home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Race and University Life: Readings for MU Faculty and Staff

Race and University Life: Readings for MU Faculty and Staff

Back in November 2015, Race and University Life: Readings for MU Faculty and Staff, was created as a response to anti-racist activism at the University of Missouri. This guide is often updated to continue to contribute to the anti-racism conversation on campus and in the United States.

In this guide, you will find resources listed under the following categories:

  • Narratives– either firsthand accounts of racism as it is experienced by racial minorities in the United States, or journalistic reports and editorials from popular media.
  • Studies- there are hundreds of studies examining various aspects of racism and how people deal with it. These are selected for strength of method, readability by the educated nonspecialist, suggested solutions.
  • Books- authors of these studies are scholars in the fields of economics, geography, history, journalism, law and sociology.
  • Statistics- includes both statistics related to race and racism at Mizzou and beyond Missouri.
  • Underrepresented Groups at Mizzou- this includes histories, periodicals, and resources from our student unrest and activism collection in the University Archives.
  • Podcasts, Video, and Social Media- recommendations of non-book resources as well as links to prominent black voices on social media
  • Supporting Local- a list of black owned businesses in Columbia, Missouri.

This guide is a curated list of resources, not just for information related to Mizzou, but for information related to race and racism beyond the Mizzou campus. Not everything on this guide is behind a paywall. If there is a resource you cannot access, we encourage you to look at your local and university library or local bookstore.

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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 Cycle of Success, Ellis Library Mathew Swan Awarded the University of Missouri Libraries Visionary Leadership Award

Mathew Swan Awarded the University of Missouri Libraries Visionary Leadership Award

Congratulations to Mathew Swan for receiving the first University of Missouri Libraries Visionary Leadership Award!

Mathew served on the University Libraries Student Advisory Council, both as a representative and ultimately, chair of the council.  With his role on the council, Mathew provided important input to the Libraries about the needs and concerns of students in regards to library spaces and services. His participation in two student vision projects, including trips to academic libraries in other states, was vital in creating student vision documents that are a guiding force for student-focused goals in the Libraries’ strategic planning.

Quoting a letter written by the previous council advisor, “in addition to his library advocacy, his work as director of Tiger Pantry has made it significantly easier for the campus community to access quality food. Through his work with the Libraries, OER, and Tiger Pantry, Matt has consistently and effectively broken down barriers in order to improve student access to resources. Often working quietly behind the scenes, students may not know just how much Matt has done for them. And, the kind of guy he is, Matt probably doesn’t mind that they don’t know.”

We are thankful for Mathew’s leadership during his time at Mizzou. We will miss him dearly and know the world will benefit from his capacity to lead from a place of empathy and dedication to equity.

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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, Events and Exhibits, Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books Student-curated exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance now on view in Ellis Library

Student-curated exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance now on view in Ellis Library

This exhibit was created by students enrolled in the Honors College Freshman Colloquium entitled “The Harlem Renaissance in Art, Literature, and Film (Gn. Hon. 2120H) under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Hornbeck. Each student selected a book, journal, or other item from the Harlem Renaissance to include in this exhibit and wrote a brief description of their selection. Materials on view include art, illustrations, literature, poetry, journalism, and more. If you can’t make it to Ellis to see the students’ exhibit, check out their class website.

Dr. Hornbeck's class

 

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Kelli Hansen

Kelli Hansen is head of the Special Collections and Rare Books department.

home Ellis Library, Resources and Services Quiet Study Space with Computers Available During Finals

Quiet Study Space with Computers Available During Finals

Looking for a quiet study space with access to computers. Check out room 213 and 4D11 of Ellis Library. The rooms will be available from the morning of Friday, December 6, to the afternoon of Friday, May 13.

You can find a complete list of library study spaces at http://library.missouri.edu/about/studyspaces/.

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Ellis Library Extended Hours for Finals

Ellis Library will be open continuously until Friday, December 13 at 7 pm. For additional information about service hours and specialized library hours, visit library.missouri.edu/hours.

Article request services unavailable Tuesday November 26

Due to a software upgrade, article requesting via FindIt@MU and Illiad will not be available Tuesday, November 26.

Urgent article requests can be emailed to ellisi@missouri.edu during the outage:

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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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Thanksgiving Hours at Ellis Library

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 from November 23 to November 30. For a complete list of hours for Campus Dining Services locations, visit dining.missouri.edu/hours.

Ellis Library Hours, November 23 to December 1

Saturday (Nov. 23)…..10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday (Nov. 24)……Closed

Monday (Nov. 25)…..7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tues (Nov. 26)…..7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wed (Nov. 27)…..7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thurs (Nov. 28)……Closed

Fri (Nov. 29)…..Closed

Sat (Nov. 30)…..10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sun (Dec. 1)…..Noon to 12 a.m. (Return to 24 hour schedule)

home Ellis Library, Workshops U Publish @ Your Library: How to Publish Your Research

U Publish @ Your Library: How to Publish Your Research

Date:  October 3, 2019
Time:  3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Place:  114A Ellis Library

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Join us for a presentation and panel discussion on scholarly publishing, moderated by Daniel Ascher, from the academic publisher Springer Nature.

Panelists:

  • Jung Ha-Brookshire
    Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences
    Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Textile and Apparel Management
    Book author: Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry
    Editorial board member: Fashion & Textiles
  • Harvey S. James, Jr.
    Professor, Associate Division Director & Director of Graduate Studies, Division of Applied Social Sciences
    Editor-in-Chief, Agriculture and Human Values
    Book editor:  Ethical Tensions from New Technology: The Case of Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Shibu Jose
    Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources &
    interim Director, MO Agricultural Experiment Station
    Editor-in-Chief, Agroforestry Systems
    Book editor: Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution

Topics include:

  • Journal selection
  • Submission process
  • Working with editors
  • Collaborating with authors from different institutions
  • Open access publishing

Refreshments will be provided.

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Rare Materials Essential to Understanding History

Colton Ochsner, a history doctoral student at MU, does research on the origins of fantasy and science fiction films in modern German history. Colton chose the German cinema as his concentration because German films have become very influential. “They made a lot of movies that have spread across the world and influenced film, especially to America. Anything from Blade Runner to Star Wars has been inspired in some way by a lot of these older movies, especially visually. I have been drawn to these older movies in particular because I have known about the occult and I have seen it working in these movies and yet no scholar has pointed it out,” he said.

Knowing how specialized his research could be, Colton sought the help of Ellis librarians. “My research wouldn’t be possible without the librarians help because the books and movies from this era require Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to access them,” Colton said.

“The research Colton is doing on film and esoteric groups in Germany in the 1920s requires materials that are pretty sparse and many have not survived World War II and post-war disruptions,” said Anne Barker, humanities librarian. Anne is also fluent in German and how German libraries are structured, which makes it easier to fulfill Colton’s research requests. Anne helped Colton with deciphering references as he was trying to locate books and articles often with incomplete information. Anne said, “We’re so used to finding things online, it’s easy to forget that many things have not yet been digitized or indexed well.”

Since 2013, the ILL department processed more than 1,200 ILL requests for Colton. Oi-Chi (Ivy) Hui, head of ILL borrowing, works with Colton to fulfill the obscure requests. “It’s teamwork,” Ivy said. She has requested materials for Colton from Germany, France, Switzerland, Canada and throughout the United States. “Since these requests were not processed through the system, tracking correspondence manually and signing papers for copyright compliance is a challenge. Some of these materials took months before they got here,” Ivy said.

“The basic related teachings of the occult during this time-period that includes writings and images are important because in Germany people associated images, ideas and emotions with films,” Colton said. The research materials gave Colton the confirmation he needed. During his research, Colton found a poster from a 1919 film. While looking at the poster, he discovered the name of a book he had never heard. It turns out only two libraries in the world had the book. “It was a piece of pulp fiction literature from 1919. It was only published because it was going to be used to make an action and adventure movie,” he stated. Ivy was able to find the obscure book with the minimal information available and successfully filled the request.

With Anne and Ivy’s help, Colton continues to work on his research with a projected graduation date of 2023.

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.

Article written by Christina Mascarenas

 

 

home Ellis Library, Workshops Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library

Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library

For a complete schedule of workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

Getting Started with EndNote
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Register for in-person workshop
Tuesday, September 24
11 a.m.–Noon

Publishing an Academic Book: What Authors Need to Know
Location: 114A Ellis Library
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Register for online workshop
Tuesday, September 24
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Mendeley
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Register for in-person workshop
Wednesday, September 25
3:15–4:15 p.m.

Getting Started with Zotero
Location: 213 Health Sciences Library
Register for in-person workshop
Thursday, September 26
3:15–4:15 p.m.

Getting Started with Zotero
Location: 213 Ellis Library
Register for in-person workshop
Friday, September 27
1–2 p.m.

 

Need a different date or time? Groups of five or more can request additional sessions of these workshops at:
library.missouri.edu/workshops
Workshop recordings at:
libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials