home Events and Exhibits The Books of 1922 Exhibit

The Books of 1922 Exhibit

“The Books of 1922” celebrates the centennial of some notable works, including James Joyce’s Ulysses, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room, Claude McKay’s Harlem Shadows and other books that became 20th-century standouts. The exhibit displays first edition covers and rare illustrations of Ulysses by Matisse, exploring the evolution of texts from manuscripts to beloved library copies bearing annotations by generations of students. This exhibit was created by the team of Associate Professor Frances Dickey and English major Claire Dooley.

home Ellis Library New Episode of Voice In Podcast – Study Abroad: Asturias and Lima

New Episode of Voice In Podcast – Study Abroad: Asturias and Lima

Voice In is a podcast about Mizzou students. This project of the Digital Media and Innovation Lab in Ellis Library was created to learn about students’ lives and their relationship to libraries.

This is the first in the series of short interviews on Studying Abroad. In this episode, Nav Khanal, head of e-learning technologies, talks to Andrew Whelihan about his study abroad experiences in Oviedo Spain, and preparations for an upcoming one in Lima, Peru.

Check back on our site every month or subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app. https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/dml/voicein.

home Staff news Skylark Bookshop Event: Devoney Looser Discusses Sister Novelists

Skylark Bookshop Event: Devoney Looser Discusses Sister Novelists

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

It is the nature of life in a college town like Columbia that people come and go.
And while we’re sad to say goodbye to folks, it does at least mean that we have the pleasure of welcoming them back again. So it is that we’re thrilled to welcome Devoney Looser back to Columbia to talk about her brand-new book, Sister Novelists. For readers of Prairie Fires and The Peabody Sisters, this is a fascinating, insightful biography of the most famous sister novelists before the Brontës. In a starred review, Kirkus describes the book like this: “a triumph of literary detective work and storytelling, this is a must-read for the Austen and Brontë crowd,”

Devoney will be appearing at Skylark in conversation with another well-known Austen aficionado, Janet Saidi of KBIA. It’s going to be a dazzling evening!

More information here.

home Staff news Edward McCain’s Retirement on September 30th

Edward McCain’s Retirement on September 30th

Edward McCain, the Digital Curator of Journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is retiring from the MU Libraries as of September 30th. He has been with the libraries for the last nine years and has made great strides moving the efforts of digital news preservation forward here at the University as well as laid groundwork that could have a direct impact on the news industry. Through Edward’s efforts, he worked with a collaborative team that was awarded a Mellon grant that produced the 2021 report, “Endangered But Not Too Late: The State of Digital News Preservation,” which provided actionable recommendations of how to work collaboratively to advance digital news preservation into reality.

Thank you Edward for everything that you have accomplished and please join me in wishing him all the best with his retirement!

home Staff news Library Management Team Action & Information Items 9/20/22

Library Management Team Action & Information Items 9/20/22

LMT 09.20.22 Information and Action Items

home Workshops PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register here.

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Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Online viz Aoom
Register here.

The PowerNotes browser extension allows you to automatically capture text, take notes, and export citations in an outline format, all without ever leaving the article PDF or website you’re currently reading. Designed to seamlessly integrate research into writing, the outline you build in PowerNotes while researching can be exported into either a Word document or Excel file (perfect for those systematic review tables). This workshop will focus on learning the basics of PowerNotes, identifying ways that it can make your research and writing easier. It will also briefly touch on ways this tool can be used for instruction, helping guide your students through interaction with readings and source material.

Please bring your laptop if you are attending the in person session.

home Workshops Where to Publish Your Research

Where to Publish Your Research

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register for online workshop.

You’ve done the research; now make sure your work gets noticed and makes an impact! Learn how to identify publishing venues, evaluate journals, and avoid “predatory publishers,” so that your research gets the visibility it deserves.

Presented by Janice Dysart, Research and Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Staff news Librarians, Staff Members and Student Workers Needed for Homecoming Open House

Librarians, Staff Members and Student Workers Needed for Homecoming Open House

I emailed (see below) everyone earlier in the week that we need help with the Homecoming Open House at Ellis Library. I wanted to let you know that LMT has approved overtime pay for staff members who want to help out. You may also be able to work out leave time with your supervisor if that is your preference. Also, if you have any student workers who might want some extra hours, please let them know about this opportunity. And thanks to Cindy Cotner and Ying Hu who have already said they would pitch in!

“Good morning! We will be hosting our annual Ellis Library Open House after the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 22. The event will be from 10 am to noon, and we will also need some help with set up starting around 9 am. It’s always a fun event, we provide snacks and drinks, plus family friendly activities, such as button making and decorating mini pumpkins.

If you can help out (please check with your supervisor first), please let me know by the end of this week.”

home Workshops Algorithms, Big Data and Bias

Algorithms, Big Data and Bias

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register here.

Algorithms are computer code written by people, and humans can unknowingly introduce bias into their programming. These algorithms determine the results in your Google searches, shopping results and even in library databases. Results are ordered by “relevance” according to the rules set by these algorithms. Algorithms determine who should get hired, our ability to get a mortgage, and what type of political news we see on our social media feed. Learn how they affect your decisions and how you can combat their influence.

Presented by Sandy Schiefer, Journalism Research & Digital Access Librarian

Visit library.missouri.edu/workshops for a complete list of library workshops.

home Workshops PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register here for workshop.

The PowerNotes browser extension allows you to automatically capture text, take notes, and export citations in an outline format, all without ever leaving the article PDF or website you’re currently reading. Designed to seamlessly integrate research into writing, the outline you build in PowerNotes while researching can be exported into either a Word document or Excel file (perfect for those systematic review tables). This workshop will focus on learning the basics of PowerNotes, identifying ways that it can make your research and writing easier. It will also briefly touch on ways this tool can be used for instruction, helping guide your students through interaction with readings and source material.

Please bring your laptop or check one out at the Ellis Library Circulation Desk to use during the session.