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Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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Hey, undergraduates and grad students: set yourself up for success with this introduction to the University of Missouri Libraries! Get the basics on our locations, services, and collections, and learn some handy tips, tricks, and tools for getting started with college-level research. Ask questions, get answers!

Can’t make this date? Additional dates for this workshop are listed:

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
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Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Register for online workshop.

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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home Staff news Fire Alarm Test in Ellis Library on Monday Morning

Fire Alarm Test in Ellis Library on Monday Morning

The new fire alarm system in Ellis Library will be tested next Monday morning, August 15th, from 6:00 – 7:15 am. This is only a test, so there is no need to evacuate when the alarms sound.

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In the News

“10 Spots to Know for New MU Students”
The Maneater, July 31, 2022

home Staff news Library Management Team Action and Information Items 7/26/22

Library Management Team Action and Information Items 7/26/22

LMT 07.26.22 Information and Action Items

home Staff news New Muse Posts

New Muse Posts

Future of Libraries

Old Novel New Medium

home Staff news Congratulations to Ruth Feldkamp

Congratulations to Ruth Feldkamp

Congratulations to Ruth Feldkamp on her reclassification to Library Information Specialist!

home Staff news Change in Reporting Structure for Special Collections and Archives

Change in Reporting Structure for Special Collections and Archives

Kelli Hansen and Anselm Huelsbergen will report to the Vice Provost for Libraries as of August 1, 2022, due to their department’s connection with advancement, facilities and fiscal functions. This restores the reporting as it was under the previous Vice Provost for Libraries. The two department heads will rotate participation in Library Management Team annually, beginning with Kelli Hansen for FY23.

Special thanks to Jeannette Pierce for overseeing this department during various changes to the library’s organizational structure and during the move of Archives to Ellis Library.

home Staff news Congratulations to Erin Merrill

Congratulations to Erin Merrill

Congratulations to Erin Merrill on her reclassification to Library Specialist Senior!

home Staff news In the News

In the News

“Marie Concannon receives National Library Association awards”
Show Me Mizzou, July 26, 2022

“Find the best study spots on campus”
Columbia Missourian, July 28, 2022

home Staff news Goodbye to Mike Muchow

Goodbye to Mike Muchow

Mike Muchow retires today after 31 years of service to the University of Missouri Libraries. We will miss Mike’s humanities subject expertise, his deep collection development knowledge, his commitment to students, his willingness to engage with new technologies, and his sense of humor. Mike has always been an innovative and out-of-the-box thinker who has shared ideas to improve services and worked to make them a reality. For example, when the Reference Department thought the library needed a web presence (many years ago) he taught himself HTML and created the first MU Libraries’ web pages. Mike was the first to create online tutorials and even created our first stacks maps on the web. Mike’s Thompson Folk Motif Index Bibliography and his End-Note for Windows are among our most used online guides. Mike convened the Long-Range Planning Committee under Ann Riley. The committee produced an influential report on current and future trends for academic libraries that included recommendations for strategies and innovative directions which influenced our service planning in RAIS and our space planning with Shepley-Bullfinch and beyond. Through the years, Mike has served on impactful university committees such as Student Conduct, Student Records, and Faculty Council.

In addition to his work as a subject librarian, Mike became our resident Ellis Library building historian. He created valuable historical content for our Centennial Celebration which regularly comes in handy as we answer questions from our users and most recently as we prepared our NEH West Stacks Renovation grant application. If you have never looked at Mike’s guide on the history of the Ellis Library building, you can find it at Ellis Old & New. Due to his expertise in the history of our building and services, Mike has become our go to person for library tours. I, for one, have tried not to miss an opportunity to join one of Mike’s tours.

Please note that Rachel Brekhus will assume ongoing subject librarian responsibility for Archaeology and Classical Studies which are part of the Department of Classics, Archaeology, and Religion in A&S. Anne Barker is kindly assuming interim responsibility for Music and Theater in A&S and the School of Visual Studies which includes Art, Art History, Digital Storytelling, Film Studies, and Graphic Design. We will be opening a search for a new Humanities librarian this fall.

-Jeannette