Grace Atkins and Kelli Hansen Present at the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference

Grace Atkins, User Engagement Librarian, and Kelli Hansen, Print Collections Librarian, Rare Books & Special Collections, gave a presentation on the News Hub at the Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) Conference on April 3rd. Both Grace and Kelli attended the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, where the conference was held. …

Hansen to Serve as Acting Head of Special Collections

Thank you to Kelli Hansen for agreeing to serve as Acting Head of Special Collections for the coming year.  If you have questions about the Reading Room or services provided by Special Collections, please consult with Kelli beginning next week. Special Collections will continue as part of RAIS until a new Assistant/Associate University Librarian for …

Mizzou First-Generation Celebration 2021

November 8th is National First-Generation College Celebration Day and we are thrilled to celebrate our first-generation students, faculty and staff at Mizzou. Additional information, success stories and resources (Zoom backgrounds, social media graphics) to celebrate and support our first-generation students can be found on our website. One of the featured events on November 8th is …

Provenance Learning and Storytelling Exhibit

Now on display, “Provenance Learning and Storytelling” showcases research and creative works completed by students enrolled in the Honors Seminar during Fall 2021, GN_HON 1050H, “Get Real, Go Places! Let Objects Take You There.” The eight-week course takes as its focus the study of material culture, specifically the opportunities for research that objects and artifacts …

Glossary of Rare Book Terms Available

Special Collections staff has prepared an illustrated glossary of rare books terms. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between engraving and etching, or what exactly a nonce volume is, then this is your chance to find out! The glossary contains 130 definitions and 112 images of examples drawn from Special Collections’ holdings. The glossary …

Mizzou Libraries Display Students’ Creative Work Even During Pandemic

In the Fall of 2020, Dr. Sarah Buchanan was teaching an Honors seminar on material culture and had planned to exhibit work created by her students. Restrictions on gallery visits due to the pandemic meant that her students would be accessing materials primarily online, with the possibilities for displaying their work curbed greatly. Buchanan conferred …

Digital Display of Honors Student Artworks: Making Art for All/Our Time

The new exhibit “Making Art for All/Our Time” showcases works by undergraduate students who created art from virtual windows into several campus collections. Over eight weeks, we gathered on Zoom to peer inside the galleries, shelves, and sidewalks of campus where objects of material culture are prudently managed for public interactions. Each class allowed students …

Marketing Highlight

The Libraries’ Marketing Team was recognized by Campus Communications. Gwen Gray nominated us for the newly created Brand Wagon award, and we received an honorable mention (with cookies)! The award recognizes campus departments that promote the Mizzou identity and brand. Past and Present Marketing Team Members Grace Atkins Shannon Cary John Fifield Kelli Hansen Taira …

Honors Students Explore Curatorship in Ellis Library Showcase

Creatively Curating Cultures Ellis Library Colonnade November and December 2019 The new exhibit “Creatively Curating Cultures” showcases works by undergraduate students who engaged with artmaking and the role of creativity in curatorship practices while enrolled in the Fall 2019 Honors Tutorial GN_HON 1050H “Get Real, Go Places! Let Objects Take You There.” The eight-week course …

Marketing Highlight

Check out Mizzou Libraries Instagram to see Kelli Hansen’s vacation photos, one of our most popular recent posts! Don’t forget to follow us @mizzou.libraries.