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Engineering Library Labor Day Weekend Hours

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!

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

home Engineering Library, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Uncategorized Engineering Library: FY19 Usage Statistics

Engineering Library: FY19 Usage Statistics

Thanks for another excellent year!

We keep track of our interactions with Engineering students and faculty and their use of our services throughout the year. These numbers represent the Engineering Library & Technology Commons usage statistics for Fiscal Year 2019 (from July 2018 to June 2019).

Check out our infographic below to see how well we did:

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

home Events and Exhibits, Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Uncategorized Phil Williams’ Abstracts on Display at the Health Sciences Library

Phil Williams’ Abstracts on Display at the Health Sciences Library

Leave realism behind when you view abstract acrylic paintings created by artist Phil Williams. His colorful canvases were painted using a splash technique. The examples shown here reading from left to right, then down, are called Mood, Unnecessarily Deliberate and Distorted Transmissions. Do you find a correlation between the paintings and their titles? What do you see when you look at them? What do you think the artist was feeling when he painted them?

If modern art is your thing and even if it isn’t, come by to experience the impact of textures and patterns created by the artist. Wouldn’t you just love to let go of your emotions by dripping paint on canvas, too? Inspired – check! This display will remain at the Health Sciences Library throughout the summer.

home Gateway Carousel Journalism, Journalism Library, Uncategorized Draft: Mizzou Made: Fulbright Scholar Appreciates the Journalism Library Resources

Draft: Mizzou Made: Fulbright Scholar Appreciates the Journalism Library Resources

By Christina Mascarenas

Going to America was more a dream than reality to Indah Setiwati; a 30 hour plane ride dream. Indah was the deputy editor for the Jakarta Post in Jakarta, Indonesia when she decided to make a change and apply to attend graduate school.

In the beginning, Indah only applied to local scholarships even though studying aboard is a goal for many Indonesians. Indah had her family to think about. Not wanting Indah to limit her academic potential, a friend encouraged Indah to apply for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, a program that enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. If Indah was accepted she would finally have her ticket to the United States.

After weighing the pros and cons, Indah decided to go for it and applied to four scholarships including the Fulbright program. One day, she was taking the train to work when she received an email telling her she was accepted into the Fulbright program. It was “surreal,” she said. “The Fulbright Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship on earth.”

Indah did research to find the best journalism school in the U.S. that would fit her interest. She chose Missouri because it’s the best journalism school and was affordable with her Fulbright Scholarship.

According to Indah, the Journalism Library at Mizzou has knowledgeable librarians. “Sue is really helpful and resourceful,” she stated referring to Sue Schuermann, Senior Library Specialist. Sue took the time to show Indah how to do precise searches and search for specific journals. “She is very helpful. She is a great resource, all you have to do it ask,” she said.

When Indah needed a book that the library didn’t have Sue was able to purchase the book for the library. When it arrived two days later Indah borrowed it for the semester. Indah was especially grateful for the “really cool” interlibrary loan program is “really cool,” Indah said. When she wanted to read a particular book, she was asked if she’d like to read the PDF or the book, she chose both. She thought it was great to get the book in three days.

“Books in Indonesia are precious. They are like a treasure,” she said. “Especially children’s books, it’s really hard to get English children’s books in Indonesia, they are expensive.” In addition to the Journalism Library, she has used Ellis Library, and the Daniel Boone Regional Library. She said American libraries are great, “They are like wow.” In Indonesia, according to Indah, “If you want to get an affordable children’s English book. You have to go to a second-hand store. The upper-class Jakartans donate or sell their books to the second-hand stores. You can only find books at certain places.”

“I’m happier here to see the library resources,” she said. “Another cool thing about the library is you have access to the New York Times and other publications and you don’t have to spend your money to subscribe to them since the library already subscribes to them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

home Engineering Library, Hours, Uncategorized Engineering Library: Spring Break Hours

Engineering Library: Spring Break Hours

We will have limited hours starting Friday March 22nd.  Have a safe and fun Spring Break Tigers!

Friday March 22nd:  Closing at 5pm

Saturday March 23rd:  Closed

Sunday March 24th:  Closed

Monday March 25th – Friday March 29th:     8:00 am – 5:00pm

Saturday March 30th:  Closed

Sunday March 31st:  1:00pm – midnight

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

home Staff news, Uncategorized Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 9th- March 15th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 9th- March 15th

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.


ESS Speaker Series – Darwin Day Lecture – Erik Peterson
Monday March 11, 12:00pm-1:30pm Bond Life Sciences Center 171

Erik Peterson, from the University of Alabama, will discuss Darwin, Wallace and the racist birth of anthropology

Book Discussion: Harbor Me
Monday March 11, 3:30pm-4:30pm Townsend Hall 220

There will be a book discussion on the book, Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson.  This book features the stories of six children who find comraderie with each other as they handle difficult issues pertaining to their race and ethnicity.

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She received the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award, and is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, the NAACP Image Award and a Sibert Honor.

Ms. Woodson will be a visiting author during the Unbound Book Festival in April.

 

Centering Intersectionality
Tuesday March 12th, 12:00pm-1:30pm 314 Hill Hall

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.

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

 

Compassion as a Workplace Skill
Wednesday March 13th 12:00pm-1:00pm 305 Hill Hall

Join IDE’s Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Communicating Across Differences Series. This series is designed to enhance the capacity of faculty, staff and students to engage in conversations about challenging, emotionally laden topics (i.e., race, discrimination, policy, politics, etc.). The skills learned in this series can be applied in the workplace, classroom, and interpersonal and community contexts. Participants are encouraged to bring real-life situations to the sessions to serve as practice and learning opportunities

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

 

Queer Womxn Through History
Wednesday March 13th, 4:00-6:00pm Stotler Lounge

Take a step back in time as we explore queer womxn’s history over the last century. This museum style exhibit will glimpse into the world of famous queer womxn through the decades.

StuffToDo – FREE Wednesday Film: On the Basis of Sex
Wednesday March 13th 8:00pm Wrench Auditorium

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and IDE.

 

Women’s Poetry Night
Thursday March 14th 6:00pm Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

All are welcome to come celebrate our annual Women’s poetry Night! Join renowned and up-and-coming poets and spoken word artists from MU and beyond as they share their literary work. Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to sign up for a performance slot – please go to ‘forms’ and fill out the form titled “Women’s Poetry Night Sign-Up”. You will be added to the performance roster and a confirmation email will be sent with further details.

We are committed to making our events accessible to all. If you anticipate any barriers to your involvement, please contact us muwomenscenter@missouri.edu

 

Voices & Photo-voices (intro session)
Friday March 15th 10:00am-12:00pm Gaines/Oldham Black Cultural Center Conference Room

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Diverse Innovations Series. This series is designed to engage creativity, innovation and kinesthetic learning methods to reflect on inclusion and diversity topics. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage in creative processes with the underlying premise that diversity and inclusion are the engine of innovation and excellence.

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

 

Cultural Immersion lunch – E Week The International Student Experience
Friday March 15th, 12:00pm-1:00pm W1026 Lafferre Hall

Come learn more about the College of Engineering’s international programs through a short presentation and an informal panel about the experiences of our very own international students.

Any media presence must be approved prior to the event.

Registration required: https://engineering.missouri.edu/about/diversity-outreach/diversity-events/

 

9th Annual MSO Conference
Friday March 15th, 6:00pm -9:00pm Memorial Union

The MSO Annual Spring Conference is one of the largest MSO events held on Campus each year. It is a two day event in which we invite several nationally recognized Muslim speakers to the University of Missouri to give lectures, workshops and Q&A sessions. The Spring Conference’s goal is to strengthen our relationship with Allah (God) SWT by gaining knowledge through the lectures and workshops held. Our conferences have seen great success in the past and are continuing to grow, strengthening relationships with individuals from the Campus community as well as the greater Columbia and Mid-Missouri area, bringing awareness of the religious and cultural diversity here on Mizzou campus.

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 Engineering Library, Uncategorized Comic Book Club Spring Semester Selections

Comic Book Club Spring Semester Selections

Did you know the Engineering Library has a Comic Book Club?

This semester we will be reading Monstress, written by Marjorie Liu and illustrated by Sana Takeda.  Monstress is set in 20th century Asia and tells the story of a teenage girl who shares a psychic link with a powerful monster.  Gorgeously illustrated in a style best described as art deco meets steampunk, this comic has garnered awards for its art as well as its storytelling.  The story includes magical creatures, sorceresses, and cat wizards.

We will also be reading Trinity: A  Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm.  Trinity tells the history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb.  The story takes you from 19th century European labs to the various locations of the Manhattan Project.  It has been described as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation.

You do not need to be an engineering student to participate in Comic Book Club nor do you need to be well-versed in the world of comics and graphic novels.  We welcome all majors and all levels of interest!  Contact Mara Inge (inget@missouri.edu) at the Engineering Library if you are interested.

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and facilitates Comic Book Club.

home Uncategorized Alora Bauer Mizzou Made Draft

Alora Bauer Mizzou Made Draft

Alora Bauer, MLIS ’18, didn’t know much about assistantships when she applied to the Library and Information Sciences graduate program at Mizzou. “After discovering that assistantships provided a tuition waiver and the chance for professional experience, I jumped at the chance to apply for the E-Learning Graduate Assistantship [at Ellis Library],” said Alora.

As the E-Learning graduate assistant, Alora learned how to create video tutorials, designed library guides, developed learning modules and helped build the library’s Digital Media Lab.

These projects challenged her creatively. Alora learned video production and basic coding, skills that benefit her on a daily basis now that she has her first professional position. As the Student Success Librarian at Boreham Library at the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith, she uses those skills in both her outreach and e-learning roles.

Alora credits the projects she worked on as a graduate assistant, as well as her experience in her graduate program, with helping her think outside the box and bring fresh ideas to her new library. Alora proposed hosting a drag queen story time in Boreham Library, following the wave of drag queen story times in libraries across the country. Working with Pride@UAFS, River Valley Equality Center, and the local public library, the story time took place in December 2018 and was an instant hit. Featuring Chloe Jacobs, Miss Gay Arkansas America 2018, this was the first story time of its kind in Arkansas and the community turned up to show their support for this history making event. “I had several people come up to me afterwards to tell me how much the event meant to them,” remembers Alora.

Putting on Drag Queen Story Time was incredibly important to Alora. “Drag Queen Story Time teaches empathy and encourages patrons to embrace one another’s differences in order to provide a safe and affirming environment for all. Our students deserve a voice and supporting diversity and inclusion is something all institutions should strive for.”

 

Alora and her parents on her graduation day

When she’s not making library history, Alora thinks fondly of her time at MU. Her advice to new and current students? Get involved!

“Being in an online program, I found it really hard at first because I wasn’t seeing my classmates in person like I used to in my undergrad program, so I didn’t feel like I had anyone to turn to for help or advice,” says Alora. “Of course, they were there all along; I just had to be proactive. The people I met in these organizations became my support system and life-long friends.”

Although Alora chose Mizzou because it was close to home, it ultimately ended up meaning much more to her. “I owe a great deal to the E-Learning Librarian and my supervisor Navadeep Khanal as well as all the other librarians working at Ellis. I learned so much from them, and I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be in the job I have today without that experience and their support.”

 

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 Uncategorized Upcoming Diversity Opportunities Dec. 1st-Dec.7th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities Dec. 1st-Dec.7th

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. At the end of each month, we will have an open forum for those who are interested in debriefing about the workshops/sessions/trainings you attended.

Imposter Syndrome: What is it? How do we Deal with it?
Thursday Dec. 6th, 10:30-11:15 am
Lafferre Hall W1005 Ketchum Auditorium

This interactive session will explore how biases can be internalized in the form of stereotype threat and imposter syndrome. Participants will discuss what these terms mean, the negative impact that they can have, strategies to overcome them within ourselves and ways to avoid triggering them in others. Mara Inge will be attending this. Email her if you want to join her!

 

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, Uncategorized Rebecca Graves New Chair of a Faculty Council Committee

Rebecca Graves New Chair of a Faculty Council Committee

Recently, Rebecca Graves was asked to chair the Faculty Council Standing Committee Diversity Enhancement. She will also serve on the Faculty Council Executive Committee. Congratulations, Rebecca!

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.