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Cycle of Success: Staying Ahead of the Curve at Fridays @ the Library

Assistant teaching professor of physical therapy Brad Willis found out about the Fridays @ the Library workshop series after enrolling in the educational leadership and policy analysis program through the College of Education. He became full-time faculty in 2015 after several years of practice as a physical therapist. He teaches advanced courses on geriatric rehabilitation as well as foundational science courses in the doctoral program. He says, “As I grow into my new academic role, I hope to investigate curricular assessment strategies for allied health programs.”

In September, he attended “Staying Ahead of the Curve,” taught by Kimberly Moeller. Brad says, “During my previous coursework and early career as a faculty member at MU, I did not fully appreciate the scope of resources available to students and employees.”  The workshop provided him with an overview of library resources and services, ranging from the vast array of specialized databases to “the individualized attention and subject expertise of trained library science staff” to “ways young and experienced scholars may increase the visibility of their work and tools to greatly improve the efficiency of academic writing.”

Kimberly Moeller

Kimberly enjoys the opportunity to show that Mizzou Libraries have a lot more to offer than just books and articles. She says, “Sharing the different resources is a pleasure.”

Impressed by Kimberly’s teaching and audience engagement, Brad admits, “It was apparent that we were only skimming the surface during this session.” He says he will use her tips and tricks for years to come in his dual role as a faculty member and PhD student. Brad recommends getting to know your subject librarian and attending programming targeted to your interests and needs. His only regret is not attending a Fridays @ the Library workshop sooner.

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

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Fridays @ the Library Workshops Fall 2017

Join Mizzou Libraries for our Fridays @ the Library Workshops this fall.

Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Workshops offered simultaneously in two formats:
Face-to-face (Rm. 213, 2nd Floor, Ellis Library) and live online (unless otherwise directed)
Registration preferred:


Sept. 1: Staying Ahead of the Curve

Sept. 8: Demystifying the Literature Review

Sept. 15: Search Techniques for the Literature Review

Sept. 22: How to Fact-Check & Verify the News

Sept. 29: Special Collections & Archives (Rm 401 Ellis Library, in-person only)

Oct. 6: EndNote (in-person only)

Oct. 13: Mendeley (in-person only)

Oct. 20: Zotero (in-person only)

Oct. 27: Maximizing Your Research Identity

Nov. 3: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Nov. 10: I’ve Gotta Teach! Putting Together a Syllabus (Rm 114A, Ellis Library)

Dec. 1: Semester Wrap-up (Rm 159, Ellis Library)

Workshop recordings at: libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials

Click here for the 2017 Fall Friday Workshop Flyer

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Fridays @ the Library Workshops Available Online

Did you miss a Fridays @ the Library Workshop this semester?  If so, you are in luck!  Simply visit the MizzouLibraries YouTube page or go to Recordings and Tutorials: Workshop Recordings on the Libraries website.  There you can find session recordings for workshops offered in Spring 2017 (this does not include in-person only workshops) as well as from past semesters.  This semester featured many interesting and informative presentations including:

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Be Aware of What Your Library Offers You

The Literature Review: What It Is and How to Search


Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

Creating a Research Poster

Fake or Real? How to Fact-Check & Verify the News

What's in the Archives?

So go online to check out these great lectures put on by our wonderful library staff, and remember that Fridays @ the Library Workshops are offered both online live and face-to-face every semester.  We hope to see you there in the future!