Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students?
Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending the Open Textbook Library Review Workshop — a one-hour session where you can discover open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, you’ll be asked to write a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks. You’ll receive a $250 stipend* for your participation and written review.
*Because not all subjects are covered in the OTL, this will not be an open event. Faculty from specific departments will be invited to participate. $250 participation award from the A&OER grant program will be provided to each faculty member who both attends the workshop and completes a OTL textbook review.
Date: March 9th, 2018
Location: Ellis Library 114A
Registration URL: http://bit.ly/OpenTextbookWorkshopRegistration
- If you have questions about this workshop or open textbooks, please contact Grace Atkins, the Open Educational and Outreach Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more information about OER on our campus, visit missouri.edu
- For more information about the UM System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources faculty grant program, visit edu/ums/aa/oer
We all know that everyone is busy and you don’t want to return equipment late and find out that you have fines for returning it late.
- Look over our equipment page which tells you what we have to check out and what the check out times are.
- Look over the equipment agreement form that you signed to be able to check out equipment.
- You can always check your Merlin account online which tells you what you have checked out and when it’s due.
- Create a calendar alert on your phone to tell you when items are due.
- When checking out the equipment you can have the desk attendant show you on his/her checkout screen to see exactly when it’s due.
- Watch your email for courtesy/overdue reminders and always check your spam folder.
- If you can’t get back in time for when the equipment is due, call the library to get it extended 573-882-7502. You can also contact Mary McFillen, Sue Schuermann, Danielle Wilson or Dorothy Carner.
- If you do get fined for late equipment, remember that you will get charges for each piece of equipment you check out. That can be several items on a camera kit.
- Here are how fines work:
Fines for Reserve Books & Equipment
Overdue Books on Reserve = $2/hr/book
Overdue Equipment = $2/hr with $50 maximum
Items not returned will need to be replaced with an exact replacement. Items not returned or replaced will result in a replacement cost and loss of MU Library checkout privileges and if replacement costs are high enough and you do not respond to emails about overdue or billed equipment, you can have a report filed on you at the Student Conduct Center. Always answer any emails about overdue equipment. Equipment must be returned or replaced. Fines can be negotiated on request.
Returning Overdue Reserve/Equipment Items Will Not Remove Fines
Unbound Book Festival
Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21
- Unbound is a book festival in Columbia, Missouri, which celebrates literature of all kinds. Nationally-recognized and bestselling authors across many different genres will come to mid-Missouri to discuss their work and participate in a variety of stimulating events and environments. The third annual event will kickoff with a keynote address from Zadie Smith on Friday night at the Missouri Theatre and a full day of events on the campus of Stephens College on Saturday. There will be separate programs for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Events. And it’s all completely free!
- The University Libraries will sponsor a panel discussion at Unbound, focused on the archiving of writer’s works.
- David Crespy, MU theatre professor, and Anselm Huelsbergen, university archivist, will discuss use of the Lanford Wilson papers from University Archives. Crespy is currently teaching a class utilizing the collection and has written a book on Wilson.
- Authors William Least Heat-Moon and JoAnn Trogdon will talk about their use of archives in their writing, and their plans to give the University Libraries their notes and manuscripts.
“Missouri Self-Taught: Lanford Wilson and the American Drama”
Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29
This interdisciplinary conference, which will be held at the MU Department of Theatre, will take place in conjunction with the University of Missouri Press publication of Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems, edited by David A. Crespy, a new production of The Rimers of Eldritch presented by the university theatre department, and MU Library’s recent procurement of the Lanford Wilson Collection, an archive that is available to conference attendees for research and study. Registration is free.
Library Society and Legacy Society Joint Reception
Friday, April 27
The Library Society’s 14th annual event will be a reception with the Legacy Society featuring Marshall W. Mason, a Tony award-winning director. In addition, guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, and a jazz quartet. The reception will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Ellis Library Grand Reading Room.
For more information about any of these events, contact University Libraries Advancement at 573-882-4701 or email@example.com.
Imagine a world with unlimited access to any and all kinds of information. There’d be no barriers to learning. Books, music, video, software and other media would be freely available to everyone. Brewster Kahle dreams about creating such a world.
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: Is universal access to all knowledge an attainable goal?
In order to better understand what a great academic library is, ULSAC will be sending members to the Research Triangle in North Carolina to collect information that will aid in the creation of the Student Vision Project. Attendees will report back to ULSAC on the great academic libraries at Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina. Their perspective will shape the final draft of the Student Vision Report, which will be used to communicate with stakeholders and administrators on how Mizzou Libraries should best serve student needs moving forward.
Congratulations to the following ULSAC members who have applied and been approved:
- Alex Johar (ULSAC Chair, Library Ambassador, former RHA rep)
- Billy Donley (Library Ambassador)
- Garren Wegener (Library Ambassador, former RHA rep)
- Kendal Lynne Lowrey (GPC)
- Taylor Tutin (MSA)
There is still one remaining slot. All ULSAC members and Library Ambassadors are encouraged to apply.
- Email your Application to ULSAC advisor Grace Atkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The trip will take place the week before Mizzou’s Spring 2018 semester starts.
- The new deadline is Monday, Nov. 27 at 11:59pm.
At the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, technologists, educators, archivists, and others fact-oriented folks gathered to discuss how they and the like-minded can save news from the memory hole.
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: Inside Internet Archive: 10PB+ of storage in a church… oh, and a little fight to preserve truth
At Dodging the Memory Hole 2017, the changing landscape of the news media underpinned presentations by stakeholders and digital preservation practitioners who think about this issue on a daily basis.
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: Changing media landscape adds yet another challenge to archivists of born-digital news content
ULSAC, the University Libraries Student Advisory Council, meets today (Thursday, Sept. 28) at 5pm in Ellis Library conference room 159.
Remember, all Library Ambassadors are invited to attend as non-voting members.