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In the News

“Celebrating our incredible staff members”
President Choi’s Blog, May 11, 2021

“Endangered But Not Too Late: The State of Digital News Preservation”
NISO, May 2021

“Columbia man sentenced for possession of child pornography”
KOMU, May 12, 2020

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Libraries’ Upcoming Building Projects

  • Hitt Street Steam Tunnel Project – The Hitt Street Steam Tunnel Project will begin on Monday, May 17, 2021 and is expected to finish at the end of July. The Ellis Library loading dock will be closed during that time. Deliveries to the Libraries will occur at the East entrance (formerly State Historical Society entrance) of Ellis Library. The dumpsters, recycling containers and newspaper holder will be moved as well.
  • Contactless Lockers in Ellis Library and Health Sciences Library – The Libraries will be receiving the new contactless lockers in the Ellis Library West Entrance Vestibule and the Medical Complex on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The installation and implementation will follow quickly. Also, the Libraries recently installed day-use lockers with power outlets in the Ellis Library first floor vestibule for student use.
  • Museum of Art & Archeology and Museum of Anthropology – The Student Unions will be moving the furniture and other equipment out of the temporary classrooms on the Ground Floor of Ellis Library during the week of May 17-21. The renovation work for the Museum of Art & Archeology and the Museum of Anthropology will begin this summer. The Museums will be moving their stored items over to Ellis beginning in August. The Museums are tentatively scheduled to reopen in January 2022.
  • University Archives Move and Renovation of Spaces – University Archives will be moving from their spaces in Lewis and Clark Halls to the 4th floor of Ellis Library. In order to accommodate the Archives’ materials and staff, the following renovations in Ellis Library will occur: 1) Room 4D12 (currently a quiet computing space) will become storage for Archives’ materials; 2) Rooms 4F41A and 4F41B will be merged and become a scanning area; 3) Room 4F51A (currently a conference room) will become an Archives work room; and 4) Room 4F51B will become Anselm Huelsbergen’s office. The rest of Archives’ employees will be housed with the Special Collections employees in 4 West. The renovation work will begin the week of May 17 and is scheduled to finish by the end of August.
  • Quiet Computing Space in Room 114, Ellis Library – The computers currently located in Room 4D12 will be moved to the large tables in Room 114 on Friday, May 14.
  • Ellis Library Windows and Masonry Project – The University will be repairing and/or replacing the remaining windows and masonry in Ellis Library along the North, East, and South walls of the 1958 addition. This project excludes the 1987 addition. This project is in the planning stages and is expected to take a whole year to complete.
  • Fire Alarm Upgrades in Ellis Library – Planning for the Ellis Library fire alarm upgrades has begun. No additional details or timelines are available at this time.
  • Public Spaces in Ellis Library – Due to continued social distancing guidelines, most furniture in the Libraries must remain in storage. Because of the construction projects in Ellis Library, the larger furniture pieces in the Bookmark Café and the benches on the Ground Floor will be placed back on the floor. They will be cordoned off to meet social distancing standards, as needed. The former faculty offices on the second and third floors will continue to be used as reservable study rooms. The office doors will be re-hung this summer, but the frosted glass will be replaced with clear glass. The West Stacks and graduate study carrels will remain closed to the public.
  • Columbia Missourian Library – Lee Hills Hall, the current location of the Columbia Missourian Library, will be renovated this summer to accommodate the convergence of all journalism media outlets into one newsroom. This realignment will necessitate the closure of the Columbia Missourian Library in that space. The Columbia Missourian library and the Journalism Library will be consolidated into one library in the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
  • New HSL Entrance Doors – New entrance doors to the Health Sciences Library have been ordered and are scheduled to be installed in the first two weeks of June.
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New Muse Posts

Pride Book Fest

Cookbook for Cat Lovers?

MU Libraries & the Research Lifecycle

From discovering new resources to tracking your impact, MU Libraries is here to support you every step of the way!

We offer a range of services covering all aspects of the Research Lifecycle, such as:

Contact your Subject Librarian for services in your area!

See more posts about Scholarly Communication issues

home Staff news Library Management Team Information and Action Items 5/4/21

Library Management Team Information and Action Items 5/4/21

LMT 05.04.21 Information and Action Items

Cambridge University Press: “Read & Publish” Agreement

MU Libraries is excited to announce a transformational “Read & Publish” agreement with Cambridge University Press! 

This agreement greatly expands your electronic access to Cambridge journals (the “Read”)and it waives Article Processing Charges (APCs) to make your work Open Access (the “Publish”). 

  • In 2021, the agreement waives 10 APCs. Because of this limited number, MU Libraries has decided to support Assistant Professors on a first come, first served basis. 
  • If there are any remaining waivers at the end of 2021, MU Libraries can retroactively make other articles OA with the approval of the author. 
  • The MU author must be the corresponding author. 
  • The original research must be published in an eligible gold or hybrid journal. List of eligible journals by subject (2021-05-06)

Read more about the MU Read & Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press 

Questions? Contact your Subject Librarian or Corrie Hutchinson, Associate University Librarian for Acquisitions, Collections, & Technical Services. 

home Resources and Services Library Curbside Pickup Service Ending on May 13

Library Curbside Pickup Service Ending on May 13

The MU Libraries curbside pickup service will end on Thursday, May 13. The service is ending because of construction projects occurring this summer near the patron pickup location.

Questions? Call 573-882-3362 or email MULibraryCircDesk@missouri.edu

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Ellis Library Open Extended Hours for Finals Study

Starting April 25, Ellis Library will be open even longer, including some Saturday hours. For a complete listing of hours, including for all specialized libraries, visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

Finals Weeks
(April 25–May 14)
Sun 10am–Midnight
Mon–Thu 7:30am–Midnight
Fri 7:30am–8pm
Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 10am-Midnight

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New Muse Posts

Bookmobile Camel

For the Tolkien Fans!

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In the News

“Art and Archaeology Museum relocates to Ellis Library”
The Maneater, April 24, 2021

“Best places to study on campus”
Show Me Mizzou, April 27, 2021