home Resources and Services University Archives Creates Online Exhibit Highlighting Gravesites of Prominent Mizzou Faculty

University Archives Creates Online Exhibit Highlighting Gravesites of Prominent Mizzou Faculty

Many of the University of Missouri’s former presidents, faculty and curators are buried in nearby Columbia Cemetery. The University Archives has created the online exhibit, “Spirits of Mizzou,” which highlights the final resting place of these notable leaders, administrators and scholars. This exhibit includes an interactive map with portraits, short biographical sketches and photos of the gravesites honoring these individuals who have helped to forge the spirit of Mizzou. Visit this exhibit at

http://muarchives.missouri.edu/exh_mu_cemetery.html.

For more information, contact University Archives at 573-882-7567.

home Resources and Services Art Exhibition by Access Arts 2008

Art Exhibition by Access Arts 2008

During June and July, Ellis Library will host the exhibition “Songs of Clay” by Access Arts. Many of School of Service-Access Arts board, staff and students are part of the MU family of alumni, administration, staff and students.

As a neighborhood art school in Columbia, School of Service – Access Arts provides workshops, internships and volunteer opportunities to MU students. School of Service – Access Arts is a non-profit community arts instruction program offering quality experiences in the arts, accessible to everyone regardless of age, origin, background or ability. The program’s focus is to empower all people to a higher level of creativity and self-expression. The goal of School of Service – Access Arts is to elevate everyone’s innate creativity through compassionate instruction in an adaptive and inspiring environment. For more information contact Norleen Nosri at 573-875-0275.

For more information about exhibits at Ellis Library, please contact Delores Fisher at
FisherD@missouri.edu.

home Resources and Services Author Michael Wallis Shares Tales of The Lincoln Highway

Author Michael Wallis Shares Tales of The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate
May 9
3:30 p.m.
Elmer Ellis Auditorium

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Please join author Michael Wallis as he guides us down memory lane on The Lincoln Highway, which follows the 3,000-mile highway from New York City’s Times Square to San Francisco Bay. Wallis will discuss some of the offbeat sights and tales he experienced in researching the ultimate American travel book. With a chapter dedicated to each of the 13 states that the highway passes through, this book will delight those looking to uncover their local roots as well as adventurers yearning for a classic American cross-country road trip. RSVP preferred-contact Sheila Voss at vosss@missouri.edu or at (573) 882-9168.

home Resources and Services “Milestones” Textile Exhibit on Display in Ellis Library

“Milestones” Textile Exhibit on Display in Ellis Library

The Department of Textile and Apparel Management in the College of Human Environmental Sciences presents Milestones: An exhibit illustrating milestones in American culture from the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection. This exhibit will be on display in the Ellis Library First Floor Colonnade throughout the month of May. For more information, please contact Laurel Wilson at wilsonl@missouri.edu.

home Resources and Services Celebrate National Library Week with a Cupcake, April 16

Celebrate National Library Week with a Cupcake, April 16

It’s National Library Week – a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians, and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide – and the perfect time for our campus community to come together @ the MU Libraries-Your Connection to Knowledge.

The MU Libraries are celebrating National Library Week by holding a party for the MU faculty, staff and students. Please join us for refreshments and library information at Ellis Library on Wednesday, April 16 starting at 11 a.m.

“Everyday, libraries in big cities and small towns, colleges and universities, in schools and in businesses help transform their communities,” says Jim Cogswell, Director of Libraries. “At our libraries, people of all backgrounds can come together to access the Internet, research and write papers, use a study room, get assistance from a subject specialist, check out DVDs, meet up with friends or grab some coffee in the Bookmark Cafe.”

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For more information contact Shannon Cary at carysn@missouri.edu or (573) 882-4703.

home Resources and Services New Library Resources Available for Alumni

New Library Resources Available for Alumni

Graduation no longer means losing access to the valuable resources of the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries. A partnership between the MU Libraries and the Mizzou Alumni Association now connects members of the Association with several of the library resources available to students daily.

The MU Libraries have created a Library Resources for Alumni Web page, which can be viewed at http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/resourcesfor/alumni.htm. Among its multiple features, the page provides users with quick access, from the comfort of home, to thousands of articles in reliable journals found in EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition and Business Source Alumni Edition.

“Accessing library services online has been a growing need for many alumni”, says David Roloff, Director of Membership & Marketing for the Mizzou Alumni Association. “Providing access to these databases provides additional value to MAA membership.”

Typically, academic libraries sign license agreements that allow only students and faculty to access library electronic resources via the Internet. However, when EBSCO Publishing, a major library database provider, began offering alumni packages to schools, it became possible for alumni to access the resources also. The convenience of instantly finding useful information is something MU students, faculty and staff have grown accustomed to on campus. The expectation is that alumni will appreciate that power too.

“When you want to know more about a topic, you can retrieve full-text online articles that are more authoritative and reliable than many Internet sites found via Google,” stated Jim Cogswell, Director of Libraries.

For more information about accessing alumni resources, contact Rhonda Whithaus at whithausr@missouri.edu or (573) 882-9164.

For more information about the Mizzou Alumni Association, visit www.mizzou.com.

These databases are available only to University of Missouri-Columbia alumni. The resources can be utilized by alumni in accordance with copyright regulations for personal, non-commercial use.

home Resources and Services Support MU Libraries Through the Adopt-a-Book Program

Support MU Libraries Through the Adopt-a-Book Program

Many books in the MU Libraries are fragile, others need minor repairs, still others require extensive help if they are to survive this century. Those of us who consider books our friends cannot bear to lose them, and it is in that spirit that the Friends of the MU Libraries have initiated the Adopt-A-Book Program. By adopting a book, you will ensure that it gets the help it needs to remain with us for years to come. Please consider sponsoring a book. All monies will go directly to the care and maintenance of rare, fragile and just plain good books. As our thanks, your adoption will be noted in the MERLIN online catalog, and you will be invited to an annual Celebration of the Book event, sponsored by the Friends of the MU Libraries.

For more information and to adopt a book online, please visit http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/about/adoptabook/adoptabook.php

home Resources and Services Ellis Library Chamber Series Presents the Contreras Saxophone Quartet, April 8

Ellis Library Chamber Series Presents the Contreras Saxophone Quartet, April 8

Join us for an amazing performance by the Contreras Saxophone Quartet on April 8 at noon. Since its formation in 2005 at MU, the Contreras Saxophone Quartet has quickly established itself as one of the premiere collegiate ensembles of its kind in the country. Now, you can enjoy their music in the beautiful Grand Reading Room (Room 201) of Ellis Library. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Shannon Cary at carysn@missouri.edu or (573) 882-4703.

home Resources and Services Poetry Reading by Missouri’s First Poet Laureate at Ellis Library, April 9

Poetry Reading by Missouri’s First Poet Laureate at Ellis Library, April 9

Celebrate National Poetry Month! The MU Libraries are hosting a reading and signing by Walter Bargen, the first Poet Laureate of Missouri. As Poet Laureate, Mr. Bargen is responsible for promoting the arts in Missouri and for
composing an original poem in honor of Missouri.

Mr. Bargen, of Ashland, has published nine books and two chapbooks of poems over the past 28 years. Among his work is The Feast: Prose Poem Sequences, which won the 2005 William Rockhill Nelson Award for best poetry book by a Missouri writer. His work has appeared in more than 100 publications, and he has received a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship as well as various other awards.

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 9, 3-4 p.m.
Ellis Library, 1st Floor Colonnade

For more information contact Shannon Cary at carysn@missouri.edu or (573) 882-4703.

home Resources and Services Personal Reading History Now Available on Library Catalog

Personal Reading History Now Available on Library Catalog

Patrons may now keep a record of the MERLIN materials that they check out. After logging into “My Library Account” on the MU Libraries home page (mulibraries.missouri.edu), you may activate this feature by clicking on “Reading History” and choosing “Opt-in.”

You may choose whether or not you would like this feature enabled within your library account. However, there are some important considerations that you should keep in mind:

  1. The list of items in your Reading History will display only MERLIN (MU, MST, UMKC, UMSL) materials that you have checked out. In other words, nothing that you borrow from MOBIUS or Interlibrary Loan will be included in this Reading History list.
  2. The Reading History list will only include materials you check out from the point that you turn on your Reading History. Materials that were checked out prior to turning on your Reading History will not be included in the list.
  3. The information that you allow to be collected in your Reading History is not protected by any privacy laws. Any records retained by an individual or institution, including your Reading History, could be subpoenaed through the proper legal channels. The UM Libraries will protect a user’s privacy to the fullest extent possible. However, under the State of Missouri Records Law, library records are not exempt from disclosure.
  4. Once an item has been returned, the libraries maintain no record of what you borrowed, and library staff have no access to your reading history.
  5. If you are concerned about someone else seeing a list of what you are reading, the safest step is not to turn on your reading history.

Consider these factors prior to agreeing to “Opt In” to your Reading History.

For more information, contact Judy Maseles at MaselesJ@missouri.edu or (573) 882-2715.