Congratulations to Annie (Ningyuan) Hu! Annie was selected as the Journalism Library’s Instagram Takeover winner.
In March, the Journalism Library wanted to hear from the students. We encouraged students to submit a short video (no more than 15 seconds) to our Instagram telling us why they loved the library. Annie submitted a great video, highlighting our space and equipment! You can find her video here!
Annie is a senior Strategic Communication major who plans to work in fashion and/or beauty marketing. She visits the library daily to study and checkout equipment. When asked about the Journalism Library, Annie said “I like it, I love it! It makes me want to study here!”
A big thank you to Annie for her video! Be sure to check us out on Instagram!
By Christina Mascarenas
Going to America was more a dream than reality to Indah Setiwati; a 30 hour plane ride dream. Indah was the deputy editor for the Jakarta Post in Jakarta, Indonesia when she decided to make a change and apply to attend graduate school.
In the beginning, Indah only applied to local scholarships even though studying aboard is a goal for many Indonesians. Indah had her family to think about. Not wanting Indah to limit her academic potential, a friend encouraged Indah to apply for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, a program that enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. If Indah was accepted she would finally have her ticket to the United States.
After weighing the pros and cons, Indah decided to go for it and applied to four scholarships including the Fulbright program. One day, she was taking the train to work when she received an email telling her she was accepted into the Fulbright program. It was “surreal,” she said. “The Fulbright Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship on earth.”
Indah did research to find the best journalism school in the U.S. that would fit her interest. She chose Missouri because it’s the best journalism school and was affordable with her Fulbright Scholarship.
According to Indah, the Journalism Library at Mizzou has knowledgeable librarians. “Sue is really helpful and resourceful,” she stated referring to Sue Schuermann, Senior Library Specialist. Sue took the time to show Indah how to do precise searches and search for specific journals. “She is very helpful. She is a great resource, all you have to do it ask,” she said.
When Indah needed a book that the library didn’t have Sue was able to purchase the book for the library. When it arrived two days later Indah borrowed it for the semester. Indah was especially grateful for the “really cool” interlibrary loan program is “really cool,” Indah said. When she wanted to read a particular book, she was asked if she’d like to read the PDF or the book, she chose both. She thought it was great to get the book in three days.
“Books in Indonesia are precious. They are like a treasure,” she said. “Especially children’s books, it’s really hard to get English children’s books in Indonesia, they are expensive.” In addition to the Journalism Library, she has used Ellis Library, and the Daniel Boone Regional Library. She said American libraries are great, “They are like wow.” In Indonesia, according to Indah, “If you want to get an affordable children’s English book. You have to go to a second-hand store. The upper-class Jakartans donate or sell their books to the second-hand stores. You can only find books at certain places.”
“I’m happier here to see the library resources,” she said. “Another cool thing about the library is you have access to the New York Times and other publications and you don’t have to spend your money to subscribe to them since the library already subscribes to them.”
Before finals week, brush up on the hours the services are open at the Mizzou Libraries. Even though Ellis Library will be open 24/7, some services are not.
If you need help, the Research Help & Information Desk in Ellis is open Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 9 pm, Friday from 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, and Sunday 12 am – 9 pm. If you can’t make it into the library, you can always chat with a librarian 24/5. Saturday hours are 10 am-10 pm, and then chat services start again Sunday morning at 10 am.
If you need to check out materials, the Circulation Desk is open Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – midnight, Friday 7:30 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm – midnight. However, if you want to check out books, there is a self-checkout machine available at all times.
The specialized libraries on campus are not open 24/7, so make sure to check their hours. All library hours are available on the Mizzou Libraries homepage.
We all know that everyone is busy and you don’t want to return equipment late and find out that you have fines for returning it late.
- Look over our equipment page which tells you what we have to check out and what the check out times are.
- Look over the equipment agreement form that you signed to be able to check out equipment.
- You can always check your Merlin account online which tells you what you have checked out and when it’s due.
- Create a calendar alert on your phone to tell you when items are due.
- When checking out the equipment you can have the desk attendant show you on his/her checkout screen to see exactly when it’s due.
- Watch your email for courtesy/overdue reminders and always check your spam folder.
- If you can’t get back in time for when the equipment is due, call the library to get it extended 573-882-7502. You can also contact Mary McFillen, Sue Schuermann, Danielle Wilson or Dorothy Carner.
- If you do get fined for late equipment, remember that you will get charges for each piece of equipment you check out. That can be several items on a camera kit.
- Here are how fines work:
Fines for Reserve Books & Equipment
Overdue Books on Reserve = $2/hr/book
Overdue Equipment = $2/hr with $50 maximum
Items not returned will need to be replaced with an exact replacement. Items not returned or replaced will result in a replacement cost and loss of MU Library checkout privileges and if replacement costs are high enough and you do not respond to emails about overdue or billed equipment, you can have a report filed on you at the Student Conduct Center. Always answer any emails about overdue equipment. Equipment must be returned or replaced. Fines can be negotiated on request.
Returning Overdue Reserve/Equipment Items Will Not Remove Fines
What is Journalism Archive Management (JAM)?
Journalists and strategic communicators create large amounts of digital content. What happens to that content after its creation? Will it be discoverable next year? In five years?
Journal Archive Management (JAM) provides a set of best practices for journalism and strategic communication students to preserve and manage their content long after it has been created.
Today, Friday September 15, 2017, David C. Novak donates $21.6 million for the Novak Leadership Institute.
The Journalism Library supports the Novak Leadership Institute with library resources and a new and inviting space for all to use and enjoy.