Welcome to Ana Gutierrez-Ramos!

We are pleased to welcome Ana Gutierrez-Ramos to the Health Sciences Library! Ana joined us at the beginning of October and we are so happy to have her here.

Ana is a senior journalism student who is also minoring in political science and middle east studies. When she isn’t working or studying, Ana enjoys creative writing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

When asked why she liked libraries, Ana said “I like that libraries are a place where curiosity and learning are fostered. When you are in a library you are surrounded by all sorts of knowledge, and it is up to you to discover it and grow.”

Welcome to the Health Sciences Library team, Ana!

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 Staff Development Week – Registration is open!

Staff Development Week – Registration is open!

Great news! Registration is open for Staff Development Week 2022, the semiannual training conference sponsored by the Office of Human Resources. Join us October 31, November 1, 2 and 3 for this professional and personal development opportunity that that has become a valuable resource for participants. Register for any of the 30+ sessions in Percipio now.  You can register for sessions here. 

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

“Watch Mizzou Researchers Open a Time Capsule Buried in 1899”
100.9 The Eagle, October 12, 2002

home Staff news New Muse Posts

New Muse Posts

Monet & Friends Alive

Remembering Reading Rainbow

home Staff news United Way Campaign 2022

United Way Campaign 2022

Each year MU and the UM System partner with the Heart of Missouri United Way to support programs in our community. We are excited about our shared effort and encourage your support.

Every gift makes a difference. Donations can be made at http://mizzou.us/unitedway. Thank you! The MU Libraries United Way Committee will also be having two fundraising opportunities in the forms of Treat Bag sales later this month and a Trivia Contest in November. Be on the lookout for more details to come!

home Staff news Thudium Article Posted in Web of Science

Thudium Article Posted in Web of Science

“Public libraries Expanding Health Literacy for Drug Court Participants”
Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities (2022)

home Staff news Library Management Team Action and Information Items 10/4/22

Library Management Team Action and Information Items 10/4/22

LMT 10.04.22 Information and Action Items

home Newsletter, Resources and Services, Staff news HathiTrust Research Center Fall Workshops

HathiTrust Research Center Fall Workshops

Fall 2022, HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is offering 3 virtual workshops, aimed especially at people new to HathiTrust and text and data mining.The workshops will be held via Zoom and will include a mix of hands-on, discussion, and presentation. We will utilize breakout rooms to support hands-on activities. You will not be required to install any software to participate in the workshops.

Workshop 1: Introduction to HathiTrust and HTRC

Registration

Date: Thursday, November 3

Time: 1:00 pm ET/ 12:00 pm CT

Duration: 2 hours

This workshop will introduce attendees to the data and computational tools of HathiTrust. HathiTrust operates a repository of over 17.5 million items digitized at a network of partner libraries. This massive collection is available for computational analysis primarily through the tools and services of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). Attendees of this workshop will be introduced to the HathiTrust and HathiTrust Digital Library as well as the HTRC and its data and analytical tools, including hands-on practice with HTRC Analytics.

No experience is required for this introductory workshop.

Workshop 2: HTRC Extracted Features

Registration

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 1:00 pm ET/ 12:00 pm CT

Duration: 2 hours

An introduction to the HTRC Extracted Features Dataset, including the motivation for its creation, the data model, and the kinds of research it enables. This session will include a hands-on activity using the dataset, Google Colaboratory notebooks and Python code.

No experience is required–your level of participation is up to you! However, familiarity with Python is helpful.

Workshop 3: Introduction to HathiTrust and HTRC (repeat)

Registration

Date: Thursday, December 1

Time: 1:00 pm ET/ 12:00 pm CT

Duration: 2 hours

This workshop will introduce attendees to the data and computational tools of HathiTrust. HathiTrust operates a repository of over 17.5 million items digitized at a network of partner libraries. This massive collection is available for computational analysis primarily through the tools and services of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). Attendees of this workshop will be introduced to the HathiTrust and HathiTrust Digital Library as well as the HTRC and its data and analytical tools, including hands-on practice with HTRC Analytics.

No experience is required for this introductory workshop.

Please contact htrc-help@hathitrust.org with questions.

home Staff news Thanks to Everyone Who Helped With the TEAM Escape Room!

Thanks to Everyone Who Helped With the TEAM Escape Room!

We put on the escape room again for TEAM. It’s a group that helps to build relationships with transfer students. Lexi Wolkow, who spoke at our SAG meeting last week, contacted us a few weeks ago to see if the escape room could be one of their activities. The students had an absolute great time and thank you to all the volunteers during the event and those who helped with different parts of the prep work!

 

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 Skylark Bookshop Event: Devoney Looser Discusses Sister Novelists

Skylark Bookshop Event: Devoney Looser Discusses Sister Novelists

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

It is the nature of life in a college town like Columbia that people come and go.
And while we’re sad to say goodbye to folks, it does at least mean that we have the pleasure of welcoming them back again. So it is that we’re thrilled to welcome Devoney Looser back to Columbia to talk about her brand-new book, Sister Novelists. For readers of Prairie Fires and The Peabody Sisters, this is a fascinating, insightful biography of the most famous sister novelists before the Brontës. In a starred review, Kirkus describes the book like this: “a triumph of literary detective work and storytelling, this is a must-read for the Austen and Brontë crowd,”

Devoney will be appearing at Skylark in conversation with another well-known Austen aficionado, Janet Saidi of KBIA. It’s going to be a dazzling evening!

More information here.