home Staff news Welcome to Joel Kramer

Welcome to Joel Kramer

Joel Kramer joins the ACTS Division starting November 1st as the Head of Physical Processing & Preservation. Prior to joining the University Libraries, Joel worked in Residential Life at MU and has a bookstore history. We’re excited to have him join the team.

home Workshops Workshops @ Your Library: Creative Commons

Workshops @ Your Library: Creative Commons

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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Creative Commons licenses give everyone a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for their creative works, and allow others to copy, share, and customize those works. Learn the basics of the six CC licenses, how to apply those licenses to your own creative works, and how to find CC-licensed images, videos, music, and other media that you can use in your classes, projects, and research.

Presented by Joe Askins, Head of Instructional Services at the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Workshops Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Time: Noon – 1:00pm
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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!

home Resources and Services Ellis Library Opens at 4 PM on Sunday Due to a Scheduled Water Outage

Ellis Library Opens at 4 PM on Sunday Due to a Scheduled Water Outage

Ellis Library will experience a water outage on Sunday, October 24, as part of the Hitt Street steam tunnel project. The building will open at 4:00 pm that day instead of noon to accommodate the outage. Ellis Library will be open on Monday as usual, but we will be under a boil advisory that day. Water during the boil advisory can be used for restrooms and washing hands, but is not to be used for drinking. Water fountains (including bottle fillers) will be available after the boil advisory is lifted on Tuesday morning, October 26 (probably after 9:00 am). The Bookmark Café menu will also be limited during the boil advisory.

You may find that the water on Tuesday has a slight cloudy or brown appearance. This is due to sediments in the pipeline, but the water is safe to drink.

home Resources and Services Get Involved with Open Access

Get Involved with Open Access

International Open Access Week is October 25 – 31! This year’s theme is It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.

Heard about Open Access? Now, go a step further and explore your Open Access options:

  • Identify OA journals in your subject area.
  • Explore subject-oriented open repositories.
  • Read the OA policies of journals or publishers for which you edit or review.
  • Check out the attention received by your department in MOSpace, thanks to Open Access. Click on your school/department, scroll to the bottom, and click on “show statistical information.”
  • Install the Open Access or unpaywall buttons for easy access to OA articles.
  • Read how to optimize student publishing.
  • Connect with the OpenCon community.

What is your next step?

Questions about Open Access? Check out our guide or contact your Subject Specialist.

home Staff news Announcing the 2nd Great University Libraries Bake Off for United Way!

Announcing the 2nd Great University Libraries Bake Off for United Way!

To support United Way, we are going to have a bake off (really, it’s a bake sale) on Nov. 8-12. Please participate by bringing in your best baked goods or purchasing the yummy treats! We are going to have two new additions to this year’s bake off.

• Friday is for non-bakers. Maybe you pickle things or make dried fruit. Feel free to show off your talents by bringing in your goodies!
• We are also going to have a bake for later option. You can sell your famous pie, cake or other baked good (to be baked in the FUTURE). Staff will be able to buy bake sale items, each of which will be prepared at a later time agreed to by the baker (you!) and the buyer.

All the proceeds will support United Way’s fight against poverty in Boone County.

To make it more fun and more like the Great British Bake Off, each day of the bake sale will have a theme!
• Monday: Cakes and Pies
• Tuesday: Cookies and Brownies
• Wednesday: Muffins and Scones
• Thursday: Free for All
• Friday: Savory Treats or Other Non-baked Goods!

I will send out more details soon!

If you would like to give to United Way right now, go to https://unitedway.missouri.edu.

home Staff news Staff Advisory Group Meeting Notes 9/16/21

Staff Advisory Group Meeting Notes 9/16/21


home Staff news Give Blood, Save Lives

Give Blood, Save Lives

Join our team and help American Red Cross save even more lives. https://3cu.be/blood

We have an American Red Cross Blood Donation team at the University of Missouri, and currently there is a shortage of blood. The blood drive has promotions at times too, and this month is a Zaxby promotional.

–Monique Fugate

home Resources and Services Help the Libraries Plan for the Future

Help the Libraries Plan for the Future

The MU Libraries are currently engaged in space planning projects in Ellis Library and the specialized libraries. Our goal is to support the needs of the campus community in the years ahead. To aid in our planning, the Libraries are seeking input from MU students, faculty and staff. Survey participants will be asked to respond to questions regarding how they want to use the library and the relative importance of specific space improvement goals.

The survey will take around five minutes to complete. You will also have the option to leave additional comments. Thank you so much for your time and input.

Fill out the MU Libraries Space Planning Survey here.

For more information on library space planning please visit the University Libraries Space Planning webpage.

If you would like more information about the survey, please contact Jeannette Pierce at piercejea@missouri.edu.

home Workshops U Publish @ Your Library: Open Access at MU

U Publish @ Your Library: Open Access at MU

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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The open access publishing model grants readers free and open online access to scholarly information. Learn how open access works and how the University of Missouri Libraries support scholars who want to publish their research in open-access journals.