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University Archives Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

University Archives at the University of Missouri is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. Located in Lewis and Clark Halls since its inception, the Archives is the custodian of well over 10,000 cubic feet of records and 10 terabytes of electronic records. Material in its care ranges from photographs to posters, 16mm film to video tape, walking sticks to banners, and blueprints to webpages. To celebrate its anniversary, the Archives has put together a number of exhibits in the Ellis Library colonnade featuring its history and selections from its holdings. The exhibits will be on display throughout the fall semester.

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Workshops @ Your Library: Citation Management

Collect, organize and format your citations with EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley!
Register at: library.missouri.edu/workshops

All sessions held in Ellis Library 213.

 

Choosing a Citation Manager
A citation manager helps organize PDFs and notes as well as format citations in thousands of styles. Unfortunately, there is no best
citation manager. The three citation managers the library teaches—Zotero, EndNote and Mendeley—all have different strengths and
weaknesses. This class previews each citation manager and explains the differences between them.

Thursday, August 29               3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 6                1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10          11 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday, September 18     3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Intro to EndNote
Tuesday, September 24          11 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday, October 2            3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 10              3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, October 11                   1 to 2 p.m.

Intro to Mendeley
Wednesday, September 25      3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 3                 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, October 4                      1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8                  11 a.m. to Noon

Intro to Zotero
Thursday, September 26          3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 27               1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 1                  11 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday, October 9             3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Need a different date or time? Groups of five or more can request additional sessions of these workshops at:
library.missouri.edu/workshops
Workshop recordings at:
libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials

home Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel HSL Introduction to Data from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys, Sept. 18

Introduction to Data from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys, Sept. 18

Join us for a talk with special guest Dr. Geoffrey Paulin, senior economist, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon in 114A Ellis Library. Contact Dr. Rui Yao (yaor@missourui.edu) for more information.

Sponsored by Department of Personal Financial Planning, College of Human Environmental Sciences and University of Missouri Libraries

Workshops @ Your Library: Research Essentials

To attend in person or online via Zoom, register at: library.missouri.edu/workshops

Welcome to the University Libraries: Services and Resources for the Savvy Researcher
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Whether you’re new to MU or just in need of a refresher, this presentation will introduce you to the library services and resources you need to succeed as a student and researcher. Learn how to locate books and articles from in our local collection and obtain materials from other libraries; receive research and instructional support from subject librarians; preserve and access data, articles, theses, and dissertations in our online repository; and make use of government documents, rare books, and other special collections.

Tuesday, August 27 11 a.m.–Noon
Wednesday, September 4 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 12 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 20 1–2 p.m.

Demystifying the Literature Review
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Explore the world of literature reviews through this hands-on workshop highlighting different types of reviews, the process involved in creating each one, and an overview of best practices. Interactive searching and writing activities will give you the practical skills and resources needed to structure literature reviews for your discipline, while saving you time and effort.

Wednesday, August 28 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 5 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 13 1–2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17 11 a.m.–Noon

Choosing a Citation Manager
Location: 213 Ellis Library
A citation manager helps organize PDFs and notes as well as format citations in thousands of styles. Unfortunately, there is no best citation manager. The three citation managers the library teaches—Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley—all have different strengths and weaknesses. This class previews each citation manager and explains the differences between them.

Thursday, August 29 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Friday, September 6 1–2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10 11 a.m.–Noon
Wednesday, September 18 3:15–4:15 p.m.

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

Friday, August 30 1–2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 3 11 a.m.–Noon
Wednesday, September 11 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 19* 3:15-4:15 p.m.
*Sept. 19 session held in 117 Health Sciences Library.


Need a different date or time?
Groups of five or more can request additional sessions of these workshops at:
library.missouri.edu/workshops
Workshop recordings at:
libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials

home Cycle of Success, Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel, Staff news Mizzou Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow

Mizzou Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow

Joe Askins, head of instructional services for the University of Missouri Libraries, has been selected as a fellow in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, an intensive professional development program to empower library professionals with the knowledge, skills and community connections to lead successful open education initiatives that benefit students.The two-semester program blends online, peer-to-peer and project-based learning to build a comprehensive understanding of the open education space coupled with practical know-how to take action on campus and beyond. Joe is one of 27 fellows selected from a competitive application pool for the program’s 2019-2020 cohort.

“The University Libraries are committed to supporting open education on campus. We are proud that Joe has been selected for this program, and believe that his work will benefit students at Mizzou,” stated Ann Campion Riley, Vice Provost of Libraries. 

The SPARC Open Education Leadership Program spans two semesters, beginning with an intensive online course in the fall to build open education subject matter expertise. In the spring, Joe will work with a mentor to implement a capstone project that will help advance open education at MU and contribute back to the broader open education community as a whole. Joe will join the rest of the cohort in attending the 16th annual Open Education Conference in Phoenix, AZ in late October. 

The UM System’s A&OER initiatives were taking flight right as I arrived at the University of Missouri Libraries in 2017, and I’ve followed the A&OER Task Force’s efforts with great interest in the two years since. The SPARC Open Education Leadership Program represents a great opportunity to learn more about being an effective advocate for open education across the curriculum,” stated Joe Askins.

To support faculty in transitioning to more affordable and open educational resources, the University of Missouri System A&OER Taskforce has created a faculty-first grant funding programs for all UM System faculty who wish to adopt or develop new A&OER course materials. The University of Missouri is also part of the Open Textbook Network through their membership in the MOBIUS academic library consortium, and has a group in the MOBIUS OER Commons hub.

“Academic libraries sit at the intersection of faculty, students, and high-quality resources, and therefore are essential partners in advancing open education on campus,” said Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC. “A large part of what makes our program successful is the unique and valuable perspective each participant brings to it, and a vibrant community of practice develops amongst the cohort. We are proud to have Joe Askins among our 2019-2020 class.”

The University Libraries is a member of SPARC, which is a global coalition dedicated to making Open the default in research and education. For more information about the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, visit sparcopen.org/our-work/open-education-leadership-program.

home Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services West Stacks Closure: How to Request Materials

West Stacks Closure: How to Request Materials

The west stacks of Ellis Library are closed due to work on the foundation of the building. In order to access materials located in the west stacks, you will need to make a request through the MERLIN library catalog. For detailed information about this process, visit http://library.missouri.edu/inthelibrary/borrowing/requestretrieval/.

If you have additional questions, you may get help in person at the Research Help desk or the Check Out desk. Online help is available at Ask the Librarians!

The stacks will open again after the fall semester.

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Ellis Library Stacks Refresh Project

Ellis Library is beginning a project to make it easier for our users to find the most up-to-date library materials on our shelves. To make space for new materials, librarians will be moving older and infrequently used bound journals to the University Libraries Depository, where they will be stored in optimal conditions for long-term preservation. University students, faculty and staff can request entire journal volumes or scanned copies of individual articles through the MERLIN catalog with the click of a button. Learn more about our Scan and Deliver Service.

Request button in MERLIN catalog

As we work through the process of refreshing our stacks, your subject librarian may request feedback from faculty on moving particular titles. If you would like to be notified about titles under consideration or have questions about titles proposed for transfer, please contact your subject librarian or Jeannette Pierce, Associate University Librarian for Research, Access, and Instructional Services.

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Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. She teaches information sessions in Special Collections, does reference work, and maintains the department's digital presences. Contact Kelli

home Resources and Services Save a Trip to the Library: Request Scan & Deliver

Save a Trip to the Library: Request Scan & Deliver

If you need journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, technical reports, government documents, and any part of other printed publications found in the university libraries, simply request that the item be scanned and delivered to you via email. This includes items in any library building, and our off-site depository.

There are many ways you can request items from the libraries:

  • In our MERLIN catalog, you can request items we have in print using
  • When searching for articles in databases, you can request a copy through Findit@MU
  • Fill out the blank interlibrary loan form if you already know what item you are looking for
  • Use #MizzouPDF if you’d like to request an article through Twitter

There is no charge for MU Faculty, Staff, and Students. For more information on our Scan & Deliver service, please visit our Scan & Deliver page.

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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 Gateway Carousel, Staff news, Support the Libraries University Libraries Wish List 2019

University Libraries Wish List 2019

Now in its third year, the Wish List campaign helps the University Libraries to purchase titles that we wanted to purchase, but could not squeeze into our previous year’s budget. You can help the Libraries make these titles accessible to our students and faculty by donating to purchase your favorite titles on the list. Just click the “Buy” button next to your chosen title and follow the instructions. Prices also include a small fee to help with shipping and processing costs. Titles that you fund will be added during the fall semester.

Past campaigns have helped us add over $25,000 in materials to our collections. Your generosity is truly appreciated! Thank you for reviewing the Wish List and considering how you can help strengthen the Libraries’ collections.

Go to library.missouri.edu/giving/wishlist to find a title of interest to you.

If you would like to help us add any of these titles to our collection, please select “Buy” in the right-hand column, and follow instructions to purchase by credit card or check. If you need assistance with the purchase, Matt Gaunt would be glad to help. E-mail or call Matt at: gauntm@missouri.edu or 573-882-9168.

Thank you for supporting our University Libraries!

home Cycle of Success, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Laura Buck Receives CVM Dean’s Impact Award

Laura Buck Receives CVM Dean’s Impact Award

Laura Buck, senior library information specialist at the Zalk Veterinary Medical Library, has received a 2019 College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Dean’s Impact Award.

Each year, the Dean recognizes individuals who “have had significant positive impact on college programs.” Laura’s nominating letters pointed to her helpfulness, friendliness, and dedication to everyone in the College.

Laura began her service with the University of Missouri Libraries in 1989, moving to the CVM’s Zalk Veterinary Medical Library in 1999. One nomination cited her “sincere dedication, can-do attitude, and excellent organizational skills.” Another noted, “she has always been a positive force in the library, keeping the needs of the students, faculty, and staff foremost in her mind.” Another called her “reliable and helpful,” while yet another called her “an essential, vital resource within the library.” One nominating letter wrote of Laura, “She is the institutional memory of the library. Wouldn’t it be cool on her 30th year at MU that she received this well-deserved award?”

It is, indeed, cool that Laura has received this award. Congratulations, Laura, and thank you for 30 years of supporting the University Libraries’ Cycle of Success.

Laura Buck (right) being presented the award by CVM Dean Carolyn J. Henry (left)