With the switch to remote learning after Thanksgiving Break, the Engineering Library & Technology Commons will have the following hours for the remainder of the fall semester:
November 30 – December 18:
Monday – Friday: 8-5
As always, we will be available via phone, email, chat, Zoom, and MUConnect. All the remote services you have come to rely on and enjoy will still be available as well as curbside pickup! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Online Event on Zoom
Though the Ioways were relative latecomers to present-day Missouri, their Oneota ancestors lived along the lower Missouri River prior to the arrival of Europeans. The decline of the Missouria people in the 1790s made room for the Ioways to move south into northern Missouri in the early 19th century. They remained there until the relinquished their claims to the land in a treaty with the U.S. in 1824. In 1836, they ceded their last claim to live in Missouri to the government and were forcibly removed to a reservation on the Kansas-Nebraska border. A portion of the Ioway Nation still lives in that location today.
Historian Greg Olson will talk about the Ioways origins, their culture and the role they played in the history of Missouri. He will also talk about the ways they have persevered and prospered as a people since leaving Missouri.
About the author
Greg Olson is an independent scholar living in Columbia, Missouri, who has been named a Center for Missouri Studies Fellow for 2020.
Olson is the author of six books about Native American history in Missouri. The Ioway in Missouri (2008), won the Missouri Humanities Council’s Governor’s Humanities Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement. His most recent book, Ioway Life: Reservation and Reform, 1837-1860 (2016) was named a Kansas Notable Book in 2017.
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The University of Missouri Libraries are dedicated to the development of a university community that is information literate. Our librarians offer expert research instruction across the disciplines in order to provide the MU community with the skills and knowledge to expertly identify, find and evaluate information.
Our instructional services are informed by the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. We believe that MU graduates should be able to:
- Identify problems important to society and the information needed to address them.
- Find existing sources of information on a topic.
- Evaluate the accuracy, validity and reliability of information presented in a wide variety of media.
- Conduct appropriately focused library, field or laboratory research.
- Analyze and synthesize information gathered, demonstrating strategic and logical reasoning skills.
- Demonstrate the understanding of costs, benefits and consequences of proposed resolutions to problems important to society.
- Organize information, data and ideas for further analysis and presentation.
Whether you’re teaching online or in-person, synchronously or asynchronously, it’s never too early to begin collaborating with your subject librarian on integrating information literacy instruction into your courses. Visit https://library.missouri.edu/instruction today to learn more about the variety of instructional services we offer.
When the Covid-19 pandemic caused the Mizzou Libraries to move to remote work, we were able to quickly pivot to providing remote services. Because the Libraries already work hard to serve the research needs of our students and faculty where they are, we were well positioned to continue providing remote services while coming up with new ways to provide the service that is usually in person. The above graphic highlights the amount of work that was done during the last half of the spring semester.
Our hours will be different the week of Thanksgiving:
Saturday 11/21: Closed
Sunday 11/22: Closed
Monday 11/23: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 11/24: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 11/25: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 11/26: Closed
Friday 11/27: Closed
Saturday 11/28: Closed
Sunday 11/29: Closed
University Libraries Hours
Be safe out there and enjoy your well deserved week off!
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.
University of Missouri Libraries is hosting a series* of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops online for Fall 2020. These 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.
Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) will be:
- Unix shell
*Scheduling note: a full Software Carpentry workshop is usually 2 days face-to-face, covering Shell, Git, and Python or R. We have temporarily moved these workshops online and have separated the lessons into shorter, weekly afternoon sessions. To receive the content equivalent to a full workshop, please register for a session of each lesson (Shell, Git, and Python or R) from the workshop calendar. More detailed scheduling information is available on each workshop registration page.
Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/?cid=35&ct=48115 for dates, information, and registration.
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 email@example.com.
We are so pleased to be open to patrons once again! For those patrons who do not feel comfortable coming into the library in person, we will still offer curbside pickup.
How does Engineering Library Curbside Pickup work?
Simply request your library material through the MERLIN catalog and choose “ENGR Library pickup” as your location. You will receive an email letting you know your hold is at the Engineering Library and ready for you to pick up. If you would prefer curbside, simply call 573-882-2379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pickup time. We will be open for curbside pickup M-F 11:00am – 1:00pm.
When you arrive at Lafferre, call the library at 573-882-2379 and we will arrange to bring your materials to your car. Please have your ID card out and ready to view – you can just show it to us through the window if you like. We will have your materials bagged up and ready to go. Please have your trunk open to ensure a contact-less delivery.
How long must I wait to pick up my books after I place the request/hold?
We will try as hard as possible to fill requests quickly. However, we are quarantining most library materials for a period of 3 days. This may lead to a longer than usual wait times.
Can I get books from other libraries?
Books from other libraries may be picked up via curbside pickup. This may take a few additional days due to quarantining of books and materials. If you wish to pick up these books from the library they reside in, please contact that library directly for specific details.
Whether you want research help in person while social distancing or remotely from the safety and comfort of your home, we will stay connected with you. While this semester is going to be a little different from what we are used to, know that we are still here for you! If you are visiting us in person, we will be in our offices with our masks on. Give us a wave to catch our attention if you need assistance.
These plans are subject to change, so check back here often for updates.
Fall Semester Hours (beginning November 20th):
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thanksgiving Break Hours (November 21 – November 29)
Monday – Wednesday: 8-5
- Face Coverings Required at all times.
- No Food. Drinks in approved containers will be allowed provided face coverings are replaced when finished drinking.
- No moving furniture. We have rearranged library seating to maintain 6’ and comply with social distancing requirements. As a result, our seating capacity is approximately 64. Please don’t move chairs and tables around.
- Study Rooms will be offline. In order to maintain social distancing, our study rooms will not be available this semester.
- Library materials will be quarantined for 3 days. This means it might take longer to get library materials than you are used to. No late fees will be charged due to materials being in quarantine.
- Class Reserves will be limited to electronic only. In the event you need something that is not already available as an e-reserve, please contact us. We are here to help!
- Equipment checkout have resumed. Equipment will checkout for the same periods as before, we will sanitize equipment prior to returning them to circulation.
- Patrons who are disrespectful, are not wearing face coverings, are not wearing face coverings properly (covering mouth AND nose), move furniture, or engage in group study without maintaining social distancing will be asked to leave the library.
Curbside Pickup Available
The University Libraries are currently offering curbside pickup of library materials. This will continue to be an option for the fall semester.