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PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
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Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Online viz Aoom
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The PowerNotes browser extension allows you to automatically capture text, take notes, and export citations in an outline format, all without ever leaving the article PDF or website you’re currently reading. Designed to seamlessly integrate research into writing, the outline you build in PowerNotes while researching can be exported into either a Word document or Excel file (perfect for those systematic review tables). This workshop will focus on learning the basics of PowerNotes, identifying ways that it can make your research and writing easier. It will also briefly touch on ways this tool can be used for instruction, helping guide your students through interaction with readings and source material.

Please bring your laptop if you are attending the in person session.

Where to Publish Your Research

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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You’ve done the research; now make sure your work gets noticed and makes an impact! Learn how to identify publishing venues, evaluate journals, and avoid “predatory publishers,” so that your research gets the visibility it deserves.

Presented by Janice Dysart, Research and Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries.

New Database: Early American Newspapers Series II

MU Libraries is pleased to provide access to Early American Newspapers Series II.

Early American Newspapers Series II adds coverage our existing access and now covers 1690-1900. Images and full-content access to historic newspapers from the 18th to mid-19th Century, based on the collections of the American Antiquarian Society, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and 90 other institutions, from every region of the United States.

If you have questions about the database or how to use it, contact your librarian at ask@missouri.libanswers.com.

 

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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.

Algorithms, Big Data and Bias

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
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Algorithms are computer code written by people, and humans can unknowingly introduce bias into their programming. These algorithms determine the results in your Google searches, shopping results and even in library databases. Results are ordered by “relevance” according to the rules set by these algorithms. Algorithms determine who should get hired, our ability to get a mortgage, and what type of political news we see on our social media feed. Learn how they affect your decisions and how you can combat their influence.

Presented by Sandy Schiefer, Journalism Research & Digital Access Librarian

Visit library.missouri.edu/workshops for a complete list of library workshops.

Engineering Library Fall Hours

The Engineering Library & Technology Commons will have the following hours for Fall Semester 2022:

August 22nd – December 18th:

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1pm – 10pm

We will be closed Saturday, September 3rd – Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day holiday.

Please check our hours page for current library hours.

We are available via email at eltc@missouri.edu and our Ask A Librarian page.

 

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and works with the Department of Energy microfiche collection.

Workshops @ Your Library – Software and Data Carpentry

Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry workshops return for Fall 2022! We have also added some Data Carpentry workshops this time, too! The format and Python or R content is similar, but instead of Unix Shell and Version Control lessons, Data Carpentry workshops have lessons on collecting and organizing data, cleaning messy data, and manipulating/retrieving data via SQL. Check each workshop’s registration page for information on the content of that workshop.

These 2-day hands-on workshops will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with code (Python or R), version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Pre-registration is required.

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Christina Pryor Appointed Director of Health Sciences Library and Associate University Librarian for Specialized Libraries

Christina Pryor has been appointed Director of Health Sciences Library and Associate University Librarian for Specialized Libraries, effective June 1, 2022. She has served admirably in her interim roles at the University of Missouri, and we welcome her permanent status at the Libraries. Chris joined the Libraries in 2018 as the Missouri Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine, and she began overseeing Health Sciences Library operations in December, 2019.

This position is a leadership role within the University Libraries, including oversight for libraries in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and the Missouri School of Journalism. As an AUL, she also serves as a member of the Libraries Management Team.

Chris brings excellent experience and skills to this position. She came to the University of Missouri in 2018 from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library in Seattle, where she served as the assistant director and community health education coordinator. Her previous positions include consulting and education services manager for Amigos Library Services, reference manager for the St. Louis County Library System, and medical research librarian for Covidien/Mallinckrodt. Over her entire career, she has worked to emphasize the importance of health information to a wide variety of constituents. She has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Pryor is active in state, regional and national professional organizations. She is currently serving as President of the Reference and User Services Association, a division of ALA.

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Cycle of Success: Inge Creates DOE Index

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  englib@missouri.edu with any questions about DOE conference proceedings.

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Remote Group Study Tools

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.

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and works with the Department of Energy microfiche collection.

Overdue Library Books

When we closed rather abruptly in March, we instructed everyone to hang onto their library books as we didn’t have a safe way for you to return them.  Now that we’ve been back up and running for a while, we’ve got it all figured out!  If you have any overdue library books lying around, please return them to the book drop outside of the Engineering Library.  Starting October 1st, you will begin to see our typical courtesy notices in your email.  Don’t panic! We’re just asking that you return your books as soon as you can.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns please email us at eltc@missouri.edu.

Mara Inge

Mara Inge is a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Engineering Library. She specializes in outreach activities and works with the Department of Energy microfiche collection.