The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to share the following calls for nominations for the MU graduate studies fall cycle awards. Nominations for the following awards are being sought:
- Graduate Faculty Mentor Award
- Distinguished Dissertation Award
- Distinguished Thesis Award
The nomination process is provided in the links above. The deadline for all fall cycle awards is 5 PM CDT on November 1. We anticipate award decisions from the Graduate Faculty Senate in the beginning of December.
We are excited to showcase both the important scholarly contributions of our graduate students and the outstanding mentoring of graduate students conducted by faculty. Please help us in making your faculty and students aware of these awards. Please post in prominent locations, distribute this widely and encourage your faculty to nominate the work of both their graduate students and graduate mentors.
This morning we have some good news—we have been advised by the Provost’s Office that we will be getting funds restored to us that were cut from our collections budget for FY18, the fiscal year we are in now. This will enable us NOT to have to make the terrible serials cuts that were planned. We don’t know the exact amount yet, but I will share it as soon as possible. Of course we will continue to manage our collections budget to the most advantage we can to support research and scholarly work.
In other news, the Libraries are hosting some donors this Friday morning, who MAY make a major gift in the future to help us add a digital media/makerspace area. You may see us touring around the Info Commons and West Reference. If you’re over there at that time, be your cheerful, busy selves.
We also have the new Chancellor, Alex Cartwright, scheduled to speak at our Oct. 10 Staff Advisory Group meeting at 10 am in Ellis 114A. Plan now to attend! Watch for the meeting notice.
I’m hoping for good news soon on building the extension to UMLD1. Keep your fingers crossed!
Notices have gone out to those appointed to Library committees this year. LMT did some revision to the committee structure, and the Exhibits Committee and Marketing Committee now don’t have appointees other than the people whose work relates to the groups. We have discontinued the Faculty Lecture Series Committee also. Thanks to all who volunteered to serve on the committees we have, which help us do our work.
Information has gone out on the memorial service for Debbie Melvin. I know you all join me in offering condolences to her family. This has been a tough year, to lose two long-time staff. Karla Geerlings has been gone less than six months, and of course lives on in our memories. Work is a big part of most people’s lives, and the Libraries are very fortunate to have dedicated staff who have stayed with us for many years. Let’s all be thankful for each other as we move into another academic year.
The Libraries have an immediate opening for a Library Specialist at UMLD. This position is open to current university employees only.
For additional information, including salary, work hours, and how to apply, please visit the Libraries webpage at http://library.missouri.edu/about/employment/employopp/#staff_job_openings.
Last week, we were honored to celebrate Michael Spears and his 20 years of service at the University of Missouri. During the celebration, Michael was presented his 20 years of service certificate to commemorate his time and hard work at Mizzou. Anyone who uses our health sciences library website has benefited from Mike’s skills where his programming helps get our web visitors to the information they need smoothly and quickly.
All of our staff rely on Mike for his patient and effective approach to troubleshooting. He has a special gift for working with people at all levels of computer expertise, and never talks down to someone who knows less than he does.
We want to congratulate Mike on his 20 years and thank him for making a difference in quality of their computing experience for both library staff and library users.
The Mizzou Facebook account posted a photo of students studying in the Grand Reading Room of Ellis Library for their announcement of the Missouri Land Grant Compact!
We have had lots of new posts to the Newshub this week.
- As usual, Jen Gravley has been keeping everyone informed about the RAIS resources, services, and Cycle of Success stories. Thanks to Jen for helping RAIS get its news out!
- And check out some posts from ACTS and UMLD:
- The specialized libraries have also been busy posting. Check out these space updates from the Engineering Library.
- Thanks to everyone who has helped to post items to the Newshub and to the Instagram account this week. It’s been a busy first week!