- MOspace Digital Repositories, Mar 4
- Open Access Publishing Pre-Prints & Post-Prints, Mar 7
- All About Articles and Databases, Mar 12
- Needle in the Haystack Searches, Mar 13
Severe weather preparedness week is an annual initiative between the National Weather Service and State Emergency Management Agencies across the country. In Missouri, Severe Weather Preparedness Week is in March. This year it is March 4 – 8. The statewide tornado drill will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6. The National Weather Service will issue a Routine Weekly Test (RWT) to NOAA Weather radios to initiate the drill. As with a real tornado warning, this will activate the Outdoor Warning Siren (OWS) system in Boone County at the same time. MUPD will test the campus emergency notification system at 11 a.m. A test tornado warning will be sent out through MU Alert via text, email, Alertus beacons, and the Mizzou Safe app. The purpose of the drill is to involve our campus community in preparing for life-threatening severe weather events such as tornadoes, flash floods, and damaging straight line winds and understanding how they should respond to these hazards.
1. The University Libraries received $7,500 from the Mizzou Forward Student Success Enhancement Grant to establish a Wellbeing Book Collection. The Wellbeing Book Collection will consist of approximately 300 new, physical books to be purchased and located in a highly visible location on the first floor of Ellis Library colonnade, close to library service desks, exhibits and the Bookmark Cafe.
2. The University Libraries received $75,000-$100,000 to buy more e-books to support student research and learning. This the second year that the Libraries will receive grant money for e-books.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Sometimes it’s not enough to search for books just by looking at words in the titles, subjects or annotations. Maybe you need to do a deep dive to find all books that have ever mentioned a particular topic. If so, sign up to attend our “Finding Needles in Haystacks” workshop, in which you’ll learn how to be a power user of the amazing free digital libraries such as HathiTrust, Google Books and the Internet Archive.
Date: March 12
Location: Ellis Library, Room 114A
Register on Engage.
Are you interested in manuscripts? How about illumination or medieval art? Or maybe you just like to know what day of the month it is?
There’s a workshop for that! Ellis Library and MU Special Collections are partnering to offer a workshop on medieval calendars. You’ll see medieval calendars from the 1100s to the 1400s, and learn how they record important dates, the days of the week, and more! Afterwards, you’ll have an opportunity to make your own medieval-style calendar for your favorite month of the year.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Did your teacher tell you to use scholarly articles in your assignment, but you weren’t sure what a scholarly article is? Were you advised to use the library databases to find these articles, but you’re not sure how to find the right one, or how to use it? Join us to discuss what scholarly articles are and how to use a library database to find them.
MU Libraries Workshops and Webinars Calendar
Michaelle Dorsey is now the contact person for all issues related preservation for all libraries. Contact her for questions about data loggers and environmental monitoring, advice on enclosures or repairs, and any other preservation issues. firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Collections Contacts
• Instruction services and tours: John Henry Adams, email@example.com
• Potential acquisitions and donations for Special Collections: Kelli Hansen, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Not sure who to contact: SpecialCollections@missouri.edu
University Archives Contacts
• Reference questions, research visits, and tours: Gary Cox, email@example.com
• Donating University-related items or transferring University records to University Archives: Anselm Huelsbergen, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Hours, locations, and other questions: email@example.com
A couple of notes:
There is no public microfilm reader available in Special Collections, and most microfilms are no longer accessed through Special Collections. The public microfilm reader is now located just outside the Digital Media Lab. For access to microfilms that are located in Ellis Library General Collections, contact Cindy Cotner.
Special Collections no longer collects University of Missouri publications. The SPEC MU collection was transferred to University Archives. For questions about University of Missouri history or publications, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.