home Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services Ellis Library Opens at 4 PM on Sunday Due to a Scheduled Water Outage

Ellis Library Opens at 4 PM on Sunday Due to a Scheduled Water Outage

Ellis Library will experience a water outage on Sunday, October 24, as part of the Hitt Street steam tunnel project. The building will open at 4:00 pm that day instead of noon to accommodate the outage. Ellis Library will be open on Monday as usual, but we will be under a boil advisory that day. Water during the boil advisory can be used for restrooms and washing hands, but is not to be used for drinking. Water fountains (including bottle fillers) will be available after the boil advisory is lifted on Tuesday morning, October 26 (probably after 9:00 am). The Bookmark Café menu will also be limited during the boil advisory.

You may find that the water on Tuesday has a slight cloudy or brown appearance. This is due to sediments in the pipeline, but the water is safe to drink.

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Get Involved with Open Access

International Open Access Week is October 25 – 31! This year’s theme is It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.

Heard about Open Access? Now, go a step further and explore your Open Access options:

  • Identify OA journals in your subject area.
  • Explore subject-oriented open repositories.
  • Read the OA policies of journals or publishers for which you edit or review.
  • Check out the attention received by your department in MOSpace, thanks to Open Access. Click on your school/department, scroll to the bottom, and click on “show statistical information.”
  • Install the Open Access or unpaywall buttons for easy access to OA articles.
  • Read how to optimize student publishing.
  • Connect with the OpenCon community.

What is your next step?

Questions about Open Access? Check out our guide or contact your Subject Specialist.

home Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services Help the Libraries Plan for the Future

Help the Libraries Plan for the Future

The MU Libraries are currently engaged in space planning projects in Ellis Library and the specialized libraries. Our goal is to support the needs of the campus community in the years ahead. To aid in our planning, the Libraries are seeking input from MU students, faculty and staff. Survey participants will be asked to respond to questions regarding how they want to use the library and the relative importance of specific space improvement goals.

The survey will take around five minutes to complete. You will also have the option to leave additional comments. Thank you so much for your time and input.

Fill out the MU Libraries Space Planning Survey here.

For more information on library space planning please visit the University Libraries Space Planning webpage.

If you would like more information about the survey, please contact Jeannette Pierce at piercejea@missouri.edu.

Recent Webinar Recordings

Looking for open access resources? Don’t know how to start your research? Need help navigating the libraries or learning how to use a new technology? Check out our webinar recordings, available on our MU Libraries YouTube channel. 

See some of our most recent ones below:

 

home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops U Publish @ Your Library: Open Access at MU

U Publish @ Your Library: Open Access at MU

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register for online workshop.

The open access publishing model grants readers free and open online access to scholarly information. Learn how open access works and how the University of Missouri Libraries support scholars who want to publish their research in open-access journals.

home Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel, 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

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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 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 Events and Exhibits, Gateway Carousel Perspectives of Pickard: Points of Connection with MU’s Pickard Hall and the Legacy of Dr. John Pickard

Perspectives of Pickard: Points of Connection with MU’s Pickard Hall and the Legacy of Dr. John Pickard

John Pickard (1858–1937)
Pickard Hall (1892–202?)

After gracing Francis Quadrangle for nearly 130 years, Pickard Hall is coming down. This iconic figure, one of the oldest buildings on campus, has seen a complex and multifaceted history. From its beginning as a chemistry hall to the home of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, it is situated in a legacy of learning despite contamination from the early activities it housed. As Pickard Hall is being dismantled, I seek to commemorate its many angles of beauty, and also to gain perspective of the life and legacy of the man for whom it was named.

About the exhibitor:
Erin M. Price is an Artist, Educator, and Doctoral Candidate in the College of Education and Human Development. Her work explores the power of place and the complexity of relationships which connect people and spaces across time. Like Pickard, Erin sees the value of public art, and also the power of public discourse which artmaking and art viewing can incite. She seeks to broaden the conversation about historical narratives, inclusivity, and how we might use art and art history to care for each other in the present, across a plurality of perspectives and experiences.

Special thanks to Dr. Cathy Callaway (MU Museum of Art & Archaeology) and Dr. Anne Stanton (School of Visual Studies) for their help with this project.

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 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 Events and Exhibits, Gateway Carousel Political Campaign Buttons on Display in Ellis Library

Political Campaign Buttons on Display in Ellis Library

The Sandi and Barry Garron Campaign collection represents a lifetime of collecting by 1971 University of Missouri Political Science and Journalism alumnus Barry Garron. Garron is the former president of the Television Critics Association and is a longtime reporter and television critic for the Kansas City Star, The Hollywood Reporter and numerous other publications. He is also a prolific collector of presidential campaign buttons, something he has done for most of his life. In 2021, he donated the entire collection to the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs.

The collection spans the presidential election of 1896, the first with campaign buttons, through the 1996 presidential election, with some buttons from more recent elections. Garron said that he felt like a century’s worth of buttons was a good goal and he has certainly accomplished it. The collection includes buttons for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, as well as third party candidates. The buttons both promote and oppose the candidates. Looking at the collection is a colorful, dynamic and fascinating way to learn about the political history of the 20th century in the United States.