Library circulation services ceased abruptly in mid-March at the beginning of the Covid-19 closures. Reopening these services will be incremental starting July 1, and continue gradually until full check out services will be restored by the beginning of the fall semester.
How does Ellis Library Curbside Pickup work?
Starting July 1, curbside pickup of MU library materials will be available for MU-affiliated library users. Library materials requested through the MERLIN catalog (up to 30 requests per user) may be picked up at the Ellis Library Loading Dock. When the books requested (See How to Request/Place Holds for Curbside Pickup) are ready for pickup, you will receive an email with a link to the Ellis Library Loading Dock appointment calendar with instructions to select a time. (Pickup slots are 15 minutes long, Mon-Fri, between 10am-3pm.) You will not be able to make an appointment before the books are ready.
When you arrive during your 15-minute appointment, park in the loading dock area (or nearby on Hitt Street) and call the Check Out Desk (573-882-3362). Staff will then deliver your bag of checked out library materials. Please have your ID card out and ready to view. Staff are not able to accept library returns during pickup appointments. Please return library materials in the book drop located at the Ellis Library West Entrance, accessible 24/7.
How long must I wait to pick up my books after I place the request/hold?
Due to on-site staffing shortages, book quarantines, and reduction in some library services, the time for this process may take four to eight business days. We will try as hard as possible to fill requests quickly.
Can I get books from the specialized libraries?
Books from the specialized libraries may be picked up at Ellis Library, but this may take a few additional days. If you wish to pick up these books at the specialized libraries, however, please contact that library directly for specific details.
Curbside pickup for non-MU library users and for materials from other MERLIN and MOBIUS libraries will be available later this summer. In addition, equipment check out will resume when the fall semester begins.
Questions? Call Ellis Library Check Out Desk at 573-882-3362 or email MULibraryCircDesk@missouri.edu
Defining and managing your online professional identity is often as important as defining and managing your in-person professional identity. One of the ways you can help define an manage your online professional identity is keeping track of your author profiles.
Author profiles can help you:
- Disambiguate your online identity
- Track your research impact
- Provide context within your research area
Scopus Author Profiles are a good place to start. Scopus automatically creates a profile for you, based on their database algorithms, and curates a list of your publications, complete with citations and h-index. Even though the profiles are already created, you should double check your profile every so often to make sure the information (name, affiliation, and publications) is up to date.
How to Find your Scopus Author Profile
Log in to Scopus and selet the author search.
If you can’t find your profile with first and last name, try a combination of last name and first initial, or even last name with Missouri in the affiliation.
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The Health Sciences Library librarians recently engaged in projects to look up all author profiles in Scopus for the School of Medicine and School of Health and has shared that information with administration. If you need help with your Scopus author profile, whether that’s updating your profile or providing a citation report, you can email the Health Sciences Library for assistance.
Starting June 1, Engineering Library staff will be on-site Monday and Wednesday mornings.
While we will still be closed to patrons, having access to our print collection a few mornings a week will allow us to scan items for you in a much more timely fashion! More information on how the University Libraries are expanding services
Need an article from our print collection? Make a request through FindIt@MU or email us at email@example.com
Need a book chapter for your students? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ways to contact us:
- Email email@example.com
- Call 573-882-2379 (we are checking voicemail regularly)
- Set up a Zoom meeting with Noël
How to access our online resources:
- Use the links on the Engineering Library home page or from any Libraries page. These links have all been “proxied,” so when you hit a subscribed resource, you’ll be asked to log-in with your SSO.
- Use the Journal Finder to get to specific journal titles. The Journal Finder will let you know which years are available electronically.
- Set your Google Scholar settings to show the FindIt@MU link for easy off-campus access to journal articles
- Use VPN — but use it sparingly. Because of the heavy load to VPN across campus, it’s often quicker to use the links on our home page and proxy in to the library resources.
- More information on Off-campus Access to Library Resources
- Note: many libraries around the country are still closed or have very limited access to their print collections. You may experience delays with requests from other libraries.
Temporary access to more electronic journals and books:
- Many publishers and vendors are lowering their paywalls during the outbreak and/or providing MU with additional electronic access due to our existing relationships with them. See our guide to temporary and expanded access.
Have something checked out from the Libraries?
- If you have books checked out, please hang on to your books for later return.
- The Libraries are suspending any billing and fines for overdue materials.
Libraries have a long tradition of providing faculty, students, and staff a welcoming space in which to gather, study, and think. With the unprecedented need to physically distance ourselves from one another while also remaining a connected community, it is difficult for us to close our doors to you. Fortunately, the Libraries also have decades of experience providing online and remote services, and we’re confident that we’ll get through this together.
Please keep in mind that Noël, Michelle, and Mara will be working remotely and that we, like you, are doing our best to take care of ourselves and our families in these strange times.
Erin Go Bragh – Rah for the Engineers
When Marianne Mather visited the archives in the Chicago Tribune, what she found inspired her to co-author a book, “He Had It Coming: Four Murderous Women and the Reporter Who Immortalized Their Stories”
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: He Had It Coming: How archives keep giving, almost a century later
As another year ends, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute reflects on some of its accomplishments and lessons learned with a mission of helping journalism survive and thrive.
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: RJI 2019: Strengthening journalism, connecting with citizens, preserving content and exploring tech
After Trump released a partial transcript of the call with Ukraine, Washington Post readers were treated to an almost exact parallel from 45 years ago. “That time Nixon released doctored transcripts during Watergate.”
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: Print archives show past impeachments. Where will we go to find the history being made today?
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and University of Missouri Libraries received a $250,000 grant this fall from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help ensure the survival of today’s digital news record for future generations.
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: Saving history from disappearing
Are you a Mizzou student who has feedback about the Libraries and the ways their services can be enhanced? Come talk with the University Libraries Student Advisory Council (ULSAC) at one of its monthly meetings!
ULSAC is a dedicated group of student leaders who work with Library Administrators to advocate for student concerns. The first thirty minutes of each ULSAC meeting is dedicated to providing all students with an opportunity to talk about their ideas regarding the Libraries.
Fall 2019 meetings are at 5 PM in room 159 in Ellis Library:
- September 26th
- October 17th
- November 7th
- December 5th
If you have any questions, please contact ULSAC’s adviser, Taira Meadowcroft (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ULSAC’s chair, Mathew Swan (email@example.com).
Nineteen of 21 news outlets weren’t doing anything to archive web content. A lack of awareness and action in this area has driven Neil Mara to leverage his industry experience and contacts to help find archiving solutions for media companies.
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: RJI Fellow wants to make media, tech companies more aware of need to preserve content
Our hours will be different for the Labor Day weekend:
Friday, August 30th: 8am – 5pm
Saturday, August 31st: CLOSED
Sunday, September 1st: CLOSED
Monday, September 2nd: CLOSED
Normal hours resume on Tuesday, September 3rd.
Enjoy the long weekend!