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Book Talk with Nancy McCabe: From Little Houses to Little Women

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 4 – 5:30 pm
Online event on Zoom

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A typical travel book takes readers along on a trip with the author, but a great travel book does much more than that, inviting readers along on a mental and spiritual journey as well. This distinction is what separates Nancy McCabe’s From Little Houses to Little Women from the typical and allows it to take its place not only as a great travel book but also as a memoir about the children’s books that have shaped all of our imaginations.  This Book Talk will delight anyone who has had a deep connection to such children’s books, whether they are 10 or 100 years old, or somewhere in between!  For more information, see this brief introduction on YouTube.
About the Author

Nancy McCabe (nancymccabe.net) grew up in Kansas just a few hours from the Ingalls family’s home in Little House on the Prairie.  She now directs the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and teaches in the low residency MFA program at the Spalding University School of Creative and Professional Writing. She is the author of four previous books of nonfiction, and a novel, her most recent of which was published in 2020 by the University of Missouri Press, Can This Marriage Be Saved?: A Memoir.

home Staff news Save the Date for Celebration of Service and Contribute Bingo Prize

Save the Date for Celebration of Service and Contribute Bingo Prize

This year’s Celebration of Service will be held on Zoom on May 27 at 2 pm. Look for an invitation in your email soon.

Again this year we will enjoy some online Bingo after we celebrate our employees who have recognized work anniversaries. If you would like to contribute something to the Bingo prizes, contact Shannon Cary at carysn@missouri.edu. It could be something you have made, a white elephant gift, or just anything you think would be a fun prize.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing everyone on Zoom for the celebration!

 

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home Staff news Employment Opportunity: Part-time Library Specialist

Employment Opportunity: Part-time Library Specialist

The Acquisitions, Collections & Technical Services (ACTS) Unit has an immediate opening for a part-time Library Specialist.

Apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff with job ID 36246.

home Staff news National Library Week and National Librarian Day

National Library Week and National Librarian Day

Last week was National Library Week and we were featured on the main Mizzou social media channels. You can see what they shared if you click through the Mizzou Libraries instagram highlights called Library Week.

Today is National Librarian Day and Mizzou Engineering thanked Mara, Michelle, and Noel on their social media for all the hard work they do. Here is a cool tweet thread from Mizzou Engineering: https://twitter.com/mizzouengineer/status/1383094713725571074

The marketing team also did some social media for national librarian day. Thank you for all that you do for Mizzou Libraries!

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.

Cycle of Success: Inge Creates DOE Index

Mara Inge, a senior library information specialist in the Engineering Library and Technology Commons (ELTC), has created a master index of all 36,729 conference proceedings titles from the Engineering Library and Technology Commons’ Department of Energy (DOE) uncatalogued microfiche collection. Prior to Mara’s project, the only way to locate a fiche was to look for a title in the Office of Scientific and Technical Information’s (OSTI) database of DOE information, visit ELTC or another library with DOE fiche, open a cabinet drawer, and start searching. Stephen Pryor, digital scholarship librarian, provided technical assistance with the project.

In addition to all of the titles that she entered into the index, Mara also entered metadata for proceedings not previously in the OSTI database—about 1104 titles that, for all practical purposes, were not findable online at all. Her work is a wonderful way to promote this hidden collection.

The MU Libraries plan to make the index available for searching; meanwhile, please email Mara at  englib@missouri.edu with any questions about DOE conference proceedings.

home Staff news Library Management Team Action and Information Items 4/6/2021

Library Management Team Action and Information Items 4/6/2021

LMT 04.06.21 Information and Action Items

home Staff news Welcome to Dayle Provencher

Welcome to Dayle Provencher

Dayle joined the Health Sciences Library as a library information assistant in January. Welcome, Dayle!

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 Staff news In the News

In the News

“University of Missouri faculty members upset about use of data in promotion and tenure”
Columbia Daily Tribune, March 25, 2021

home Staff news Become a Mizzou Libraries Social Media Ambassador

Become a Mizzou Libraries Social Media Ambassador

This year, the marketing team is trying something different this year for National Library Week (April 4-10). We are looking for social media ambassadors to post about Mizzou Libraries, on their social media, 1-2 times that week. Very low time commitment and super easy. Those who participate will receive specials edition Mizzou Libraries stickers and buttons.

If you are interested, send Taira (meadowcroftt@health.missouri.edu) or Shannon (carysn@missouri.edu) an email. We will send volunteers more info about what to do next week.

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.