The University of Missouri Theatre Department presents an interdisciplinary conference titled “Missouri Self-Taught: Lanford Wilson and the American Drama,” to focus on Missouri’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lanford Wilson. The conference will be held April 26-29 at Ellis Library and the Rhynsburger Theatre and features an MU production of The Rimers of Eldritch directed by Dr. David Crespy.
The conference and all the events scheduled are free and open to the public, with a goal to encourage students and scholars to avail themselves of the Lanford Wilson Collection located in the University of Missouri Libraries Special Collections and Rare Books. Both the production of The Rimers of Eldritch and a new book edited by David Crespy, Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems, have been supported in part through research in the Lanford Wilson Collection. The conference also features onstage interviews and master classes with guest artists Marshall W. Mason, Lanford Wilson’s Tony® Award-winning director; Tanya Berezin, the former artistic director of New York’s Circle Repertory Company, where Wilson’s plays were first produced; Danny Irvine, founding director of its Circle Rep Lab; and Mary Sue Price, an Emmy award-winning Circle Repertory playwright and protégé of Lanford Wilson.
A full conference schedule and additional information can be found on the Missouri Self-Taught conference website.
LibWIS Open Lab
Ellis Library Room 4D11
This open lab is a come-and-go session to help you with any library or research questions you have.
Bring in your assignments and questions, and library staff will be on hand to assist you as needed.
For more information on LibWIS, see the Spring 2018 schedule.
Ever wonder who is behind the magic of Interlibrary Loan? At the Health Sciences Library it’s Katy Emerson.
She’s the one who receives your requests, scans what you need, and emails it to your inbox, all in the matter of a few hours.
If you search for an article and are hit with a paywall or told the library doesn’t have access, don’t worry! You can request it and Katy will work her magic.
Not only will she find articles the library doesn’t have access to, she will often scan items we have on site to save you the trip to your library.
“What I like most is getting to deliver articles to clinicians. It feels good knowing that the work I do could be having a positive impact on patient care.”
Last year, Katy and the Health Sciences Library’s Interlibrary Loan department borrowed close to 4500 articles and delivered another 1800 articles we had available on site all at no cost to our users. Interlibrary Loan is a free service for Mizzou.
To request articles and books, click on the Findit@MU button if it’s available or you can always fill out a request form.
Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.
If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.
You know the writing tutors in Ellis Library can help with papers for your classes, but what if you need help with other kinds of writing?
You’re in luck–writing tutors can help with:
- creative writing
- scholarship essays
- personal statements
- cover letters
- and more
Check this semester’s hours and instructions so you’re ready for your appointment.
Looking for a quiet place to take your phone or video interview on campus? The library might seem like a great place, but our study rooms are for group study only. The MU Career Center is here for you instead.
First, check out this list to see if your school or college has its own career services office. If not, the MU Career Center will work with you to use one of their interview rooms. These rooms are in high demand, and only one room has a landline, so make your reservation sooner rather than later. (All rooms have computers with webcams and Skype.) For more information, email peiterL@missouri.edu or call 573-884-6317.
Now that you know how to find a quiet place to have your interview, do you have questions about how to do your best during the interview itself?
Here are a few best practices for online interviews:
- Remove anything from the background you don’t want employers to see.
- Test both the audio and video.
- Look at the webcam, not the screen.
Read the rest of the list and tips for phone interviews on the Career Center website.
Good luck, Tigers!