The Libraries have several positions available. To review open positions, please visit http://library.missouri.edu/about/employment/employopp/.
- Engineering Librarian – 22811
- Assistant or Associate Director for Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books (SCARaB) – 22743
- Maintenance Services Attendant (part time) – 24000
- Library Specialist – 24069
Join us on August 30th at 4 p.m. in Ellis Auditorium for a viewing of the PBS documentary Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story. If you don’t have time to read this year’s One Read Program pick, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by Richard Reeves, or if you want to learn more, this is the event for you. This PBS documentary tells the story of Japanese-American internment through the experience, resistance, and trial of Fred Korematsu.
Snacks will be provided thanks to the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries.
The One Read Program, which promotes conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and social justice through students, faculty, and staff reading a particular book together, is sponsored by Mizzou Law and Mizzou Libraries. For more information, see this guide or visit the exhibit through September 29. Copies of the book are available for checkout.
With our new phone system, the email and phone voicemail are integrated. This means that if you delete the voicemail from you email, it will no longer be available on your phone. Also, if you listen to the voicemail on your phone, it will no longer show up in your email. Let us know if you have any other tips about using the new phones that you would like to share.
Best wishes to our upcoming retirees!
- Alla Barabtarlo, Head of Special Collections and Rare Books. Her last day will be August 18, 2017.
- Geoffrey Preckshot, Library Specialist – UMLD. His last day will be September 7, 2017.
- Barb Jones, NNLM Library Advocacy and Missouri Coordinator. Her last day will be September 30, 2017.
Tammie Busch will be leaving the Libraries for a new position with the State Library. Her last day will be August 31, 2017.
Many of you have been helping with this project in one way or another for years, so I wanted to be sure to let you know that my co-editor (and former PhD student) Crystal Lake and I received a three-year NEH Scholarly Editions grant to complete our digital edition of Vetusta Monumenta. So many librarians have generously helped us with this project since 2012. (The librarians are Anne Barker, Kelli Hansen, Alla Barabtarlo, and Michael Holland.)
So far at MU only my department has taken notice of this publicly:
Crystal’s university published a really nice piece, however:
And the most important link of all: http://vetustamonumenta.org
We look forward to three more years of collaboration on this project!
All best, Noah Heringman
Please come and have tea with us as we wish a happy retirement for Alla Barabtarlo on Friday, August 19 in 114A Ellis Library from 2 to 4 pm. All are welcome to come. Hot tea, iced tea, and goodies will be served.
Thank you to Kelli Hansen for agreeing to serve as Acting Head of Special Collections for the coming year. If you have questions about the Reading Room or services provided by Special Collections, please consult with Kelli beginning next week. Special Collections will continue as part of RAIS until a new Assistant/Associate University Librarian for this area is hired.
Access Services and Advancement are about to implement a big change in courtesy borrowing privileges. We will no longer provide paid courtesy borrowing cards the way we have in the past. Those without an affiliation with MU Libraries will need to become a Friend of the Library ($50.00 minimum membership) to attain borrowing privileges. Thanks to Burt, Freddy, Kathy, Sheila, and Matt for working on this effort.