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Social Media Challenges for Mizzou Giving Day 2018

Are you prepared to participate in the Mizzou Giving Day 2018 social media challenges?? Get ready to tweet…

March 14

  • NOON
    Challenge 1: Hide-and-Seek
    Five Truman the Tiger stuffed animals will be hiding throughout the Mizzou campus on Mizzou Giving Day. Find one and post a selfie using #MizzouGivingDay. You could win bonus money for your favorite Mizzou school, college or program.
  • 2pm
    Challenge 2: Draw the Logo
    Let’s see what kind of artists we have in the Mizzou family. Draw the Mizzou logo, and tag it with #MizzouGivingDay to win bonus money for the school, college or program of your choice.
  • 5pm
    Challenge 3: Mizzou Abroad
    From the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China, Tigers represent. Tag your best selfie wearing Mizzou gear around the world with #MizzouGivingDay, and win bonus money to support a Mizzou school, college or program.

March 15

  • 9am
    Challenge 4: Campus Close-Up
    How well do you know some of Mizzou’s iconic landmarks? We’ll zoom in on a photo of something or someplace you’ve walked past every day on campus. Identify it, and bonus money is yours to donate to the Mizzou school, college or program that means the most to you.
  • 11am
    Challenge 5: Show Your Stripes
    Share a photo or video of you wearing your best black and gold. Use the #MizzouGivingDay tag, and win bonus money to support the Mizzou school, college or program of your choice.

NEVER FORGET that awesome moment last year when Mizzou undergraduate Taylor Tutin won $900 for Mizzou Libraries during a social media challenge!! THANK YOU, TAYLOR!

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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 Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books, Support the Libraries Giving Day 2018: Special Collections Classroom Project

Giving Day 2018: Special Collections Classroom Project

Did you know that Mizzou Libraries Special Collections reaches thousands of students across hundreds of classes and research projects each year? This Mizzou Giving Day, help us improve their learning experience with a new classroom space.

In Ellis Library, the Special Collections and Rare Books department houses rare and unique materials that span over four thousand years. It’s a great place to do research, explore exhibitions, or teach a class.  Last year alone, Special Collections taught 2,200 students across 165 classes! With a dedicated classroom space, they could teach even more students. The Special Collections librarians have been teaching out of a research space, and are in desperate need of a dedicated classroom space.

#MizzouGivingDay is a 24-hour crowdfunding campaign to gather donations for Mizzou projects. Giving Day starts at noon on Wednesday, March 14 and runs until noon on Thursday, March 15.

Please consider giving to the MU Libraries Special Collections Classroom Project. Even gifts as small as $10 are greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE TO GIVE

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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.

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Giving Day 2018: ULSAC Special Collections Outreach Contest

This Mizzou Giving Day, the University Libraries Student Advisory Council is working hard on an outreach campaign to support the Special Collections Classroom Project.

Every org participating in the contest needs to email their point totals to ULSAC advisor, Grace Atkins atkinsge@missouri.edu by 10am on Thursday, March 15.

Points can be earned 4 ways

  1. Repost/Retweet from the @MizzouLibraries accounts – 1 POINT
  2. Tweet/Post original message about giving $10 to the Special Collections Classroom Project2 POINTS
  3. Send direct ask to someone to give $10 to Special Collections Classroom Project5 POINTS
  4. Participate in the Giving Day social media challenges10 POINTS

Outreach contest prizes include

  • If every org participates, ULSAC will have a permanent meeting space in Special Collections.
  • The org with the most points gets $400 donated in their name to the classroom project and a special thank you prize from Special Collections.
  • And, if MU Libraries is the unit with either the most donations or the most participation, Special Collections will win thousands of dollars in extra bonus funding!

ULSAC is made up of the following joint session student orgs: Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students (ABGPS), FourFront, Graduate Professional Council (GPC), lnterfraternity Council (lFC), Latino Graduate and Professional Network (LGPN), Library Ambassadors (LA), Legion of Black Collegians (LBC), Missouri lnternational Student Council (MISC), Missouri Student Association (MSA), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Association (PHA), and the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

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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 Events and Exhibits, Support the Libraries Mizzou Giving Day, March 14-15

Mizzou Giving Day, March 14-15

#MizzouGivingDay: Up to the Challenge

Your participation and gifts are part of something big on Mizzou Giving Day. Generous supporters have contributed challenge funds that provide a way for social media users and donors to win money for University Libraries .

Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #MizzouGivingDay. You could win the opportunity to further support the Libraries!

This year’s challenges include:
• Most dollars raised by unit
• Most donations by unit
• A variety of social media challenges

How can you help?

  • Connect online at givingday.missouri.edu and promote the hashtag #MizzouGivingDay on social media
  • Follow the Libraries on Facebook and Twitter @MizzouLibraries
  • Support what you love most about MU by giving as little as $10
  • Share your infectious Tiger spirit by getting your friends and family to participate
  • Consider giving to the Special Collections Classroom Project

In 2017, the University Libraries achieved impressive results:

  • 115 gifts
  • $115,000

What can we achieve this year?

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Support the Libraries University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest Call for Submissions

University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest Call for Submissions

The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest recognizes and rewards outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students at the University of Missouri. Undergraduates in any discipline are invited to enter the contest, which will be judged by a cross-disciplinary panel of librarians.

One $500 scholarship, and one $250 scholarship will be awarded to an individual or group project. The winners will have their projects archived in MOspace, MU’s digital repository.

The research project can be a traditional research paper, a musical composition, a work of art, a video, a web page, or other creative work. It has to have been researched using the resources of the MU Libraries. The project will be judged primarily on sophistication of the research process and the materials used (as documented in the Research Process Statement).

Examples of projects:

  • A set design for theater where the student researched period-appropriate furniture, lighting, and architecture to create the perfect backdrop
  • A documentary film for class that researches the history of race relations at MU using library and archive materials
  • Composition of a piece of music created in the style of a famous composer informed by research into their style, skills, etc. through library materials
  • A business plan for a new company or product showing market need, demographics of customers, patents, design, etc. informed by research using library materials
  • A political science paper comparing the rise of fascism today with that in the early 20th century
  • A parody of a famous piece of literature or any original piece of fiction for which the author did library research for their setting, criticisms, etc.

The deadline for submission of all materials is January 31, 2018.

Questions? Contact Sandy Schiefer at schiefers@missouri.edu

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Library Ambassadors and Student Advisory Council

Welcome back to all students–we hope your semester is off to a great start!

Have you heard of the Library Ambassadors program? It’s a low-commitment, high-impact way for students to support the libraries. To learn more about the Library Ambassadors program, and how you can be involved, check out the Library Ambassadors info page.

All Library Ambassadors are welcome to attend the University Libraries Student Advisory Council (ULSAC) as non-voting participants. For meeting dates and times, check out the ULSAC info page.

Questions about either program? Contact Grace Atkins, student outreach coordinator: atkinsge@missouri.edu

 

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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.

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Space Updates at Engineering

In addition to our study rooms, we also made a few small changes to the library as a whole while you all have been away this summer.

What’s different:

  1. In order to de-clutter and really open up our space, we removed some unused or unnecessary furniture including a dictionary stand, stools, a metal table, a bookcase, and study carrels. Don’t worry, there are still a ton of carrels left for you solitary studiers!
  2. We rearranged the furniture in our newly acquired space and added a display case given to us by the College of Engineering to show off more Engineering memorabilia from the Heritage Collection.
  3. We received new chairs and a few new tables for our study rooms from the College of Engineering. The new Student Services Enhancement Fee helped us pay to paint the walls behind the monitors so there is less eye strain when using them.
  4. We redid our call number labels at the ends of the stacks for a more polished, user friendly look. The labels now have acrylic holders for durability and they contain subject headings for easier browsing.
  5. The College of Engineering gave us framed Dean portraits to replace our paper ones on the Heritage Collection display board (Dean Loboa’s portrait is still pending).

We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who helped us change things around!

See some photos of our updated space:

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Updated Study Rooms at the Engineering Library

You may notice when you come back to the library at the start of the semester that our study rooms look a little different! We would like to give a big thank you to the Student Services Enhancement Fee for providing the funds for us to paint the wall behind our monitors and to the College of Engineering for our new tables and chairs!

Reserve one of our four new and improved study rooms online.

Study Room 3

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Thank You, Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee

Mizzou Libraries would like to thank the Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee for funding new furniture for the computer and work areas on the first floor of Ellis Library. The furniture includes numerous much-needed chairs in the computer and work spaces on the first floor, with a few more yet to come.

This photo shows a work area near Government Documents that has been refreshed with new tables as well as chairs. The furniture was chosen to make collaborative work easier.

The Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee provided $50,000 of funding for this improvement project.

Thanks also to Mizzou Libraries staff who helped with the project, including Gwen Gray, who filed the SFCIC proposal; Ann Riley, who envisioned the collaborative space; Pat Jones and Kathy Peters, who helped select the furniture; and others who provided assistance with the project.

 

 

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Friends of the Libraries Hold Successful “Evening at the Library” Fundraiser

On Friday, June 16, 2017, over 70 library supporters gathered for an event sponsored by the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries. The event included drinks, hors d’doeuvres, a library scavenger hunt, and a silent auction.

The program included a talk from local authors Jill Orr and Alex George. Jill, an MU alum, writes humor essays about parenting on her blog, An Exercise in Narcissism, and published her first novel, The Gold Byline, in April. Alex is the author of the national and international bestseller, A Good American. He is also the founder and director of the Unbound Books Festival, and is a member of the Friends of the University Libraries Council. Attendees also heard remarks, from Ann Riley, vice provost for libraries and university librarian, and Kelli Hansen, special collections librarian.

The event raised around $9,000, which will be used to support the digitization of unique materials from Special Collections & Rare Books. Materials chosen for digitization will be uploaded to the HathiTrust Digital Library–a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure the cultural record is preserved and accessible.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event or gave a donation! Friends of the Libraries events are a lot of fun and a great way to support our libraries. We hope you’ll join us for our next event.