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)
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Engineering Students Receive Library Advocacy Award

Congratulations to Riley Short, Chase Scanlan, Lara Bakula, Benjamin Smith, Molly Sandbothe and Alyson Jones of the MU Engineering Student Council (MESC) for winning the 2019 Outstanding Library Advocacy Award from the University Libraries Student Advisory Council for their support of the Engineering Library and the students it serves on their path to engineering success. They were presented their award at the Library Society Reception on April 25, 2019.

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Ellis Library Extended Hours for Finals

Ellis Library will be open continuously from Sunday, May 5 at noon until Friday, May 17 at 7 pm. For additional information about service hours and specialized library hours, visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

home Events and Exhibits 2019 Cyberinfrastructure Day, May 7

2019 Cyberinfrastructure Day, May 7

Registration is now open for the 2019 Cyberinfrastructure Council’s CI Day at MU’s Memorial Union, Stotler Lounge. This year’s theme is Collaboration Through Shared Infrastructure. CI Day fosters collaboration, networking, and collective problem solving. Attendees will learn more about advanced computing technologies across a wide range of disciplines. Click here for conference details and registration. Also check out our Pre-CI Day hands-on workshops on May 6, 2019 in Stotler Lounge.

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Twenty Years of Successful Partnership

“The health sciences library is a jewel in the Mizzou library system,” says Dr. Vicki Conn, Professor Emerita at the Sinclair School of Nursing.

As a faculty member at the nursing school, Dr. Conn focused on why patients wouldn’t take their prescribed medications and finding ways to increase exercise in chronically ill adults. Her research spanned over many years and credits Diane Johnson with helping her throughout the journey.

“I was the principal investigator of three National Institutes of Health [NIH] R01 grants for enormous projects and [Diane’s] expertise was critical for securing funding,” relays Dr. Conn. Diane remained on the grants after the funding was secured, being named a co-investigator to assist with the “hard work,” as Dr. Conn calls it.

Diane Johnson

“[Diane] worked with my research staff to facilitate our easy access to the results of searches. For one of our projects, we evaluated over 37,000 potential studies for inclusion. The vast majority of those 37,000 were located by Diane. Diane was a central member of our research team.” With Diane as a member of the research team and closely working with the other researchers, allowed her to completely understand the project. Diane could easily adapt and change with search as needed and know the exact information the team found most beneficial.

Dr. Conn’s and her team also made great use of the library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) department, requesting articles if they needed to be reviewed in their entirety. If the articles weren’t available on campus, ILL borrowed them from other libraries, making sure Dr. Conn and her research team had access to the articles necessary for their grants.

These services were something Dr. Conn highly valued over the twenty years of working with Diane and the library. “I suggest people become acquainted with a librarian. It is very important for the librarian to understand your program of research. A librarian who completely understands your program of research can by a wonderful research collaborator.”

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.

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.

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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 Ellis Library, Workshops Elsevier@Mizzou: Author Workshop

Elsevier@Mizzou: Author Workshop

Have you ever wondered how to write a great paper, submit it to the right journal, and get accepted?  Join Elsevier’s David Parsons for an author workshop. The workshop will be Monday, April 29th from 3pm – 4pm in 114A Ellis Library. Attend this workshop to learn about:

  • Identifying the right journal
  • Using proper scientific language
  • Structuring your article
  • Understanding the peer review process
  • Open Access publishing
  • Publishing ethics
  • How to get your research noticed

Refreshments will be provided.  You must pre-register for this event at https://libcal.missouri.edu/event/5337666

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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 Ellis Library, Resources and Services Digital Media Lab Extended Hours

Digital Media Lab Extended Hours

The Digital Media Lab (DML) now has extended hours in the evening one day a week.

*New*  Tuesday: 12:00 pm (noon) – 7:30 pm

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Digital Media Lab provides an Audio Recording Booth (very popular); a Film Studio (popular) with green screen and lights; and 3D Scanners. These resources are available for students by reservation. Visit to learn more and reserve a DML space! https://library.missouri.edu/dmc

 

 

home Events and Exhibits Show Me Mizzou Day 2019

Show Me Mizzou Day 2019

Show Me Mizzou Day

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   |   Free admission and parking

Join us for a day of discovery and fun. Explore our state’s flagship university through more than 100 events for people of all ages.

Your 21st Century Library
Stop by the 104-year-old Ellis Library to view rare books from the special collections vault and test out high-tech equipment from the digital media lab. Enjoy refreshments and crafting tables for kids.

Register for Show Me Mizzou Day

 

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Providing Access to Resources Directly to Students

This guest post is written by Dr. Marilyn James-Kracke, Associate Professor of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology.

With the help of Rebecca Graves, Educational Services Librarian, and Mike Spears, System Support Analyst, my students in medical pharmacology are included in the list of students who can use UpToDate and its Lexi-comp drug database for 15 assignments that teach information technology to premedical and prehealth professional students. Each assignment explores different components of drug monographs, drug interactions reports, calculators for renal function, disease treatment strategies and pill identifiers etc.

My students greatly appreciate this opportunity for professional training. These assignments provide additional valuable active learning components to this advanced basic science course.

Mike Spears
Rebecca Graves

For the Medical Physiology course and the Medical Pharmacology course, I provide direct links within the CANVAS course components to electronic textbooks so students can freely access any part of these well recognized textbooks using the library fees they pay as students. The students feel that I have their best interest at heart by saving them textbook dollars while also providing access to quality textbooks.

Thank you librarians for providing these excellent services to my students. I’m glad my students get a great library experience so they learn to value these resources as future professionals.

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.

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.

home Resources and Services A&OER Survey for Faculty and Graduate Instructors

A&OER Survey for Faculty and Graduate Instructors

Instructor A&OER Survey 2019

Online Survey – approximately 10 minutes
SURVEY

Open to MU faculty and graduate instructors. Please take this anonymous survey to help The UM System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER) learn more about instructor approaches and practices for the selection of teaching materials. The data received from this survey will be used to formulate new strategies for supporting teaching and learning at the University of Missouri. Survey is open until May 20, 2019.

Survey URL: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lnuNvcUuysg6G1

Contact: oer@missouri.edu