home Staff news Sprochi Receives Award from Medical Library Association

Sprochi Receives Award from Medical Library Association

Amanda Sprochi is the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association! She received her shiny new plaque earlier this week. Congratulations!

home Events and Exhibits, Special Collections and Archives, Staff news New Digital Exhibit: Leaders and Heroes 2

New Digital Exhibit: Leaders and Heroes 2

Leaders and Heroes 2: The Arts is Special Collections’ newest digital exhibit, curated by Courtney Gillie and John Henry Adams. A continuation of the 2020 exhibit Leaders and Heroes, we continue to spotlight art, articles, and monographs by historically excluded people. Starting with the LGBTQIA icon Sappho, the exhibit was created to reflect the openly diverse world we live in now. Explore beautiful, hand-crafted wood engravings in Shall we join the ladies? and then dive into the community and culture that expelled Japanese American families built in Tanforan Racetrack horse stalls in Citizen 13660.

Leaders and Heroes exist in good times and bad. Pulling from Mizzou’s many libraries on campus, our further reading section is full of primary and secondary sources for additional contextual information on the history and identity of each fascinating creator featured in Leaders & Heroes 2. We hope you will be entertained by the wit of William Woo and Zora Neale Hurston, moved by the art of Miné Okubo and the Kiowa 5, then inspired by the poetry of Sappho and relentless writings of Lydia Maria Child to advocate yourself.

John Henry Adams

John Henry Adams is a librarian in the Special Collections and Rare Books department. He provides instruction and reference for the history of the book in general, but especially for medieval manuscripts, early European printing, the history of cartography, and English and German literature.

home Staff news Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 7. That means you should move your clocks back one hour Saturday night before going to bed. It is also recommended that you use this as a reminder to change all batteries in fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

home Staff news The United Way Bake Sale Starts Next Week!

The United Way Bake Sale Starts Next Week!

What are you going to do with your extra hour this weekend? How about baking something!

As promised, here are some more details about our United Way bake sale next week.
• The bake sale will be in the Admin office, but we will send out photos each day. If staff who are not in Ellis want to participate, just email me with your request. We will try to make deliveries.
• If you want to buy baked goods, it will help if you have change. So plan ahead!
• Bakers, please bring your items to the Admin office in the morning. Also, please price your items and have them bagged or wrapped. We will sell large items, like cakes and pies by the slice. We can sell small items in groups, like 2 or 3 smaller cookies.
• If you would like to sell a baked item that you will make later (like a whole pie or cake), let me know and we will make a certificate for it. Bakers should decide price of item.
• Can’t wait to see all the yummy treats!

To make it more fun and more like the Great British Bake Off, each day of the bake sale will have a theme!
• Monday: Cakes and Pies
• Tuesday: Cookies and Brownies
• Wednesday: Muffins and Scones
• Thursday: Free for All
• Friday: Savory Items, Non-Baked Items and Leftovers!

If you would like to give to United Way right now, go to https://unitedway.missouri.edu.

home Staff news Committee Formed for Head of VML Search

Committee Formed for Head of VML Search

The search committee for the Head, Veterinary Medical Library position was finalized this week. Members are:

Chris Pryor, Associate University Librarian for Health and Specialized Libraries, Chair
Angela Tennison, DVM, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine
Noel Kopriva, Head, Engineering Library
Terri Hall, Head, Circulation Department, Health Sciences Library
Janice Dysart, Science Librarian, RAIS

home Staff news In the News: Brekhus Wins MLA Award

In the News: Brekhus Wins MLA Award

Rachel Brekhus wins Outstanding Professional Librarian Award
Show Me Mizzou, October 26, 2021

home Staff news Library Management Team Information and Action Items 10/19/21

Library Management Team Information and Action Items 10/19/21

LMT 10.19.21 Information and Action Items

home Staff news Welcome to Joel Kramer

Welcome to Joel Kramer

Joel Kramer joins the ACTS Division starting November 1st as the Head of Physical Processing & Preservation. Prior to joining the University Libraries, Joel worked in Residential Life at MU and has a bookstore history. We’re excited to have him join the team.

home Staff news Marketing Highlight: Open Access Week

Marketing Highlight: Open Access Week

Here were all the posts that were promoted during Open Access Week:

While these were promoted during Open Access Week, they can be shared with your departments anytime. It’s easy to adapt them when you use the engaging emails template. Need help with creating an engaging email, contact Taira Meadowcroft.

If there are other topics you’d the marketing team to promote related to open access, send your ideas to Shannon Cary.

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 Resources and Services, Staff news Haunted MU Walking Tour

Haunted MU Walking Tour

Join Columbia’s Historic Preservation Commission and Mayor Brian Treece for a ghostly evening walking tour of MU and downtown Columbia on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor Treece will recount chilling, historic tales of the University campus that are best told after dark. The tour will form at the University of Missouri columns in front of Jesse Hall, and will feature four locations before ending at one of downtown Columbia’s most iconic and historic locations, the Missouri Theater on Ninth Street.

Members of the Historic Preservation Commission will serve as your chaperones during this nighttime tour, and no registration is required. We only suggest that you bring a jacket for the autumn chill, a listening ear for the mayor’s frightening tales, and a bit of courage for what you might learn during the tour.

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.