home Staff news MU Libraries to Host Online Missouri FDLP Conference

MU Libraries to Host Online Missouri FDLP Conference

Marie Concannon has organized the annual Missouri FDLP conference, which will be held on July 28. Check out more information here.

home Staff news Staff Advisory Group Notes, April and May

Staff Advisory Group Notes, April and May



home Staff news Goodbye to Jade Lemmon

Goodbye to Jade Lemmon

Jade Lemmon has accepted a job opportunity as the Marketing and Client Services Specialist at Dobies, a healthcare marketing firm in Kansas City. Her last day will be July 22. Jade said she will remember her time at Mizzou fondly but could not turn down the opportunity for professional advancement and a chance to live in Kansas City, close to many of her best friends. The University Libraries will miss Jade, as her great attitude and fast learning curve made her an ideal colleague. In her short time here, she helped improve donor stewardship, made important contributions to the libraries marketing team, took the lead role in planning and executing our spring Library Society event and coordinated the activities of our Friends of the Libraries Council. Please wish Jade well as she embarks on this next step in her career.

home Staff news New Muse Posts

New Muse Posts

Australia’s Fish Library

Little Free Library for Dogs

Children’s Cat Academy on Saturday

home Staff news Library Management Team Action and Information Items 6/28/22

Library Management Team Action and Information Items 6/28/22

LMT 06.28.22 Information and Action Items

home Cycle of Success Steven Pryor Appointed Head of Digital Scholarship

Steven Pryor Appointed Head of Digital Scholarship

The MU Libraries are pleased to announce that Steven Pryor has been appointed head of Digital Scholarship. This new position will lead the newly created unit within the Research, Access and Instructional Services division. This unit will provide critical support and leadership for digital and open scholarship initiatives that advance the MU’s commitment to research excellence.

The Digital Scholarship Unit will provide leadership for developing and maintaining repository and publishing infrastructure to preserve, curate and host content created by MU scholars or owned by the MU Libraries and will be available to consult with librarians and scholars on the implementation and use of digital scholarly tools, methods and applications. In addition, the unit will work with library colleagues to advance open scholarship through advocacy and education in the areas of open access, open educational resources, research metrics and data management.

The formation of this new unit reflects our belief that digital scholarship, digital curation and preservation, and open scholarship are part of the critical infrastructure necessary to support scholarly research at a large research university.

Steven Pryor previously served at MU as digital scholarship librarian since 2018 and as the interim head of Digital Services since April 2021. Steven has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Southern Illinois University. Steven previously served as head of information and technology services (ITS) operations for the University of Washington Libraries. Before that he served as the ITS special projects librarian. Other previous positions include director of digital initiatives and technologies at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and technology manager for Saint Louis University Libraries.

home Staff news In the News

In the News

“Barry Garron, Former Chief TV Critic for the Hollywood Reporter, Dies at 72”
The Hollywood Reporter, June 23, 2022

Barry Garron’s campaign button collection is on display in Ellis Library.

home Staff news Employee Updates

Employee Updates

Danielle Gorman is transferring to the full-time LIS position in Digital Services, effective 07/11/2022. She will report to Steven Pryor.

Jara Anderson will be transferring to the full-time LIS Sr position in Vet Med, effective 07/18/2022. She will report to Rae Thudium.

home Staff news Grand Reading Room Ceiling to Be Repainted

Grand Reading Room Ceiling to Be Repainted

Some of you may have noticed that the paint is peeling off in several places on the domed ceiling in Room 201. Campus Facilities will be repainting the ceiling on July 18-21, 2022. Room 201 will be closed during that time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


home Resources and Services Updated: Changes to the Library Catalog on June 23

Updated: Changes to the Library Catalog on June 23

The University of Missouri Libraries are pleased to announce our new catalog interface, integrated with Discover @ MU, will go live on June 23, 2022. The new system will allow patrons to search books, journals, online resources and more in one platform. All items already checked out to patrons will migrate to the new system.

We will be transitioning to our new system from June 18-21, 2022. During this transition materials will be processed manually which may result in delays in updating your account and processing some requests and holds. We will make the necessary adjustments to dates to avoid fines or other fees.

Requests for materials not owned by MU Libraries may be made via the MOBIUS catalog or ILL@MU.

If you have any questions, please visit Ask the Librarians!