Due to the scheduled electrical outage on the west side of Lafferre, the Engineering Library & Technology Commons will be closed Wednesday June 1st. We’re still here for you! We will offer remote services during this time. Contact us at email@example.com from 8am – 5pm or use the “Ask The Librarians” chat box on our home page any time.
The MU Libraries are excited to announce a new library catalog, integrated with Discover@MU, that will launch on June 15. This new system will allow you to search for books, journals, and more all from one search box.
In preparation for the change, the circulation functions will be down June 10-14. Some delays may be possible when checking out library materials. Please consult with the Checkout and Information Desk. Requests for materials not owned by MU Libraries may be made at
If you have any questions, please visit Ask the Librarians!
The MU Libraries in partnership with MOBIUS invite you to a faculty workshop on Wednesday, June 15 at 1 p.m. Registration required.
- Learn: Become familiar with open textbooks and the benefits they can bring to student learning, faculty pedagogical practice and social justice on campus.
- Engage: Explore a book and share your expertise by writing a review of an open textbook.
After you graduate, the University Libraries will still be here to serve you. To find out more about the resources available to alumni, visit Library Resources for Alumni.
All of us at the University Libraries, wish you the very best in your future endeavors!
The Central and West Stacks in Ellis Library will be closed this summer due to a window repair project. If you need materials that are located in the Central or West Stacks, you may request the materials online or ask for help at the Checkout and Information Desk, which is located on the north side (close to Lowry Mall) of the 1st floor. Here are the call numbers that will be affected:
P to PG
*PH to PQ2999
QL to QR
R to VM
Z to ZA
353.9 to 999
Juvenile Fiction and Non-Fiction
We apologize for any noise or other inconvenience that occur while we work on some much-needed improvements to the library. Please contact Shannon Cary at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
*Some of these books will be unavailable during this project. They may be borrowed from MOBIUS or traditional Interlibrary Loan.
The Engineering Library & Technology Commons will have the following hours from May 15th – August 21st:
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Monday May 16th: Closed due to planned power outage
Monday May 30th – Memorial Day: Closed
Monday June 20th – Juneteenth: Closed
Monday July 4th: Closed
Books from University Libraries may be returned any time we are closed using the Book Return located right outside of the library.
For a detailed list of hours, please visit University Libraries Hours
Have a fun and safe summer Tigers! We’ll see you in the fall.
Deborah Ward, the interim vice provost for Libraries and University Librarian since 2019, has been appointed to the permanent position, effective May 1.
For nearly twenty-five years, Ward has tirelessly served Mizzou in a variety of roles: Director of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library and Veterinary Medical Library (1997-2021), Interim Associate Director for Research and Information Services (2009-2013), Associate University Librarian for Specialized Libraries (2017-2019), and Interim Vice Provost for Libraries and Interim University Librarian (2019-Present).
During her time as Interim Vice Provost for Libraries, Ward supported students and faculty during the campus closure for COVID-19; built on her vision to integrate the e-learning experience of students with e-resources from the Libraries; participated actively in the campus space reduction initiative; and found ways to bring the teaching collection of the School of Visual Studies into various spaces in Ellis Library. Most recently, she led a team effort to secure a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which will fund the renovation of the Ellis Library West Stacks. This renovation project was recommended through a formal feasibility study, is foundational to further renovations, and points to the need for a forward-looking library space master plan. She regularly works with faculty groups, students, and campus administrators to align library spaces, collections, and services with their stated priorities.
Prior to being named interim vice provost, Ward served as the Director of the Health Sciences Library, where she promoted the adoption of electronic information delivery to the hospitals and clinics, clinical librarian services, and the integration of evidence-based information into health care delivery. She was key to the development of a digital library to support rural healthcare providers in Missouri, and she created a new health research librarian position for the HSL. Ward also promoted strong outreach in the state through the HSL’s participation as a Library Partner in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Ward received an AB from Eastern Kentucky University in German; an MA from Eastern Kentucky University in Education, with a library science emphasis; and an MSLS from the University of Kentucky in Library Science.
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Register for online workshop.
Creative Commons licenses give everyone a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for their creative works, and allow others to copy, share, and customize those works. Learn the basics of the six CC licenses, how to apply those licenses to your own creative works, and how to find CC-licensed images, videos, music, and other media that you can use in your classes, projects, and research.
Presented by Joe Askins, Head of Instructional Services at the University of Missouri Libraries.
Mara Inge, a senior library information specialist in the Engineering Library and Technology Commons (ELTC), has created a master index of all 36,729 conference proceedings titles from the Engineering Library and Technology Commons’ Department of Energy (DOE) uncatalogued microfiche collection. Prior to Mara’s project, the only way to locate a fiche was to look for a title in the Office of Scientific and Technical Information’s (OSTI) database of DOE information, visit ELTC or another library with DOE fiche, open a cabinet drawer, and start searching. Stephen Pryor, digital scholarship librarian, provided technical assistance with the project.
In addition to all of the titles that she entered into the index, Mara also entered metadata for proceedings not previously in the OSTI database—about 1104 titles that, for all practical purposes, were not findable online at all. Her work is a wonderful way to promote this hidden collection.
The MU Libraries plan to make the index available for searching; meanwhile, please email Mara at email@example.com with any questions about DOE conference proceedings.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, our group study rooms are offline for the semester. But we know you still want and need to study together, so here are a few resources you may use for remote group work.
Visit Keep Learning on the University of Missouri System website to find information about using Canvas, Zoom and more.
In addition, Microsoft 365 provides a suite of cloud-based applications. This includes Microsoft Teams, which is a collaboration tool designed to allow groups of people to work together on an initiative. Learn more at this webinar.
Additional apps are also available through Teams, including the project management tool Trello.
Starting this fall, all UM System faculty, staff and students have access to Google Apps for Higher Education (G Suite).
Mizzou students have access to a variety of online tools so they can choose the tools that will work best for them.
In addition, Ellis library has set up two rooms – 114 and 114A for socially-distanced group work.