Library News Notes

A staff publication of the MU Libraries.

New Posts, April 14-18

  1. Director's Calendar, April 21-25
  2. MU Libraries Faculty Lecture Series, April 25
  3. Web Tip of the Week, April 14
  4. NDSA Update
  5. New Collection in Ellis Library
  6. Healthy for Life Update
  7. MU Libraries in the News
Posted in New Posts by Week

Director’s Calendar April 21st – April 25th, 2014

Notable meetings from the calendar of Jim Cogswell, Director of MU Libraries

Tuesday, April 22nd    
2:00-5:00 p.m. – June DeWeese Retirement Reception, Memorial Union

Wednesday, April 23rd        
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – General Faculty Meeting, Jesse Wrench

Thursday, April 24th
2:00-3:00 p.m. – MU Libraries Lecture Series Event, Judith Mabary with Janice Wenger and Cheryl Black, Ellis Library Colonnade   

3:00-5:00 p.m. – Library Management Team, Ellis Library

Friday, April 25th  
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon – Orin Ethics Forum, Bush Auditorium

2:00-3:30 p.m. – Tap Ceremony, Jesse Hall

Posted in Library Management Team

MU Libraries Faculty Lecture Series: Melodrama – Czech Style. It’s not just for the train tracks


Posted in Events

Web tip of the week, April 14, 2014

This application is designed to assess the strength of password strings.

Submitted by Jack Batterson


Posted in Web Tips

NDSA Update

The April 2014 Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter is now available:

In this issue:

·         Where are the Born Digital Archives Test Data Sets?

·         Fixity Data in Sound and Moving Image Files

·         Managing a Library of Congress Worth of Data

·         Personal Digital Archiving:  The Basics of Scanning

·         New NDSA Report:  Geospatial Data Stewardship Online Resources

·         What Could "Curation" Possibly Mean?

·         Interviews with Dragan Espenschied and Andrew Cassidy-Amstutz

·         Links to upcoming events:  Computers in Libraries, Texas Library Association, Personal Digital Archiving 2014, Midwest Archives Conference

·         Articles about the NDSA, Residency program, Viewshare and much more.


Sue Manus

Library of Congress/NDIIPP

Posted in National Digital Stewardship Alilance

New Collection in Ellis Library

The new Test Prep Collection, populated with books donated by the MU Society of Undergraduate Researchers in Life Sciences (SURLS), is now located in the last section of Ready Reference shelving behind the Reference Desk in Ellis Library. The location is marked with signs. The official MERLIN location is:  MU Ellis Reference Ready Reference Test Prep. Currently there are about 25 books in the collection. Most of the books deal with preparing for the MCAT test, but hopefully the scope of the collection will expand as SURLS members donate more titles to the collection. The books can circulate for one month.

Many thanks to all the people who assisted with this project:  Jackie Blonigen, Shannon Cary, June Deweese, Michaelle Dorsey and the Physical Processing staff, Felicity Dykas, Mike Knoll, Judy Maseles, Esther Schnase, Wayne Saunders and the Cataloging staff and Sean Wizman.

Janice Dysart
Test Prep Collection Project Coordinator

Posted in User Services

Healthy for Life Update

Design your financial roadmap! Enroll now in this FREE online webinar
Life is busy and always changing; you’re meeting partners, starting families, buying homes and more. In the midst of this busyness, don’t let your financial future be overlooked. Now is the time to put aside money to save for the lifestyle you want in your retirement years. Spend one hour this month with experts to learn how to create your financial roadmap. This one hour investment can make the difference in having enough money put away to relax and enjoy your retirement years rather than worrying how to pay the bills.

Attend the FREE workshop to learn ways to protect your hard-earned money by:

  • Setting financial goals
  • Prioritizing personal savings
  • Managing market investments

Date & Time


To Register


Thurs., April 24, 2014

11 a.m.-12 p.m. CST


Online webinar

·     Visit the registration page

·     Fill in your first name, last name and email address, then click Register

·     You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link and access to the webinar, save this email


Learn to eat for health and enjoyment – Register NOW for Eat for Life!
Discover the benefits of Eat for Life—an innovative approach to weight management. This 10-week program uses mind-body practices (meditations and yoga), the principles of mindful and intuitive eating, skills training, and group support to guide you in making lifestyle changes that will help create a healthier relationship to your food, mind and body. If you have a history of chronic dieting, have rigid “healthy” rules about eating, or find yourself eating when you’re stressed, bored, or unhappy, this may be the program for you. 

·         In-person course: Orientation: May 27 | Classes: June 3 – Aug 5 (12 – 1 p.m.)

·         Online course: Orientation: starting May 30 | Classes: week of June 6 – week of Aug 8.

·         Cost:

o   $50 for faculty, staff and family ($25 refunded with full participation).

o   $180 for community.

·         Register: Email Craig Deken at


Program taught by Dr. Lynn Rossy, health psychologist. For more information: watch informational videos or find more details online.


Eight weeks to better health and well-being – Sign up NOW for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program!
Helping employees manage stress effectively is a key goal of Healthy for Life. Join this summer’s eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes and learn to manage your busy lifestyles in a healthy way. You will learn mindfulness meditation, yoga and body scan as well as important information about stress, communication and wellness. Taught by Dr. Lynn Rossy.

Orientation: Tuesday, June 3, 5:15 p.m.

Classes: Tuesdays, June 10-July 29, 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Retreat: Saturday, July 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $40 includes all events, a manual, DVD and CD. $20 refunded if you attend 7 of 8 classes. Spouses or partners can join with you free of charge if they use the same materials.

For more information or to register for the orientation meeting, please contact Craig Deken at

Spring walking groups are now available!
Please come join one of our spring walking groups. Walking is a great exercise; and with the beautiful spring weather around us, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy it! Here are two walking groups that are going on now:


·         Apr. 2 – May 7 (Wednesdays): Walking Group. Take this great opportunity to get up and get moving on your lunch break with a 30-minute walk. Meet at Woodrail Building 7 (by the flag pole) for a short walk from 12:30-1:00 p.m. Walking group led by Emily. No registration is needed. Just show up and cost is free! For questions please email Sarah at

·         Apr. 4 – 25 (Fridays): Walking Group. Meet at Peace Park from 12:30-1:00 p.m. Walking group led by Kailey. No registration is needed just show up and cost is free!  For questions please email Sarah at

Posted in wellness

MU Libraries in the News

"State Historical Society of Missouri to receive new home"
The Maneater, April 18, 2014

"If you need me, I'll be hiding in Ellis"
The Maneater, April 15, 2014


Posted in In the News

New Posts, April 7-11

  1. Director's Calendar, 14-18
  2. National Library Week Celebration, April 17
  3. Web Tip of the Week
  4. Healthy for Life Update
  5. Employment Opportunity
  6. Hansen Publishes in Primary Sources Instruction Book
  7. Bhullar Receives Writing Intensive Award
  8. Amigos Update
  9. NDSA Update
Posted in New Posts by Week

Director’s Calendar April 14th – April 18th, 2014

Notable meetings from the calendar of Jim Cogswell, Director of MU Libraries

Monday, April 14th
1:00-3:00 p.m. – Council of Deans, Memorial Union

Tuesday, April 15th 
2:00-4:00 p.m. – Library Management Team, Ellis Library

Friday, April 18th  
Jim will host MS&T Library Director Tracy Primich, visiting from Rolla, MO.


Posted in Library Management Team