May is Skin Cancer awareness month. Come by J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences library to check out our new display on Skin Cancer. Learn about diagnosis, treatment prevention, and the patient perspective. Have you ever wondered if we can prevent skin cancer with a vaccine? What surgical options are available for patients? If you spend time in the sun, check out our new book display. The display is located on the right hand side of the entrance doors!
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.
Steve Friedman is the Senior Editor within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Steven manages the preparation and editing of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, grant applications, and various presentations. Steve contacted Diane Johnson, Assistant Director at the Health Sciences Library, to help with an issue they ran into with a manuscript that was accepted back in May 2015. With a final proof sent in, they were waiting for the journal to publish their article. Knowing it was a quarterly published journal, the team knew it would take some time to see the published article, but the journal's last issue came out in April/June 2016, with no indication of any future issues. With no response from the editorial team, Steve asked Diane for her assistance.
"I contacted Diane Johnson in January to see if she had heard of this journal either having troubles or if she knew of a better contact. Her persistence paid off, in that we were able to get the most responsive contact from Wolters Kluwers to date. The lead author emailed this contact and we found out a day later that the journal would release us from copyright obligations due to a prolonged contractual dispute. We have moved on, and just sent this paper to another journal. But we would still likely be stuck in limbo if Diane hadn't followed through with her great service. I am consistently impressed with the library's attention to service. Thank you!"
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.
Soon the Health Sciences Library will recieve an updated look in the front of our library. Our new look is graciously provided by a donation from Richard and Tootie Burns. Richard Burns graduated from the University of Missouri Medical School, and Tootie Burns is a local Columbia artist. Their endowment, along with other HSL one-time and gift funds, allowed us to purchase:
- two chairs, a table, a bookshelf for the seating area under the stairs on the 2nd floor
- new chairs and a new computer table where our 2nd floor computers are now
Please see our HSL Advisory Council spring minutes for an idea of what our new additions will look like.
For nostalgia purposes, here are some before photos. Take one last look at these gems from 1985 before it's too late. 🙂
We are so thankful for the Richard and Tootie's library support. Their gift was supplemented by other HSL funds in order to make maximum use of the opportunity to make a difference for our users. Enjoy!
Donors like the Burns Family are vital to our library. If you would like to help our library, please see our Giving Opportunities page.
Summer break is upon us, and while we won't be at the beach the entire summer (wouldn't that be nice?), the library will have some slightly different hours during.
Starting May 15th, our Information Desk will have shortened in-person hours from 10am- 2pm. Still need a librarian outside of those hours? We will be available virtually (chat, email, and ask-a-librarian) from 2pm-5pm, and/or you can ask for a librarian at the circulation desk. The Circulation Desk is open as long as the library itself is open. The library summer hours are as follows:
Monday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Make sure to check our hours page for all University Libraries Summer Hours. And we hope you have a fantastic summer break!
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".