home Staff news Healthy for Life Update: Wellness Incentive Ends on Sept. 30

Healthy for Life Update: Wellness Incentive Ends on Sept. 30

This is a reminder that the Wellness Incentive comes to an end on September 30th. You need to complete a total of 400 points for Tier 2. Your account should show a total of 450 points (with the Tier 1 points).

If you are having issues with your online workshops, logging into the portal or synching your device, please contact Cerner at 888-252-8150. If you have any other issues, please send a message to the wellness inbox wellness@umsystem.edu and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

REAL APPEAL – We received our last Real Appeal report today (9-11-18). If you were not on that, you to contact Real Appeal and have them send you a sheet showing your sessions (must complete 10 for points), you can forward that to wellness@umsystem.edu  I will upload them manually.

This is a common issue. Most people are trying to add too many points in the diversity section. Unfortunately, diversity points max out at 100.  We are aware that the Cerner program is allowing additional points to be submitted by the employee; however, they will not count at this time.  The problem is being remedied for the coming Wellness year.

home Staff news Upcoming Events in Ellis Library

Upcoming Events in Ellis Library

Here is a quick list of the events going on in Ellis Library this semester. If you have specific questions about an event, please contact Shannon Cary at carysn@missouri.edu.

September 24, October 1, 8 and 15
Entrepreneur Quest
114A Ellis Library
5:30 pm to 8 pm

September 18
Wellness Resource Center De-Stress Event With Therapy Dogs
Ellis Library Colonnade
2 am to 4 pm

September 19
ACTS Interview Candidate
114A Ellis Library
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

October 11
Poetry Reading: Hadara Bar-Nadav
114A Ellis Library
7 to 9 p.m.

October 20
Homecoming Open House
Ellis Library Colonnade

November 1
Poetry Reading: LaTanya McQueen
114A Ellis Library
7 to 9 p.m.

November 17
Friends of the Libraries Fall Meeting
114A Ellis Library
9 am to 12 pm

home Staff news Concannon’s LibGuide Highlighted by HathiTrust

Concannon’s LibGuide Highlighted by HathiTrust

Congrats to Marie on having her Prices & Wages guide highlighted by HathiTrust.


home Staff news Homecoming Open House: Call for Volunteers

Homecoming Open House: Call for Volunteers

The Libraries will host its annual open house at Ellis Library after the Homecoming parade on October 20. The parade time has not been announced yet, but the open house will probably run from 9 to 11 am.

There will be refreshments and activities for families, including mini pumpkin and tiger mask decorating, coloring (thanks to Special Collections) and story time. If you would like to volunteer to help out with this event, please contact Shannon Cary (carysn@missouri.edu) or Sheila Voss (vosss@missouri.edu).

home Staff news Goodbye to Sheryl Cullina

Goodbye to Sheryl Cullina

Sheryl Cullina has accepted a position as a senior human resources consultant in campus Human Resources Services. Her last day with the Libraries will be Friday, September 21.

home Staff news MOspace to Include Digital Object Indentifiers

MOspace to Include Digital Object Indentifiers

MOspace, the University of Missouri institutional repository, will soon include DOIs. DOIs – Digital Object Identifiers – offer a persistent way to reference and access online documents.  Style guides, such as APA, require that DOIs be included in citations when they are available.

Assigning DOIs to items in MOspace will be advantageous for authors and researchers.  Authors will have a widely recognized identifier for their works.  Researchers will have a persistent way to cite and access MOspace items of interest to them.

This positive development for MOspace was made possible thanks to the advocacy of our librarians, exploration by MOspace staff, and approval and support from library administration.


home Staff news DSpace Community Annual Report 2017-July 2018 Now Available

DSpace Community Annual Report 2017-July 2018 Now Available

The DSpace Community Annual Report 2017-July 2018 is now available.  MOspace uses DSpace repository platform.

The Report provides an overview of the user community, membership, two brief community profiles, a technical overview, governance, finance, and events.  In this report you can learn more about the DSpace community, current initiatives, and progress towards the release of DSpace 7.  Members of the DSpace community helped in developing this report: Terry Brady (Georgetown University Library); Claudio Cortese (4Science); Tim Donohue (DuraSpace); Felicity Dykas (University of Missouri Libraries); Valorie Hollister (DuraSpace); Salwa Ismail (Georgetown University Library); (Mariya Maistrovskaya (University of Toronto Libraries); Michele Mennielli (DuraSpace); Carol Minton Morris (DuraSpace); Kristi Searle (DuraSpace); Samu Viita (National Library of Finland).

DSpace is a community-based, open source project that produces the DSpace repository platform. With a 16-year history, strong membership support, and active participation from a wide variety of stakeholder institutions located all over the world 2017-2018 was a year of progress toward the key community priority of developing and releasing DSpace 7 with a new, single Angular user interface and enhanced REST API.  The technical roadmap for 2017 is focused on DSpace 7 development. As a production repository DSpace needs to meet the needs of large and small stakeholder institutions, so minor updates have been released as needed. At the same time the bulk of technical efforts were focused on DSpace 7 which included a great deal of groundwork and foundation support for the new REST API. Plans for a Beta release of DSpace 7 with support for entities are on track for early 2019.  Building and sustaining a strong community is a central goal for the DSpace Project.

home Gateway Carousel, Staff news The New Jim Crow: One Read Program Events

The New Jim Crow: One Read Program Events

The following events and exhibitions have been scheduled to facilitate conversation regarding this year’s One Read Program selection: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community–and all of us–to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

A Brief Moment in the Sun Art Contest
Submissions beginning September 1st- October 18th
We want to feature your work based on The New Jim Crow. Submit a poem, mixed media, a sculpture, a painting, a photo; whichever medium speaks to you. Please contact Michelle Baggett for more information.

2018 One Read Keynote Speaker: Dr. Demetria Frank
October 19th, 12:30-2:30pm
Dr. Demetria Frank, Assistant Professor of Law at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, will be discussing mass incarceration and The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness By Michelle Alexander, this year’s One Read selection.

July-October: The New Jim Crow – One Read Program Exhibit
An exhibit in the Ellis Library Colonnade features a timeline showing the increasing numbers of incarcerated Missourians over the past four decades. Key moments in law, the privatization of prisons, and stories of anonymous Mizzou Tigers impacted by incarceration are highlighted.
Ellis Library Exhibit Case


The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Univerisity Libraries.

For more information on the book, events, additional resources, and information on the One Read Program, see this guide. Copies of the book are available for checkout in Ellis Library, the Health Sciences Library, the Journalism Library, and the Law Library.

home Staff news New MUSE Posts

New MUSE Posts

Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies

Weekend Fun: Mizzou Football, Midway Antiques, and the Fall Bridal Showcase

home Staff news Newshub Training Open to All Libraries Staff, Sept. 14

Newshub Training Open to All Libraries Staff, Sept. 14

The Marketing Team is holding an open Newshub training for all staff on September 14 from 10 to 11 am in 213 Ellis Library. If you are interested in learning how to use WordPress to create a Newshub post, an engaging email or an online newsletter, you are welcome to attend the training. We will also discuss resources for writing blog posts and how to create the best content. We hope to see you there.

–Marketing Team