West Entrance, accessible 24/7.
How long must I wait to pick up my books after I place the request/hold?
Due to on-site staffing shortages, book quarantines, and reduction in some library services, the time for this process may take four to eight business days. We will try as hard as possible to fill requests quickly.
Can I get books from the specialized libraries?
Books from the specialized libraries may be picked up at Ellis Library, but this may take a few additional days. If you wish to pick up these books at the specialized libraries, however, please contact that library directly for specific details.
Curbside pickup for non-MU library users and for materials from other MERLIN and MOBIUS libraries will be available later this summer. In addition, equipment check out will resume when the fall semester begins.
Questions? Call Ellis Library Check Out Desk at 573-882-3362 or email MULibraryCircDesk@missouri.edu
Please join the staff of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library in congratulating Levi Dolan who has been awarded an associate fellowship at the National Library of Medicine as part of the 2020-2021 cohort of fellows.
“The chance to work at the mothership for health sciences librarians is a true honor. Their current focus on building data science capabilities promises some really interesting and challenging projects for our group of fellows. Especially in a time when we are all hyperaware of the importance of access to good health information, being a part of that work is vital and impactful.”
Levi Dolan completed his MLIS from the University of Missouri-Columbia this past month. Since June 2018, Levi worked as the graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library. This year, Levi also took on the role as a research assistant for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. During his time in library school, he worked as a library supervisor and tutor at Stephens College, and was a teaching assistant and co-project manager for a Library Carpentries workshop for his practicum.
The Associate Fellowship Program is a residency fellowship hosted at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) which is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This one-year fellowship will begin in September 2020 and offers fellows a rich educational and leadership experience provided by the NLM, the world’s largest biomedical library.
Each year a small cohort of recent graduates is awarded the opportunity to attend this unique training opportunity. The 2020-2021 cohort includes two University of Missouri MLIS graduates. University of Missouri previously had one graduate named as a fellow in 1992.
Congratulations to Dr. Denice Adkins for being selected as the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Library Advocacy Award. Adkins is an associate professor in the MU School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. She has served on the Library Committee, a standing campus committee that makes recommendations to the provost concerning the continued improvement of the library collection and library services, for three years.
Each year, the University Libraries Student Advisory Council (ULSAC) selects a member of the Mizzou community that has shown strong leadership in advocating on behalf of the University Libraries.
Denice’s passionate promotion of the University Libraries has been inspiring to many student leaders and is why ULSAC unanimously voted to present this award to her. Former ULSAC Chair Mathew Swan said, “Students who have served on the Library Committee remain impressed by her passion and thoughtfulness as the committee addresses issues relating to the Libraries. Her service on the Library Committee has been a force for positive change on Mizzou’s campus.”
Thank you for your support and dedication to the University Libraries!
Back in November 2015, Race and University Life: Readings for MU Faculty and Staff, was created as a response to anti-racist activism at the University of Missouri. This guide is often updated to continue to contribute to the anti-racism conversation on campus and in the United States.
In this guide, you will find resources listed under the following categories:
- Narratives– either firsthand accounts of racism as it is experienced by racial minorities in the United States, or journalistic reports and editorials from popular media.
- Studies- there are hundreds of studies examining various aspects of racism and how people deal with it. These are selected for strength of method, readability by the educated nonspecialist, suggested solutions.
- Books- authors of these studies are scholars in the fields of economics, geography, history, journalism, law and sociology.
- Statistics- includes both statistics related to race and racism at Mizzou and beyond Missouri.
- Underrepresented Groups at Mizzou- this includes histories, periodicals, and resources from our student unrest and activism collection in the University Archives.
- Podcasts, Video, and Social Media- recommendations of non-book resources as well as links to prominent black voices on social media
- Supporting Local- a list of black owned businesses in Columbia, Missouri.
This guide is a curated list of resources, not just for information related to Mizzou, but for information related to race and racism beyond the Mizzou campus. Not everything on this guide is behind a paywall. If there is a resource you cannot access, we encourage you to look at your local and university library or local bookstore.
Welcome Tigers! We’re so glad you’re here, and we’re sad that we don’t get to see you in person this summer. Although Summer Welcome takes place online this year to keep you and your family safe, we still wanted to introduce you to the library resouces and services that will be vital to your success at Mizzou. Visit our Summer Welcome website to get started. We hope you have a great Summer Welcome experiene, and we look forward to meeting you in the fall!
Congratulations to Mathew Swan for receiving the first University of Missouri Libraries Visionary Leadership Award!
Mathew served on the University Libraries Student Advisory Council, both as a representative and ultimately, chair of the council. With his role on the council, Mathew provided important input to the Libraries about the needs and concerns of students in regards to library spaces and services. His participation in two student vision projects, including trips to academic libraries in other states, was vital in creating student vision documents that are a guiding force for student-focused goals in the Libraries’ strategic planning.
Quoting a letter written by the previous council advisor, “in addition to his library advocacy, his work as director of Tiger Pantry has made it significantly easier for the campus community to access quality food. Through his work with the Libraries, OER, and Tiger Pantry, Matt has consistently and effectively broken down barriers in order to improve student access to resources. Often working quietly behind the scenes, students may not know just how much Matt has done for them. And, the kind of guy he is, Matt probably doesn’t mind that they don’t know.”
We are thankful for Mathew’s leadership during his time at Mizzou. We will miss him dearly and know the world will benefit from his capacity to lead from a place of empathy and dedication to equity.