home Staff news October Staff Advisory Group Meeting Recording

October Staff Advisory Group Meeting Recording

If you missed yesterday’s SAG meeting, here is a link to the recording:

home Resources and Services Mizzou Mobile ID Now Available

Mizzou Mobile ID Now Available

Mizzou Mobile ID is an electronic version of a student’s physical Mizzou ID. To access it, students need to download the GET app.

  • IOS: Mizzou.us/GET-Mobile-iOS
  • ANDROID: mizzou.us/GET-Mobile-GooglePlay

After you download the app, look for the mobile ID button and tap it to activate your mobile ID.

Mobile ID can be used at Campus Dining Services, Residential Life halls, the Mizzou Store, MU Libraries, MizzouRec Center, Mizzou Pharmacies and Tiger Garden.

If students have questions, they should contact the IT help desk at 573-882-5000.

home Events and Exhibits Discovery of Biographies Untold and Works Unnumbered

Discovery of Biographies Untold and Works Unnumbered

Ellis Library Colonnade
From October 2023

“Discovery of Biographies Untold and Works Unnumbered” is now on display showcasing research and creative works completed by students enrolled in the Honors Seminar during Fall 2023, GN_HON 1050H, “Get Real, Go Places! Let Objects Take You There.” The eight-week course explores the study of material culture and the opportunities for research that objects and artifacts make possible. Students are introduced to the concepts of object biography, provenance, and approaches for interpreting, inspecting, and synthesizing objects through regular use of a sketchbook journal and student feedback. The course is taught by Dr. Sarah Buchanan of the iSchool at the University of Missouri (in the College of Education and Human Development) and by gallery, library, archive, and museum professionals based on the Mizzou campus who belong to the Material Culture Studies Group, established in 2014.

Art and heritage objects are often collected for their outward beauty, but a closer look even just beyond the surface can reveal many more fascinating layers to their story. Innovative combinations of method and material hold great promise for deepening our personal connections to representative art, or “finishing” the unfinished work of those whose legacies we encounter today. Our student showcase features 18 art objects created by 11 undergraduate students, each based on the class visit to a particular collection on the Columbia campus. Students created weekly syntheses reflecting on their visit and a culminating object analysis supportive of continued study.

On display here are papier-mâché geometric shapes in the style of an artist’s book in our Special Collections, a map of its exhibitions and placement in permanent collections, textile art inspired by Isaiah ‘Fireball’ Jackson’s “View of a Prison Cell,” a paper floral arrangement of irises and speculative blue peonies, digital art of a mirror inspired by UMKC Professor Hyeyoung Shin’s “Face the Music” in the Bingham Gallery, reflections from the concurrent student exhibit “TAM 2280: Designing with Ginger” Rogers, drawings of a coin depicting Justinian I (545-565 CE) and of a terracotta Silen mask (100s BCE), and an animation image of an Inuit shell reloader seen further in our neighbor exhibit on Alaska Native Heritage.

For their contributions to the success of the course we gratefully thank: Megan Ballengee, Jessica Boldt, Gary Cox, Kelli Hansen, Rachel Harper, Anselm Huelsbergen, Nicole Johnston, Benton Kidd, Madeleine Lemieux, Maggie Mayhan, Pete Millier, MU student Paige, artist Hyeyoung Shin, Candace Sall, Karlan Seville, and Joan Stack.

Trust in the process of discovery!

home Staff news Happiness is a Library Endowment Fund

Happiness is a Library Endowment Fund

That’s the name of the newest endowment at University Libraries! Thanks to Anne Morgan, our colleague in Mizzou’s Office of Planned Gifts, we now have a “Happiness” fund that will provide funding for our library student workers. Anne committed to celebrate paying off her student loan and said, “I wanted to do something to pay it forward to my people. I love libraries and the people that work for them. I hope my gift will help a few students get through college with a little less debt.” The fund will be used to provide a modest hourly pay increase for selected Level II student workers.

Anne is generously creating this fund with a $100,000 pledge from her estate and has already begun making monthly gifts by payroll deduction to enable us to make use of the fund during her lifetime. Anne is encouraging others to give to the Happiness fund, and if you’d like to get in on the happiness, please contact Matt Gaunt or Nick Raines in the Libraries Advancement Office.

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home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Special Spaces in Mizzou Libraries: Sensory and Color Accessible Maps

Special Spaces in Mizzou Libraries: Sensory and Color Accessible Maps

Finding the perfect study spot can be difficult in Ellis Library. Some days you need quiet and other days you want to be alone. In order to make finding these spaces easier, we’ve created some sensory maps and color accessible maps.

The color coded sensory maps show where in Ellis Library you can find quiet space, uncrowded spaces, and spaces with natural light on every floor of Ellis Library.

The color accessible maps highlight all the seating options in Ellis Library: regular seating, high/stand up seating, soft seating. It also shows you were the restrooms are located on each floor.

You can access the maps here or you can find them under maps and floorplans on the main library website.

home Staff news In the News

In the News

“2022-23 faculty promotions and tenure”
Show Me Mizzou, Oct. 11, 2023

home Staff news Library Management Team Action and Information Items 10/18/2023

Library Management Team Action and Information Items 10/18/2023

LMT 10.10.23 Information and Action Items

home Staff news Staff Development Committee Appointments

Staff Development Committee Appointments

The following committee appointments have been approved for this academic year. Thanks to everyone who volunteered.

Staff Development Committee
Abbie Brown: 2023-2025
Shannon Cary, SAG Chair: ex officio
Ying Hu: 2023-2025
Colleen Smith: 2023-2026
Rhonda Whithaus: 2023-2026

LMT Liaison: Kathy Peters

home Staff news Staff Advisory Group Notes 9/21/2023

Staff Advisory Group Notes 9/21/2023