Learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER) at the University of Missouri and beyond!
Bookmark the Libraries’ Open Educational Resources guide for information about OER, including important tools and services that will help you identify existing OER that you might consider using or adapting for your class.
Keep up to date on why OER is important by reading the third of edition of Fixing the Broken Textbook Market just released in Feb. 2021.
Join colleagues from around the state for 2021 Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Symposium to be held virtually March 3 – 5. Keynote speaker Dr. Jasmine Roberts from The Ohio State University will lead off the symposium with “Open Education at the Center and Margins of Social Justice” on Wednesday at 11:30 am. The talk will address the urgency of social justice approaches in open educational practices.
Don’t forget to report your use of A&OER to the Mizzou Store. The store reports statistics on the use of affordable and open course materials on our campus.
The authors thank Diane E Johnson for assisting with the use of i2b2 and RedCap for generating the patient list from EMR using the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
The Week Ahead: Feb. 21-27
Columbia Missourian, Feb. 21, 2021
Emily Susan Bent Obituary
Suzy Bent, who previously worked in Ellis Library technical services, passed away on February 15.
JSTOR is a full-text database with thousands of journals relevant to the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and mathematics. In this webinar, we will discuss the content of the database, tips for advanced searching, using subject guides, and other tools for research available in JSTOR.
Hosted by Bradley Fuller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri Libraries.
Registration for March 19, 1 p.m.
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Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm
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Need primary sources on an arcane topic? Join Marie Concannon, head of Government Information at MU Libraries, for this half-hour presentation on power-user tips for finding information in three major online digital libraries: HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America.
Marie was at the State Historical Society for 10 years and has worked in government information for the last 20. As creator of the Prices & Wages by Decade online resource, she has done a lot of digging around in free online libraries and is pleased to share her most effective strategies.
Personal storage lockers with USB chargers are now available in Ellis Library, next to the elevators on the main floor. These lockers are free to use, but a Mizzou TigerCard (MU ID) is required for access. These lockers were purchased with funds from the Enhance Mizzou student fee.
- There are two USB charger ports to charge electronic devices in each locker. Chargers are available at the Check Out and Information Desk.
- You can only use one locker at a time.
- Lockers can only be used for one day at a time. Any items left in the lockers overnight will be taken to Lost and Found at the Ellis Library West Entrance Desk.
- Push on door to open locker door. Available lockers have a green light on the numbered panel. Occupied lockers have a red light.
- Put Items in locker. Charge electronic devices by plugging into USB charger ports.
- Close locker door. Press your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel to lock the door. The light will turn red. Remember your locker number.
- Open locked door by pressing your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel. The light will turn green and the door will open.
If you have any problems using the lockers, contact the Building Coordinator at 115 Ellis Library (by the North Entrance) or the Ellis Safety Team at the West Entrance Desk.
Registration is now open for the 2021 Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Symposium. This year’s event will be held virtually and is free to all attendees.
The theme of this year’s Symposium will be centered around the idea of CARE, an acronym for Collaborating and Adapting/Adopting Resources for Equity. We would like to explore how the A&OER community cares for others by advocating for accessibility and equity of materials. With many conference themes centered around Covid-19 and its impact on students and faculty, we thought we would take this concept one step further and explore how the use of A&OER can address the issues of unequal access to educational materials on college campuses that have become so apparent during the pandemic. This theme is inspired by the importance of using Affordable and Open Educational Resources as a means to champion social equity by ensuring accessibility of materials to all students.
The Symposium will be held virtually on March 3 – 5, 2021. Click here to view the schedule and register today!
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time:10:30am – 11:30am
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In a world where free online encyclopedias and dictionaries are abundant and accessible, using subscription-based reference materials could feel cumbersome at best. This workshop will highlight the key benefits and features of using Oxford Reference Online for your academic endeavors. Together we will explore everything from traditional dictionaries and encyclopedias to historic quotations and timelines. In doing so, we will learn how best to navigate and explore reference materials in a digital world.