home Resources and Services Donate Your Eclipse Glasses

Donate Your Eclipse Glasses

Are you wondering what you should do with your eclipse glasses now that Eclipse 2017 is over? You can donate them! Astronomers Without Borders will soon announce a program dedicated to redistributing your donated glasses to schools in Asia and South Africa for the eclipses in 2019.

“This is an opportunity for schools to have a first-hand science experience that they might not otherwise have” Astronomers Without Borders President Mike Simmons told Gizmodo. “Many schools in developing countries don’t have resources for science education and this is a rare opportunity that inspires students and teachers and shows them that science is something they can do. It can be a ray of hope for young people who don’t otherwise see a path to a career like this.”

You can donate your glasses by dropping them off at any service desk at any of the following University Libraries:

  • Ellis Library
  • Engineering Library
  • Geology Library
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Journalism Library
  • Math Library
  • Zalk Veterinary Medical Library

We will make sure they will make it to the Eclipse Glasses Redistribution Program. Click here for more information.

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.

home Locations, Resources and Services Celebrating the King

Celebrating the King

Here at the University of Missouri Library Depositories, we’re all about the King. And while we couldn’t make it to Graceland to mark the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death last week, we were still celebrating here in Columbia. If you would like a little more Elvis in your life–and who wouldn’t, really–give a listen to this 1976 copy of Elvis’ The Sun Sessions, available now for check-out.

home Locations, Resources and Services The Odd-Fellows’ Offering, vol.11 (1852)

The Odd-Fellows’ Offering, vol.11 (1852)

We’re often awed by the beautiful bookplates and illustrations we find at the University of Missouri Library Depositories, and some of the most impressive we’ve come across of late are from volume 11 of The Odd-Fellows’ Offering. Published in 1852, this volume is part of the series collecting “gems of American literature by distinguished members of the order and other eminent writers.” While we work to make it available for check out, why not have a look at some of the other volumes, available online through https://www.hathitrust.org/.

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Possible Technology Interruptions During Eclipse

As Mizzou prepares to celebrate the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, students, faculty and staff should anticipate possible interruptions in some technology services. While we do not expect operations to be impacted severely, we should be prepared for some challenges due to the combined effects of the first day of classes plus visitors, both on-campus and in the surrounding community.

During times of peak demand, students, faculty, staff, and visitors may experience:

  • Overloaded cellular service, which could cause calls to fail and/or text messaging delays, along with the loss of data services;
  • Problems accessing TigerWifi and TigerWifi-Guest due to excessive load; less impact would be seen on wired connections;
  • Possible problems logging into University resources;
  • Slower commercial internet connectivity in the Columbia area. Users could experience delays or difficulty reaching websites or other resources;

Remote workers and learners also may be affected by strain on commercial internet providers and campus resources such as VPN services.

We appreciate your patience as we anticipate this once-in-a-lifetime event. If you have any questions, please contact our help desk at (573) 882-5000.

Sincerely,

Gary Allen
UM Vice President Information Technology and MU Chief Information Officer

Welcome Engineering Students!

Welcome! We are beyond excited to have you all back.

Learn more about us!

Engineering Library Staff:

  • Noel Kopriva – Noel is our Engineering Librarian. She is here to help you navigate and choose library databases and resouces for your research projects. Currenty, she splits her time between Ellis Library and here so schedule an appointment!
  • Michelle Baggett and Kate Wright – Michelle and Kate are Senior Library Specialists. They are here to answer any service related questions and to help you track down specific books and articles.

Our Space:

  • 67 DoIt Windows desktop computers and 1 Macintosh: these all come with complete list of DoIt software.
  • 4 study rooms: these rooms, large and small, come equipped with whiteboards, data ports, and 55-inch flat panel displays on the walls with laptop HDMI hookups.
  • Large group study tables and individual study carrels.
  • Printers, scanners and copiers.
  • Library hours

Our Services:

  • We checkout a number of equipment items (laptops, cameras, whiteboard markers, phone & laptop chargers, iPads, ect.). See a complete list.
  • Textbooks! Your professor may have put your class textbook on class reserve. We keep class textbooks behind the desk. Not sure if your textbook is on reserve? Search for it here or ask at the front desk.
  • We have access to a ton of books, journals, and articles. Check out the Engineering Library Collections.
  • What kinds of items can you check out and how long? See Borrowing Information

Questions or concerns? Stop by the circulation desk or contact us via phone or email.

Looking forward to a great semester!

home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Health Sciences Library Book Display: Don’t Get Left in the Dark. Read!

Health Sciences Library Book Display: Don’t Get Left in the Dark. Read!

Have you ever wondered how traditional medicine has altered itself to conform to consumer capitalism? Does the shift alter our medical ethics? What impact does the health industry have on the environment?  How are psychoanalysts using rules, games and science to diagnose and treat patients? 

Check out the answers to these questions and more at the libraries new book display 'Don't Get Left in the Dark. Read!' Health care is constantly adapting to new discoveries and philosophies. Come read about some of these changes at the Health Sciences Library

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: August 2017

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: August 2017

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields, and a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article, Rasa1 Regulates the Function of Lymphatic Vessel Valves in Mice, was co-authored by Dr. Michael J. Davis, Professor, and Dr. Scott D. Zawieja, Post-Doctoral Fellow, in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology. The article was published in Journal of Clinical Investigation (impact factor 12.784 in 2016). 

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/Aug2017/

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list. 

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.

home Resources and Services Students contribute over 45,000 hours to the Libraries in FY17

Students contribute over 45,000 hours to the Libraries in FY17

Student assistants play an important role to the success of the University of Missouri Libraries. In fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017), the University Libraries employed 244 students. Those 244 students worked in over 30 units throughout Ellis library and the all of the specialty libraries and off-campus locations. Students assist in everything from helping patrons checkout books and answering reference questions; to working behind the scenes to shelve, catalog, and digitize materials. Every aspect of the operations of the libraries are affected and aided by our student workforce. Our student assistants contributed over 45,000 hours of work time to the mission of the Libraries; upholding the values of Access, People, Service, and Stewardship.

Learn about historic eclipses in Special Collections

To celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse, Special Collections and Digital Services have teamed up to digitize selections from materials on eclipses and astronomy from the collections of Mizzou Libraries.  From sermons on eclipses as symbols of divine judgment to early works on physics and astronomy, you can find a wide range of attitudes and ideas about astronomical phenomena in this new digital resource.  We'll be sharing highlights of these materials on our Instagram and Tumblr, but you can see what else we found at our exhibition website, exhibits.lib.missouri.edu, and we'll be adding to it throughout the week.  Follow the links to read selected materials online in their entirety at the HathiTrust, and watch for unique Mizzou-contributed items as well.

Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department's digital presences. Contact Kelli

Show-Me One Health: MCMLA 2017

Join us in October for Show-Me One Health, the Midconintental Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting at the historic Tiger Hotel, proudly hosted by the Health Sciences Library and the Zalk Veterinary Medical Library!

This conference, October 9-11, is themed around One Health, the idea that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Show-Me One Health features a wonderful selection of papers and posters, as well as two keynote speakers from the University of Missouri's own Rebecca Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Director of the Research Center for Human Animal Interaction, and Lise Saffran, MPH, MFA, Director of Mizzou's MPH Program. 

Interested in attending some classes? Consider taking one of our Continuing Education classes. You don't have to be registered for the conference in order to sign up for a class. Registering, for both the conference and/or CEs, is easy. Use http://www.mcmla.org/2017-Registration for more information on prices and registration dates.

We hope you will join us this Fall!

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.