Interlibrary Loan Closed July 28th

Interlibrary Loan will be closed on Friday, July 28, for system maintenance. You will not be able to request articles, and we will not be able to view our system. If you have questions or have an urgent need for an article on Friday, please contact:

Ellis Library Interlibrary Loan:
ellisi@missouri.edu or 882-1101

Health Sciences Interlibrary Loan
loanrequest@health.missouri.edu  or 882-0468

MERLIN/MOBIUS requests are not affected by this maintenance, and users may place these requests as normal.

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.

Recorded Sound Update

With the retirement of David Truesdell, the Recorded Sound Center is no longer open for walk-in service.  Materials will still be available for checkout.

To check out a compact disc or album, use the MERLIN Catalog to find the item, then press the "REQUEST" button at the top left and enter your MyZou login (pawprint) and password. The pickup location should default to MU Ellis Library Circulation, so next hit the submit button.

Circulation will pull the item from Recorded Sound and notify you by email that it is available for pickup at the Circulation desk. Usually within 24 hours. 

Contact Mike Muchow, Humanities Librarian, at muchowm@missouri.edu or 573-882-3224 if you have additional questions.

Jennifer Gravley

Reference and Instruction Librarian

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 muarchives@missouri.edu 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

Ann Campion Riley appointed Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian

The University Libraries are excited to announce that Ann Campion Riley, acting director of MU Libraries, has been appointed to the new position of vice provost for libraries and university librarian effective July 1.

Riley joined MU in 2007 as the associate director for access, collections and technical services and was appointed acting director of MU Libraries in July 2015. During her tenure at Mizzou, she has increased partnerships with other AAU and SEC institutions and has been instrumental in fundraising, including a recent student initiative designed to enhance library offerings and services.

Riley is a nationally-recognized leader with nearly 30 years of professional service in academic and research libraries. She served as president of the Association of College and Research Libraries in 2015, representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians, and was honored as a research library leadership fellow by the Association of Research Libraries. She is a writer and speaker on assessment and organizational culture in higher education.

Riley was formerly director for technical and access services at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She was library director at Saint Louis Community College, Meramec, where she twice served as an acting dean and one year as chief campus academic officer. Other academic libraries where Riley has served in a professional capacity include Maryville University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and New Mexico State University. She earned her B.A. in English and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri and pursued a Ph.D. in English at Saint Louis University.

Interim Chancellor and Provost Garnett Stokes released the following statement: 
"I am confident that she will continue to provide strong leadership for MU Libraries. She is a true champion and has tirelessly worked to support and preserve the library services and information resources upon which MU faculty, students and staff have come to rely."

We couldn't agree more. Congratulations, Vice Provost Riley!

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.

Support the Libraries: Wish List

The librarians have created a list of over 400 titles they would have liked to purchase this year to support teaching and research at MU. To see the full list of titles go to library.missouri.edu/giving/wishlist. If you would like to help us add any of these titles to our collection, please select the title of your choice by sending an e-mail or contacting Sheila Voss at 573-882-9168.

Need an Article? Use #MizzouPDF

Need an article, but aren't sure how to get it? Want an easy way to ask while on your phone? Request your article via Twitter using #MizzouPDF. Be sure to use an identifier like a DOI, PMID, article title, or any information you have. Including your MU pawprint in your tweet will make the process faster, but we can private message you back if you don't want to include your pawprint  in your tweet. We will send the article your way through email. For example:
 

 

This service is open to current MU faculty, students, and staff.

Remember, you can still request articles while in databases like PubMed, Scopus, or Ovid MEDLINE by clicking on  the FindIt@MU button and selecting "Request a copy".

 

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.

Collections Budget Update with Cancellation Lists

Thank you to faculty, students, and staff who contributed to the difficult process of reducing our collections spending in FY17. We have completed the process for this fiscal year.

  • You may review lists of journals cancelled.
  • We stopped ordering books on April 1 and will resume after July 1. Please let your subject librarian know of materials you will need for the summer and early fall as soon as you can.
  • Please be aware especially of how these budget cuts may impact your students as they must rely more on interlibrary loan and MOBIUS for materials. These impacts include:
     

     

    • waiting for delivery of articles and books from other libraries;
    • shorter loan periods; and
    • stricter overdue fines from other libraries.
       
  • Although it’s tempting to use informal methods (I can haz pdf, SciHub, etc.) to obtain articles, be aware that these often involve violations of copyright and license agreements, can pose online security issues, and prevent us from knowing what you need. We will deliver materials via interlibrary loan as quickly as possible—and use request data to make future budget decisions.
  • Help us be more aware of what materials are used: please link to articles and other online materials rather than reposting pdfs.
  • Please do not reshelve materials used in the libraries. Just leave them on a table or reshelving area, so we can register that they’ve been used.

Our budget for FY18 is not yet final, but we will be reducing our collections spending again. Our first project towards this reduction will be to review the titles in our package of journals published by the University of Chicago Press (Chicago Complete). To contribute your feedback on these titles, please review the list posted on our Collections Review page. Please contribute feedback by May 30th.