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In the News

“MU Students Concerned With Uncertain Fate Of Library”
KBIA.org, February 4, 2019

“‘It’s not much, but it’s home’: Engineering students worry about their library”
Columbia Missourian, February 4, 2019

home Staff news All Staff Meeting Notes and Slides, 1/16/19

All Staff Meeting Notes and Slides, 1/16/19

01.16.19 All Staff Meeting

All Staff January 16 2019, Power Point

home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, February 2nd- February 8th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, February 2nd- February 8th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Chinese Spring Festival Gala
February 3rd, 6pm Missouri Theatre

Join the MU Chinese Students and Scholars Association, MU Confucius Institute, Mid-Missouri Chinese Association and Columbia Friends of China for a celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Exodus: Images of Black Migration in Missouri and Beyond, 1866-1940
February 4th, 4pm Ellis Library 114A

Presentation on the images and other items in the Black History Month display in Ellis Library on Black Migration in Missouri. Contact: Joan Stack (stackj@ shsmo.org) and Paula Roper (roperp@ missouri.edu) Sponsors: State Historical Society and Black History Month Committee

Free Wednesday Film: The Hate U Give
February 6th, 8pm-11pm, Jesse Wrench Auditorium

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Now, she must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. This is free to the public. Co-sponsored by IDE and BCC.

Inclusion and Belonging Series: MLK’s Legacy: Where Do We Go From Here?
February 7th, 12-1:30pm 305 Hill Hall

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Inclusion and Belonging Series.  The purpose of the series is to nurture personal, professional and community development to enhance belonging at Mizzou. The series seeks to create spaces for participants to develop inclusive strategies and deepen community connections on campus.

Pre-Registration is required for all sessions. Participants must attend at least three presentations to earn a Certificate of Completion.

2019 Black ‘Migrations’ Symposium
February 7th-8th, 9am-5pm Gillette/Ware Room Memorial Union

This two-day symposium will examine black migrations to include relocation within and beyond the US. The symposium will include papers from scholars, students, and activists that discuss various periods and streams of migration that have shaped the histories and contemporary realities of African people and their descendants.

MU’s Indie POETS presents: My Black is Not Your Black
February 7th and 8th, Jesse Auditorium

An evening of poetry. Contact Erielle Jones (ejbn8@mail.missouri.edu). Sponsors: Indie POETS and Black History Month Committee

Sign up to be an IDE Mentor

IDE is in need of mentors who can help current WOCHA participants understand the breadth of careers available in the workforce and provide advice as they navigate their next steps, academically and professionally! See the application here.

 

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Staff news Marketing Highlight: Word of Mouth

Marketing Highlight: Word of Mouth

At Renewal of Teaching this month, Grace Atkins presented on Open Pedagogy with two other faculty members. Her co-panelist Dr. Steven Keller made a point of praising the Libraries’ reserves programs. Over the course of Fall 2018, his students checked out his personal copies of chemistry textbooks a total of 69 times. The third panelist Dr. Jenna Wintemberg from the School of Health Professions also discussed how she uses electronic reserves to keep her courses affordable for students. Over 50 instructors, as well as the director of the Teaching for Learning Center and the Provost were in attendance.

Thank you, Burt Fields, for quickly pulling course reserves stats when Dr. Keller requested them shortly before the panel!!

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Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

home Staff news Save the Date: April 13 Volunteers Needed for Show Me Mizzou Day

Save the Date: April 13 Volunteers Needed for Show Me Mizzou Day

Volunteers are needed to help with a library open house taking place in Ellis Library on April 13 from 9am-1pm. The library’s open house will be called “Your 21st Century Library” and will feature interactive, kid-friendly exhibits from Special Collections and the Digital Media Commons. Volunteers are needed to help with the exhibits and greet attendees. Mark the date on your calendar and ask your supervisor for permission to participate.

This spring open house is part of a campus-wide open house called Show Me Mizzou Day, which is designed to engage Missouri citizens. Show Me Mizzou Day is still in the planning stages. The libraries’ Marketing Team will share more details at the libraries’ SAG meeting on February 5.

This information was sent out from Chancellor Cartwright to deans and department chairs:

We are so proud to be Missouri’s flagship university, and we want the citizens of our state to be just as proud of the work done here on campus every day. With that in mind, and as part of our ongoing commitment to educate and engage Missourians, we are hosting MU’s first Show Me Mizzou Day this spring.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, we will welcome thousands of Missouri citizens to campus for a day filled with fun and exciting activities, presentations, tours and demonstrations. In the afternoon, participants will have the chance to attend the Mizzou Football spring game and watch Mizzou Baseball host Louisiana State University. 

This all-campus open house is designed for people of all ages. Our institution has so much to be proud of — let’s take this opportunity to showcase our beloved campus to Missourians.

Thank you for all that you do for MU.

 

Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & Open Education Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. She focuses on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

home Staff news Welcome to Nicole Whyte

Welcome to Nicole Whyte

I am very pleased to announce that Nicole Whyte has accepted an offer to transfer to the Libraries as the Human Resources Assistant, effective Feb 10. Since September 2018, she has been faithfully serving the Libraries in this role on assignment from SOS Temporary Staffing and has become an integral part of the Libraries’ human resources team. Thanks to everyone for working patiently with Nicole and me during this HR team transition period. Please take a moment to officially welcome her to the University Libraries!

Please direct all payroll, student employment, student budget, graduate student appointment, FMLA tracking, and library committee assignment business to Nicole. Please continue to direct all other HR-related business to me.

–Kathy Peters

home Staff news New Muse Posts

New Muse Posts

Sourdough Library

Weekend Fun: CoMo Shorts, Annual Dance Company Concert, and Bridal Palooza

home Staff news Wash Your Paws Posters

Wash Your Paws Posters

New “Wash Your Paws” posters are being placed in restrooms across campus by custodial staff. Please do not remove them. Thanks.

 

home Staff news Marketing Highlight

Marketing Highlight

Mara Inge posted this quote on the Libraries’ Instagram on Tuesday, so far the post has received 461 likes!

home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, January 26th- February 1st

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, January 26th- February 1st

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion

Submit Feedback to the MU History Working Group

The group is tasked with exploring how the university could provide a more holistic representation of history on the MU campus for the purposes of educating students and the community about the vital contributions of laborers in the establishment of the university. The committee will review the history and roles of slaves, as well as other groups who may have helped build the original university.

The MU History Working Group is seeking university community feedback and ideas. All input will be reviewed and considered. Please share your ideas by emailing muhistoryworkgrp@missouri.edu.

 

India Day
January 27th 1-5pm, Jesse Wrench Auditorium

India Day will highlight the academic and scholarly contributions of members of the MU community who have links to India. The program includes a roster of distinguished speakers and guests from MU, including Nobel Prize winner, Dr. George P. Smith and Marjorie Smith. India Day is organized by the MU Cultural Association of India and is supported by the office of the Vice Provost for International Programs.

It is free and open to the public.

 

Core Concept Series: Confronting Implicit Bias
January 29th 12-1:30pm, Hill Hall 305

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Core Concept Series. Diversity and inclusion are labels used to express complex, multi-faceted organizational strategies, goals and values. The purpose of the Core Concepts Series is to provide members of the Mizzou community with a foundational understanding of essential ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mizzou

You can register here.

 

Wednesday Wonderings
January 30th 12-1pm, Townsend Hall 220

A question of the week will be posed on Mondays to shape the focus of the weekly “Wednesday Wonderings.” Bring your lunch and exchange ideas on current events. For questions or topic suggestions contact MizzouEdDiversity@missouri.edu. 

 

Premier Screening: The Many Natalias Bolívar: Art, Utopia, & Religion
February 1st 4:30-6pm, Mumford Hall Rm. 133

This documentary film explores the many sociocultural roles of Natalia Bolívar, an ethnographer and practitioner of Afro-Cuban religions, a direct descendant of Simon Bolívar. Film will be followed by discussion with film director Dr. Juanamaria Cordones-Cook.

 

2019 Chinese New Year Showcase
February 1st 7-9pm, Missouri Theatre

Our students are excited to share Chinese culture with you. Each of our classes have selected a talent to share with our community. We will have kung fu fan dance, vocal and instrumental music, drama, dance and many more creative acts.

Mark your calendars for this special free performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 1, 2019, at Missouri Theatre.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.