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Employment Opportunities

The Libraries have an immediate opening for the following staff positions:

  • Library Information Specialist – Mathematical Sciences Library – 24821
  • Library Information Specialist – Digital Services – 24787

For additional information, including the job description, salary, and shift, please visit the Libraries webpage at http://library.missouri.edu/about/employment/employopp/#staff_job_openings.

home Staff news Announcement of John Meyer’s Retirement

Announcement of John Meyer’s Retirement

John Meyer will be retiring from his position in the Math Library. His last day in the office will be December 15, 2017. Please join me in wishing him well and thanking him for his many years of service to the University Libraries.

–Sheryl

home Staff news MULSA’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Coming Up

MULSA’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Coming Up

You are invited to……..

MULSA’s Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon!

When: Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: Ellis Staff Lounge

What to bring: Side dish or dessert

This year our feast brought to us by Cracker Barrel, which will include turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans**, biscuits, and cornbread.

**Note: plain green beans, not green bean casserole

home Staff news The State Historical Society of Missouri Events

The State Historical Society of Missouri Events

Being Bussabarger: An Inside Look at One WWII Veteran’s Experience
November 11, 1:30 p.m.
The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Research Center-Columbia

Join SHSMO’s Joan Stack for a curator’s walk-through of the exhibition Being Bussabarger: Ceramics, Paintings, Sketchbooks, and More, which pays tribute to painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Robert Bussabarger’s creative spirit with a retrospective selection of his artworks from the 1950s to the 2010s. In honor of Veterans Day, attendees will also have a one-day-only opportunity to view additional artwork that Bussabarger created while serving in the military during World War II. The show will run through May 5, 2018 in the main gallery of the Columbia Research Center.

African American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series: Patrick Huber
November 14, 6:30 p.m. Lecture, Meet and Greet 7:30 p.m.
Stotler Lounge, Memorial Student Union
Patrick Huber, professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will present his work on the Ste. Genevieve Race Riot of 1930. The riot was a four-day disturbance, long shrouded in secrecy, during which vigilantes drove away most of the town’s black residents, many of whom were recent arrivals recruited to work in local lime kilns and stone quarries. Huber, a Ste. Genevieve native, received a fellowship through the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Center for Missouri Studies in 2015 in support of his research.
Sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Center for Missouri Studies; University of Missouri’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity; and the Missouri Humanities Council.

Gift Shop Open House
December 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Research Center-Columbia
Share your love of Missouri with items from the State Historical Society of Missouri gift shop. Whether it is an indulgence for yourself or the perfect present for that hard-to-shop-for person, the gift shop offers books, art, notecards, and other gifts that highlight your state heritage. At this event, you can browse while enjoying light refreshments. SHSMO members receive 10 percent off all purchases!

Jon Luvelli: Images from Central Missouri Walk-Through
January 13, 1:30 p.m.
The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Research Center-Columbia
Join SHSMO to learn more about the fine art photography of Jon Luvelli. A Missourian from a farm town near Columbia, Luvelli has gained national and international recognition for his street photography. His images are distinguished by their focus on Midwestern townscapes and underlying social messages. The stark contrasts of light and dark encourage viewers to find beauty in uncustomary forms. This exhibition of photos, the first installment of a permanent Luvelli collection at SHSMO, represents central Missouri and casts an aesthetic spotlight on contemporary life along its county roads and midtown streets.

Missouri Conference on History
March 14–16
Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City
You are invited to submit paper, panel, or student poster proposals for the sixtieth annual Missouri Conference on History by December 1. Hosted by the Missouri State Archives and sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri, the 2018 conference will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. Proposals in all fields of history, including public history and historic preservation, are invited. Submissions of complete sessions, including panelists, chair, and commentator, are welcomed. Two awards with cash prizes are available to students presenting papers at the conference. For additional information, please visit the Missouri Conference on History web page at shsmo.org/mch.

home Staff news Notes from the Director 11/3/17

Notes from the Director 11/3/17

Hello everyone,

Today I received notice that the library depository addition is going to be on the Board of Curators’ agenda next week.  It’s exciting news, and I know you all join me in hoping for the best. Now the challenge is waiting for the approval.

Other than that, all the day-to-day news about the new security lights and cameras, the door project progressing, etc., pales in comparison.  In more good news, the signage throughout the building should be completed during Thanksgiving week.  Plans continue for using student fee money for new furniture for 114, which should happen in the spring.

Bad news for us was that our Provost, Garnett Stokes, is leaving to become president of the University of New Mexico on March 1, 2018.  She has been a good friend to the Libraries, and while I am happy to see her skills and value recognized, we will really miss her support.

Don’t forget that Chancellor Alex Cartwright will be visiting Ellis on this coming Monday, Nov. 6.  All are invited to meet and mingle with him in 114A at the end of his tour about three.  We will send a reminder out.  I have lots of info prepared for him, and we will give him as full a tour as time allows.

I keep spending lots of time on development work, with Matt’s wonderful help, and looking for ways to both grow and protect our library budget.  We have some good prospects, and I know that keeping up our efforts will pay off in time.

Thanks as always for all your hard work, and special thanks to all who helped with the Homecoming Open House in Ellis.  We had a good turnout despite all the construction.

Ann

home Staff news New MUSE Posts

New MUSE Posts

Web tip of the week: Oct.30, 2017

Recipe of the week: Slow Cooker Chicken Chili – United Way Chili Cook-Off Winner 2017

Events for the coming weekend! Pajamas, Parks and Pets…Oh My

home Resources and Services, Staff news Scan & Deliver: Now Only a Click Away!

Scan & Deliver: Now Only a Click Away!

We are excited to announce that starting today and running through the end of the semester, our existing Scan & Deliver service is now only a click away!

You may have noticed a new button under an item’s location in the MERLIN catalog:

Once ‘Request Item’ is clicked, a new pop-up window will display allowing members of the MU community to request either the delivery of a scanned item from the book–such as a specific journal article, chapter, or any part of other printed publications found in the university libraries–or to simply request that ILL@MU place a hold on the whole book for you!

Not all library resources are available through this special pilot project, but it does include materials from all campus branch libraries as well as the off-campus book depositories. For more information on our Scan & Deliver service, please see ILL@MU’s Scan & Deliver page.

We feel that this will be a great addition to our existing Scan & Deliver service, requesting articles via Twitter using #MizzouPDF, and of course receiving articles from the many databases available through Find it@MU. Please give it a try!

home Staff news 4-H Quiz Night

4-H Quiz Night

If you love trivia you won’t want to miss the 3rd Annual Missouri 4-H Quiz Night happening on Saturday Dec 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbia.  Gather your friends and get ready to give your brain a workout while supporting Missouri 4-H!  Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 p.m.  The cost is $25 per ticket or $200 for a table of eight players per team.  Ticket prices include non-alcoholic beverages.  Teams are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks.  Mulligans will be available for purchase the night of the event.  Attendance prizes and raffle prizes including a YETI cooler will be part of the evening events.

More information can be found here http://4h.missouri.edu/foundation/trivia.aspx  we would love to see you there!

home Staff news In the News

In the News

“UM System encourages faculty to use more open educational resources”
Columbia Missourian,
Oct. 26, 2017

home Staff news Marketing Highlights

Marketing Highlights

  • UMKC Libraries’ research librarian and OER coordinator Scott Curtis was interviewed by the Kansas City Star. His Open Educational Resources guide is featured in the article and video. Our own open education and outreach librarian Grace Atkins partnered with him to make that guide, and they’re working together on the UM System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources initiative. The A&OER grant program was announced today in an email from President Choi. Expect to see a great deal of publicity around this initiative.
  • In other news, the Grand Reading Room made it to the front page of Reddit! 9,000+ upvotes!
    https://www.reddit.com/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/7875dw/library_sunset/