As part of National Library Week, we gave out ALA coloring books to people who commented on social media about why they like the Libraries. Here are some of those comments:
- Bailey Youngs
@bailsrails on Twitter
I love Mizzou libraries because it provides many resources, a great place to study, Bookmark, and no one judges you if you have a mental breakdown at 11 pm on Tuesday
@cannotatedbib on Twitter
@MUSpecColl [Special Collections] gave me the best internship I’ve ever had – the people, the work, and the education made Ellis one of my favorite places on Earth.
- Brandi Bengston
@TheLightWithinShinesMyBeauty on Facebook
I like the databases I can access and the helpful librarians on the chat for myself as a distance learner!
@2chainees on Twittter
I love Mizzou libraries because it’s such a welcoming environment. I can cry over my Capstone research project and everyone just *understands* (and the databases and helpful librarians)
- Jillian Frasher
@ jillian.frasher on Facebook
I love the stacks with the ladders I can use and feel like Belle. Also, all the great study nooks and wonderful librarians to ask for help!
- Leah Glenn
@leah.burettaglenn on Facebook
The librarians are very knowledgeable and helpful!
- Rabia Gregory
@RabiaGregory on twitter
Without our amazing librarians faculty like me couldn’t do our jobs. Special shout outs to interlibrary loan, special collections, and the awesome negotiators who maintain our access to academic journals. Libraries are essential to research and teaching! Ps. #Fundthelibrary
- Daniel A. Hoyt
@dan_hoyt on twitter
#NationalLibraryWeek When I entered #Mizzou, as a first-generation college student, Ellis Library was this grand and hopeful and vital place. Thank you, @MizzouLibraries
Here’s some social media fun for your Friday enjoyment:
The Chancellor’s update this week including a #MizzouMade story that was submitted by the Libraries. Thanks to Kate Wright at Engineering for sharing Elgin’s story!
If you didn’t get to listen to the Chancellor’s address on Tuesday, you can still do so. Towards the end of the address he talked about working with Ann Riley on the library of the future!
Hope you were following the Libraries’ social media accounts on MO Libraries Snapshot Day! Here’s a glimpse of the photos of our librarians and staff at work.
#MOLibraries Snapshot Day, which was on Jan. 24, is a social media activity designed by the Missouri Library Association to advocate for libraries through increased visibility using the hashtag #MOLibraries.
The statewide collection of library snapshots can be found at https://storify.com/MOlibraries.
On Friday, January 19, students, parents, family, staff, faculty, fans, and alumni are encouraged to wear their favorite organization’s gear throughout the day. This may be a student organization t-shirt, your favorite sport team’s gear, or anything else that demonstrates your passion for Mizzou! Use #MizzouMade on social media to share how involvement impacted your Mizzou experience.
The Libraries social media team will be sharing #MizzouMade stories that we have been gathering. We would also love to have photos of our librarians and staff wearing Mizzou gear, so we can share it on social media. (The new Libraries polos will be distributed at the All-Staff Meeting!) We will remind you on Thursday to wear your gear and on Friday to send us photos.
Thanks to the wonders of technology our Social Media Team has made sure we will have new content on our social media feeds during the break. So check out the University Libraries Instagram when you need a break from the holiday festivities!
We are up to 286 followers, and we get an average of 30 likes on each post. Thanks so much to the team members, especially Taira Meadowcroft for coordinating Instagram content, for all of their hard work this year!
Social Media Team
We are often surprised by what posts and tweets our social media followers respond to the most. Last week a story from Access Services about an overdue book, sparked a lot of interest on Facebook. Thanks to Charlotte Landreth for posting this story.