The University Libraries offer a variety of instructional programs to support the teaching and research needs of the MU community. We work to develop library instruction that best meets your class needs, fosters critical thinking and supports the lifelong goals of MU students.
Register for upcoming workshops held at the libraries and across campus.
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Tuesday, March 10
114A Ellis Library
Presenters: Rachel Alexander, Research Support Librarian, Health Sciences Library; Anne Barker, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, Ellis Library.
Traditional publishing agreements require that authors transfer their copyright to the publisher, unduly limiting options for online distribution, classroom use and other purposes. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore how authors can grant some rights to publishers without signing away all their rights. Participants are encouraged to bring publisher agreements or copyright transfer agreements from journals they publish in. Online attendees may benefit from the presentation at the beginning of the session, but small group activities will not be accessible online.
Registration for in-person attendance: https://libcal.missouri.edu/event/6488201
Registration for online attendance: https://libcal.missouri.edu/event/6488245
Now on Display in the Ellis Library Colonnade
This exhibition explores the 2020 national theme of Black History Month, African Americans and the Vote, with a series of twentieth-century American editorial cartoons that address the issue of African American voting right in the United States. Most of the artworks displayed are original drawings from the nationally renowned cartoon collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri. These rarely seen artworks document the long struggle Americans of color have experienced in their attempts to exercise their fundamental rights as citizens.
The University Libraries are committed to maintaining a large and diverse collection of journals to support scholarship and teaching at the University of Missouri. The current cost models for journal subscriptions require an average 6% increase per year to maintain current subscriptions. As a result, we must plan to cancel titles each year even when our budget remains flat. To minimize the impact of these cancelations, we focused on journals which received very low usage and/or are accessible through a current journal aggregator such as EBSCO or ProQuest. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) will remain an effective, efficient means of acquiring materials not held by the Libraries. Most articles requested via ILL are received within one to two business days.
For a list of the cancellations and more information, visit Libraries’ Collection Development and Management.
The Statewide Open Educational Resources Summit will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at the Missouri State Historical Society, 605 Elm Street, Columbia, Mo.
The theme of the summit is “Open Educational Resources (OER) Impacts: Faculty’s Role in Student Success.” The keynote address will be given by Mark McBride, library senior strategist with the Office of Library and Information Services, The State University of New York. Attendees can look forward to a range of break-out sessions for faculty both new and experienced with using OER in the classroom.
There is no cost to attend the summit, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. All attendees will receive an OER giveaway item and have the opportunity to win door prizes.
Register for the Summit online. For more information about Open Educational Resources at MU, contact Jeannette Pierce at the University of Missouri Libraries.
This event is sponsored by the University of Missouri System, MOBIUS, and the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.
The Digital Media and Innovation Lab has new hours starting this semester!
They are as follows:
Main Lab (Ellis 156): Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-7:30pm and Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Film Studio: (Ellis 3E21): Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-5:00pm and Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Click here for more information: https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/dmc