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Affordable & Open Educational Resources Team Consultation Available Now

Are you ready to explore more affordable textbook options for your students? Do you need help customizing existing OER or creating and sharing your open materials? Request a team consultation! We can match you with MU librarians, instructional designers, and bookstore administrators who can guide you through the process of locating, evaluating, and using affordable and open educational resources. Click here to request a team consultation.

Do you want to know more about OER before diving into planning for your course? You can meet with your subject librarian one-on-one or if you would like to recruit a few colleagues to join you, we’ll create a custom OER workshop for your group that will help you know more about how to find, create and use high-quality OER. Contact Jeannette Pierce, associate university librarian for research, access & instructional services, at piercejea@missouri.edu for more information.

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Stay Connected with the Mizzou Libraries: Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Whether you want research help in person or remotely, the Mizzou Libraries will stay connected with you! To find out everything the Mizzou Libraries can do to help you, subscribe to one of our newsletters. The Mizzou Libraries want you to have a successful spring semester!

Book A Librarian For Research Help

Whether you are starting your first research project or have written a dozen articles, you can benefit from a consultation with a librarian. It’s free and you can book online in advance according to your schedule.

Librarians can meet with you virtually or in-person.

MU Students can use Canvas to schedule an appointment via MU Connect* and meet with the librarian assigned to your class.

MU Faculty and Staff can fill out the form to schedule an appointment.

*What is MU Connect, and how do you use it? Watch this short video to find out and make an appointment today.

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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 Gateway Carousel, Resources and Services AM Explorer Primary Source Collection Now Available

AM Explorer Primary Source Collection Now Available

The MU Libraries are pleased to announce a new two-year license for access to the entire AM Explorer online primary source collection from Adam Matthews. AM Explorer’s digitized archival collections are vast in geographical and temporal scope, and may be browsed by geography, genre, or subject. Even handwritten sources are searchable using handwriting analysis.

Collection titles include:

  • American Indian Newspapers;
  • Service Newspapers of World War Two;
  • Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings;
  • Gender: Identity and Social Change; and
  • many more.

Researchers and instructors are encouraged to search, explore and create high quality class projects based on these collections.

The MU Libraries’ AM Explorer license uses an innovative Evidence Based Acquisition model. At the end of the two-year license, librarians will assess usage and seek faculty input to purchase ongoing access to the most valuable collections for our campus.

home Gateway Carousel, Workshops Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2023
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Register for online workshop.

Hey, undergraduates and grad students: set yourself up for success with this introduction to the University of Missouri Libraries! Get the basics on our locations, services, and collections, and learn some handy tips, tricks, and tools for getting started with college-level research. Ask questions, get answers!

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

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Maximizing Your Research Identity & Impact

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Time: 12:30- 1:30pm
Register for online workshop.

Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

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

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Welcome to Mara Inge

The MU Libraries are pleased to announce that Mara Inge has been hired as the electronic resources and discovery librarian. Mara has a Master of Library and Information Science and a Bachelor of Arts in art history and archaeology from the University of Missouri. She worked as a senior library information specialist at the MU Engineering Library and Technology Commons since 2018. Before that, Mara was a document control coordinator at the MU Research Reactor.

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PowerNotes: Organize and Write While You Research

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location: 114A Ellis Library
Register for workshop.

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 and 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 or check one out at the Ellis Library Circulation Desk to use during the session.

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

Got a Project You’re Proud Of? Submit to the Undergraduate Research Contest

If you are an undergraduate student who completed a research project in the last few semesters, you can submit your work to the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest.

You already did the hard work! Now just submit it; it’s so easy!

You submit your already-complete project as-is, and the only extra work is including a brief Research Process Statement with details about your research process.

A “research project” can be a traditional research paper, a musical composition, a work of art, a video, a web page, or other creative work.

Not sure what to submit? Check out past submissions for inspiration.

The deadline for submission of all materials is January 31, 2023. Winners will be announced in February 2023.

Contact Jennifer Walker if you have any questions: WalkerJE@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 Spring 2023 Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference Call for Proposals

Spring 2023 Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference Call for Proposals

Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2023

The Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference invites you to share your research, ideas and best practices for using, creating or adapting A&OER.

The theme of this year’s conference will be Strengthening Teaching and Learning Through OER and will focus on faculty/instructor experiences adopting and adapting OER, creative uses for OER in the classroom, the impact of OER on student outcomes, open practice and pedagogy. The Conference will be held virtually on March 9, 2023. Click here for more information.

Proposals: We welcome proposals for presentations, breakout sessions, panel discussions, and roundtables from faculty, librarians, instructional designers, students, and any other educator or constituent involved in creating, using, or adapting Affordable and Open Educational Resources. Proposals should keep the conference theme in mind, however, you are encouraged to shape your proposed sessions to present your unique experiences with A&OER. We strongly encourage you to actively engage your session participants with a hands-on activity or by providing them with other materials they can use.

Submission Details
• The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2023.
• Proposals should include: Title; Abstract (approximately 250 words); Audience Learning Outcomes; and Information for each speaker (name, title, institution, short bio, and email address)
Proposals can be submitted here.
• Submissions will be evaluated on their relevance and ability to contribute to the theme of Strengthening Teaching and Learning Through OER.
• The Conference Planning Committee will notify presenters of their decision by February 15, 2023.

If you have any questions please contact Christina Virden, MOBIUS, christina@mobiusconsortium.org, or Scott Curtis, University of Missouri Kansas City, curtissa@umkc.edu.