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Journalism Door Replacement Project Expected to Start July 15

A renovation project to replace the Journalism Library’s main glass door with a door that meets the ADA requirements for accessibility is scheduled for July 15. The project is expected to be completed by August 5. This schedule is subject to change, and the Journalism Library will provide updates as needed.

During this time, the Journalism Library will be closed. All virtual services will be available, but the Journalism Library print collection will not be available for circulation because it will not be physically accessible. If you have any questions, contact Vera Elwood at velwood@missouri.edu.

2024 MU Remembers: Honor with Books

This year’s MU Remembers ceremony, commemorating students, faculty and staff who have passed away in the last year, will be held Friday, April 5. A book in remembrance of each honoree will be added to the University of Missouri Libraries’ collection. Commemorative bookplates are placed inside the books, and honorees’ names are placed on the books’ library catalog records. More information about our Honor with Books program can be found here.

The honorees’ names and the books selected in their memory are listed below.

Students

Carol Bennett: Johnson, M. (2023). A space for us : a guide for leading Black, indigenous, and people of color affinity groups. Beacon Press.

Colin Bruhn: Robinson, J., Gonzales, D and Edwards, G. (2024). MCU : the reign of Marvel Studios (First edition). Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Kennedy Carter: Richardson, B. (Ed.). (2023). Pediatric primary care : practice guidelines for nurses (Fifth edition). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Jack Crader: Sports illustrated : the football vault : great writing from the pages of Sports illustrated. (2023). Triumph Books.

Sam DeSmit: Parah, S. A., Hurrah, N. N., and Khan, E. (Eds.). (2023). Intelligent multimedia signal processing for smart ecosystems. Springer.

Caroline Dill: Ray, D. C. (2023). Playful education: using play therapy strategies to elevate your classroom. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Noah Marker: Winston, W. L., Nestler, S. and Pelechrinis, K. (2022). Mathletics: how gamblers, managers, and fans use mathematics in sports (2nd edition). Princeton University Press.

Brencton “Bo” Moreland: Chadwick, A. L. (2023). Part-time soldiers : reserve readiness challenges in modern military history. University Press of Kansas.

Riley Strain: Springer, C. (Ed.) (2021). America’s Bountiful Waters: 150 Years of Fisheries Conservation and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Stackpole Books.

Staff
Dale Himmelberg: Hoffstot, D. B. (2023). A farm life: observations from fields and forests. Stackpole Books.

Gary Johnson: Second, W. (2009). Dog painting: a history of the dog in art (Second edition). Antique Collectors’ Club.

Bhaskar Katram: Parekh, R., Al-Mateen, C. S., Lisotto, M. J., and Carter, R. D. (Eds.). (2021). Cultural psychiatry with children, adolescents, and families (First edition). American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

Paula Lear: Barton, G. (2023). Don’t get a job… make a job : inventive career models for next-gen creatives. Laurence King Design.

Michelle Olson: Xhignesse, M.-A. (2023). Aesthetics: 50 puzzles, paradoxes, and thought experiments. Routledge.

Brenda Pipes: Friedman, D. (2023). Let’s get physical: how women discovered exercise and reshaped the world. G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Kathy Reimler: Newitz, A. (2021). Four lost cities : a secret history of the urban age (First edition.). W. W. Norton & Company.

Frances “Fran” Reynolds: Earle, J. (Ed.). (2023). Radical clay : contemporary women artists from Japan (First edition.). Art Institute of Chicago.

Sandy Schiefer: Biswal, S. K. and Kulkarni, A.J. (2024). Exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and journalism: the emergence of a new journalistic paradigm. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Kimberly Towain: McCallum, J. (2024). The real Hoosiers: Crispus Attucks High School, Oscar Robertson, and the hidden history of hoops (First edition). Hachette Books.

Stacy Wilder: Paula, S., & Brymer, E. (Eds.). (2023). Adventure psychology: going knowingly into the unknown. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian to Retire

Deb Ward, Vice Provost and University Librarian

Deb Ward has served for more than 25 years in a variety of roles

University of Missouri Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Latha Ramchand announced today that Deb Ward, the vice provost for MU Libraries and University librarian, will retire on May 31, 2024. Ward’s more than 25-year career has spanned key roles, culminating in her appointment as interim and then permanent vice provost for MU Libraries and University librarian.

Before accepting the position of vice provost, Ward served as the director of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library. During her tenure, Ward played a pivotal role in advancing the integration of electronic information delivery into health care, introducing clinical librarian services, and promoting the use of evidence-based information in healthcare delivery.

As the leader of MU Libraries, Ward navigated challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring uninterrupted library services while implementing safety protocols and managing a shutdown. Additionally, Ward spearheaded strategic space planning initiatives for Ellis Library, serving as the project director for an NEH challenge grant aimed at upgrading the West Stacks for Ellis Library to create a permanent location for distinctive collections.

One of Ward’s enduring legacies is her unwavering commitment to tailoring library services to meet the evolving needs of students and faculty throughout her years at MU.

“It has been an honor to serve the MU community and contribute to the growth and evolution of our libraries,” Ward said. “I am grateful for the opportunities and support I’ve received throughout my career. As I step into retirement, I look forward to witnessing the continued success and innovation of MU Libraries under new leadership.”

The university will commence a national search for a new vice provost for Libraries, with the desired start date of June 1, 2024. A number of constituent groups will be contacted for input and feedback on potential search committee members.

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Publish For Free (Or for a Discounted Price) in These Journals and Keep Your Author Rights

Mizzou Libraries has agreements with several publishers to offer discounts and author processing charge support for the following journals.

Want to lean more? Talk with your Subject Specialist about open access in your area.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals
The American Chemical Society offers a discounted open access fee to MU affiliates since MU is a Subscribing Institution. Members of ACS receive an additional discount. ACS Open Access Fee Chart

Astronomy & Astrophysics: A European Journal
Starting in 2022,  the EDP Sciences journal Astronomy & Astrophysics will be published under the Subscribe to Open (S20) model.  MU affiliated corresponding authors can publish their articles Open Access without paying APC’s (article processing charges) as long as the University of Missouri Libraries continue to

Cambridge University Press Journals
NOTE: All waivers for the 2023 calendar year have been exhausted.
MU Libraries has entered into a transformational “Read and Publish” agreement with Cambridge University Press. This agreement greatly expands electronic access to Cambridge University Press journals and provides 10 APC waivers for MU corresponding authors to publish their work OA.

Because of the limited number of waivers available with this agreement, MU Libraries has decided to support authors on a first come, first served basis. If there are remaining waivers at the end of the year, MU Libraries can retroactively make other articles OA with the approval of the author.

BMJ Case Reports
The Health Sciences Library subscription to BMJ Case Reports includes a waiver of the individual membership fee of £273 normally required to publish cases. Submission instructions.

Company of Biologists
From 2023 through 2025 MU is participating in the Company of Biologist’s Read & Publish Open Access Initiative. MU authors can publish OA at no charge. Some of the journals Company of Biologists publishes include Development, Journal of Cell Science, and Journal of Experimental Biology.

Electrochemical Society (ECS) Journals
MU is a subscriber to ECS Plus, an agreement that allows MU faculty to publish their articles in Electrochemical Society (ECS) journals (Journal of the Electrochemical Society and ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology) as Open Access with no charge to the author. There are no limits on the number of papers that can be published in any given subscription year. Find out more.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
The University of Missouri has joined the shareholder consortium of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. This open-access journal features interdisciplinary academic research and practice articles on all things food systems. The shareholder membership, good through April 2024, covers the University of Missouri-Columbia, including MU Extension. This membership waives the typical Article Processing Charge for publishing in this journal.

Proceedings of the National Academies of Science of the United States of America (PNAS)
MU researchers publishing articles in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) receive a discounted open access fee of $2,000, compared to the regular fee of $2,500, to make their papers immediately free online. Find out more.

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. Students, if you book a research consultation with a librarian, you can earn a point towards your S.T.A.R. recognition.

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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Chat With the Librarians Wherever You Are

Need research help? Working on a paper or project? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service– almost 24 hours a day.

During the day you can chat with Mizzou librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.

To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.

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Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

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Resources for Journalism Graduate Students

Starting your literature review?  Make sure to check out the Journalism Graduate Student Resources Libguide.

Whether you are an online student or here on campus.  Getting help is just an email away.  Contact Dorothy Carner carnerd@missouri.edu or Sue Schuermann schuermanns@missouri.edu to help you from start to finish.

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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New to MU? Check out the FAQs about the Journalism Library

 

We hope everyone has stayed well and for those of you who are new to MU welcome! We hope you have a great semester and that you use the MU Libraries.  Here is a quick guide to let you know important things about using the Journalism Library.

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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Finding Journalism & Communication E-Books

Sandy Schiefer, Sue Schuermann and Dorothy Carner have published a guide for finding Journalism and Communication E-Books.

From MA Projects to Textbooks with a subject guide to help you find what you need.

 

Schuermann, Sue

I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.

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I am the Senior Library Specialist at the Journalism Library. I have over 28 years experience helping patrons with research, technology and outreach.