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Ellis Library Thanksgiving Hours

Ellis Library will have limited hours during the Thanksgiving Break. For a complete list of the hours of Ellis Library and the specialized library hours, visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

The Bookmark Cafe, which is run by Campus Dining Services, will be closed the entire week of Thanksgiving break. For a complete list of hours for Campus Dining Services locations, visit dining.missouri.edu/hours.

Monday to Tuesday (Nov. 22 to 23)…..7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday (Nov. 24)…..7:30am-5pm

Thursday to Saturday (Nov. 25 to 27)……Closed

Starting November 28th, Ellis Library will be 24/7 until December 17th.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

Got A Project You’re Proud Of? Submit to the Undergraduate Research Contest

If you are an undergraduate student who completed a research project in the last few semesters, you can submit your work to the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest.

You already did the hard work! Now just submit it; it’s so easy!

You submit your already-complete project as-is, and the only extra work is including a brief Research Process Statement with details about your research process.

A “research project” can be a traditional research paper, a musical composition, a work of art, a video, a web page, or other creative work.

Not sure what to submit? Check out past submissions for inspiration.

The deadline for submission of all materials is January 31, 2022. Winners will be announced in February 2022.

Contact Jennifer Walker if you have any questions: WalkerJE@missouri.edu

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Voice In: A project of the Digital Media and Innovation Lab

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.

In the first episode, Coffee Talks, we talk to junior Brooklyn Behrands about her coffee Instagram account, favorite place in Ellis Library and her insight on the best coffee shops in Columbia, including our very own Bookmark Cafe!

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

home Ellis Library, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Protect Yourself and Your Research from Predatory Journal Publishers

Protect Yourself and Your Research from Predatory Journal Publishers

Predatory publishing doesn’t just take advantage of authors by misrepresenting review, editorial, and fee structures. It also hinders access to the work itself, hurting the overall enterprise of research. The epidemic of predatory journals reached serious enough heights in 2016 that the Federal Trade Commission charged OMICS, one such publisher of hundreds of predatory journals, for its deceptive practices.

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” says Janice Dysart, Science Librarian and creator of the Where to Publish Your Research guide. “Be wary of these email solicitations from publishers trying to get you to submit articles to their journals.” She recommends using the Think Check Submit checklist to determine whether a publisher is legitimate.

Anyone can fall victim to predatory journal publishers. Jung Ha-Brookshire, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, and Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Textile and Apparel Management, relates her experience after a graduate student recommended a journal a few years ago. She says, “I didn’t think twice about it. We submitted our paper and got accepted without any revisions. Then they were asking us to send money somewhere in Pakistan.” She still didn’t realize what was happening because she hadn’t even heard of “predatory journals.”

That all changed about a year later when she learned of a list of predatory journals from her colleagues. “We found out that our journal was on that list,” she says. They tried to withdraw their work from the publication but couldn’t. Because the journal wasn’t legitimate, the article could only be found via the specific URL and not by searching, so they pulled the publication information from their CVs. Jung says, “We had to take that manuscript as a loss because we couldn’t even take that paper to other publishers since, technically, it is already published.”

After that experience, Jung now checks with her subject librarian, Noël Kopriva, every time she encounters a journal she hasn’t heard of, “no matter how good the website looks.” Jung advises, “Be careful with choosing the right journals. Do not get fooled by address, location, a beautiful website, and a wonderful set of editorial board names. Check with your librarian first when in doubt!”

For more information on how to spot predatory journal publishers, see our Where to Publish Your Research guide or contact your subject librarian

Originally published in 2018 by Jen Gravley, Research and Instruction Librarian

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services What Books Do You Like To Read?- Popular Reading Pilot at Mizzou Libraries

What Books Do You Like To Read?- Popular Reading Pilot at Mizzou Libraries

At Mizzou Libraries, we are launching a pilot program with the Daniel Boone Regional Library to provide popular reading material for Mizzou students.

We’d like to hear from you to help us stock this collection with books you most like to read.

You can take the survey here: https://bit.ly/3DT8OPu

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

24/7 Pickup Lockers Now Available

The MU Libraries are pleased to announce that contactless pickup lockers are now available at two locations on campus.

Users can choose Ellis Locker or Lottes Locker as their pickup location when requesting MU Libraries materials. Once the item is ready, users will receive an access code to pick up their items.

Patrons who select the pickup locker location will receive an email saying they have three days to pick up their library materials. At this time, only regular library items will be included in the pickup lockers; no equipment, reserve materials or ILL materials.

The Ellis Library locker is located inside the vestibule of the west entrance, which is near Speaker’s Circle. The Lottes Health Sciences Library locker is located in the Medical Science Building, just across the courtyard from the Medical Annex.

More information about the Lottes Health Sciences locker is available at https://library.muhealth.org/services/circulation/merlinmobius/merlinordering/.

Questions? Contact mulibrarycircdesk@missouri.edu.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Ellis Library Join Our Team: We Are Hiring Part-Time Safety Officers

Join Our Team: We Are Hiring Part-Time Safety Officers

Looking for a part-time position? We are hiring part-time Safety Officers to work at Ellis Library.

To apply, visit https://hiremizzoutigers.com/  and search for job #5355365.

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Ellis Library Open 24/5

Ellis Library will be open from noon on Sunday until midnight on Friday and from 8 am until midnight on October 3rd to November 27th.

  • Only students, faculty and staff with a valid ID will be allowed in the library from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Service hours, such as check-out and research, are not available during all hours the library is open.

Starting November 28th, Ellis Library will be open 24/7 until the last day of finals on December 16th.

For a complete list of all library hours, please visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Ellis Library, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Screen Sharing Monitors Now Available in Study Rooms

Screen Sharing Monitors Now Available in Study Rooms

Solstice monitors are now available in some study rooms in Ellis Library and the Health Sciences Library.

These monitors make it easier to share your screens (laptops, tablets, and phones) for better group collaboration.

Ellis Library:

  • 1st floor: 151E,151F, 151G
  • 2nd floor: 2E21
  • 3rd floor: 3G61, 3G62
  • 4th floor: 4B12

Health Sciences Library:

  • 306
  • 309
  • 324

Basic instructions for connection are displayed on the monitors, but you can access detailed instructions here.

Funds were provided by the Enhance Mizzou fee for the Libraries and DoIT.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

New and Improved Group Study Rooms

You asked and we delivered!

We’ve updated some of the group study rooms in Ellis Library, in addition to a few upgrades in the study rooms at the Health Sciences Library.

Thanks to the Enhance Mizzou fee for the Libraries and DoIT, some of our group study rooms have new:

  • Chairs
  • Study Tables
  • Whiteboards
  • Carpet

A more recent addition are our new solstice monitors for easier group collaboration. All you have to do is connect to TigerWifi on a laptop or an apple device, and once set up, you can start screen sharing instantly.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.