Celebrating MU Libraries: Ellis Library Centennial, 1915-2015


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September 23, 2015
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lowry Mall

The University of Missouri Libraries are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ellis Library! Mark your calendar for the Centennial Kickoff Event on Sept. 23 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Lowry Mall as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future of the Libraries. You won’t want to miss the free pizza, ice cream, giveaways, fun games and more. Join Chancellor Loftin, Howard Richards and others as we celebrate our 100th birthday. See you there!

Health Sciences Library Centennial Celebration

October 15, 2015
11:30 am – 1 pm
Health Sciences Library

Food, games and prizes.

Rededication Celebration

January 15, 2016
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reading Room

Join us for cake and ice cream as we celebrate the staff and faculty of MU with a focus on accomplishments of librarians throughout history up to the present day. Author Steve Weinberg will give a brief presentation on his upcoming publication, A Place of Visions: 100 years of the University of Missouri Libraries.

Centennial Library Society Dinner

April 15, 2016
6-9 pm
Ellis Library Grand Reading Room

David Ferriero, the National Archivist, will speak at this year’s Library Society Dinner. For ticket information, contact Sheila Voss at 882-4701 or vosss@missouri.edu


MU Libraries – Centennial Art Competition, 2015-2016

The MU Libraries announce a student art competition as part of the year-long celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of Ellis Library, the first building erected on campus to house the scholarly collections of the University of Missouri. We welcome all entries from undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Missouri – Columbia.