home Staff news Library Management Team Information and Action Items, 10/17/17

Library Management Team Information and Action Items, 10/17/17

LMT 10.17.17 Information and Action Items

home Staff news Sign Up Now for Reverse Trick-or-Treating

Sign Up Now for Reverse Trick-or-Treating

Start preparing your Halloween costumes and getting your treats together, because it’s time for reverse trick-or-treating at Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Last year the libraries participated and it was a wonderful time. We delivered goody bags that had coloring books, playdoh, toys, etc.

Reverse trick-or-treating will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. If you are interested in participating, either by donating items or joining for the actual event, please email Taira Meadowcroft meadowcroftt@health.missouri.edu

Things to consider for items you want to buy for the kids: “Candy is allowed, but there is a possibility some patients may have restricted diets, so sugar-free candy or toys are also welcome. Suggested treats include stickers, pencils, costume jewelry, toy cars, bouncy balls, key chains, coloring books, Play-Doh and items appropriate for teenagers. Because of latex allergies and choking hazards, no latex balloons are allowed.”

home Staff news New MUSE Posts

New MUSE Posts

Web tip of the week, Oct. 16, 2017

Events for the coming weekend! – Homecoming and fun Halloween festivities.

Recipe of the week: Homemade French Hot Chocolate.

home Staff news In the News

In the News

“Campus launches ‘With Illinois’ campaign”
iSchool at Illinois: News & Notes, October 2017

home Staff news Scoville, Emerson, and James Win Research Poster Award

Scoville, Emerson, and James Win Research Poster Award

Congratulations to Caryn Scoville, Katy Emerson, and Caroline James, who won the award for Best Research Poster at the 2017 Meeting of the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association!

You can read more about the award here.  Their poster was titled “Almost One out of Five Requested Articles are Freely Available to the Public.”  Well done! 

home Staff news United Way Candy Jar Contest

United Way Candy Jar Contest

Enter the United Way Guess How Many Candies in a Jar Contest! The contest will run until Friday, October 27, 2017. The winner gets the candy (not the jar). It is 25 cents per guess or 5 guesses for a $1. The candy jar is located in the Administration Office (on the same table as the shirts). People can contact Sheila Voss for further details.

All proceeds go to the United Way.

home Staff news Marketing Highlight

Marketing Highlight

The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is featured on the Mizzou homepage.

Kate Anderson states, “http://missouri.edu currently features Travis Inman, a non-traditional vet student. He’d wanted a picture of everyone in his family studying in the library.”



home Staff news Treats for Staff Appreciation Day, Oct. 19

Treats for Staff Appreciation Day, Oct. 19

The Friends of the University Libraries would like to show their appreciation for library employees by bringing treats on Thursday, October 19, between 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Our Friends volunteers are coordinating with contact persons from each library. Your contact person will let you know when and where the treats can be picked up.

If you would like to thank the organizers for this treat, please send your emails to me. I will pass them on to the Friends.

Sheila Voss

home Staff news Barb Jones Receives MCMLA Award

Barb Jones Receives MCMLA Award

Congratulations to Barb Jones, who was awarded the MCMLA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting here in Columbia. The award was presented at the Welcome Reception on Monday evening at the Tiger Hotel.

home Staff news Citizenship Too Session, Oct. 16

Citizenship Too Session, Oct. 16

In response to the call for a campuswide “training” that orients students to diversity and inclusion on our campus, I have worked with faculty and students to create the Citizenship@Mizzou program. Since the spring of 2016, this training has been presented to all incoming undergraduate students at Mizzou.  At each session, I am joined by a handful of faculty and the students of the band Talking Drum. Together, we present vignettes and musical performances that highlight our values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence.  Invariably, this leads us to a reflective conversation about Mizzou identity and culture.

In serving as a Faculty Fellow for the MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, I was asked to create a companion program specifically for faculty and staff. Starting this fall, CitizenshipToo will be presented to faculty and staff with the intent to share student perspectives of what citizenship means for the entire Mizzou community. Talking Drum will perform selected classics in an effort to engage faculty and staff in a discussion about their understandings of Mizzou’s core values, while allowing for the collection of ideas on ways to enhance the notion of citizenship on our campus. Faculty and staff will be better prepared to interact with students in the classroom and around campus.

We have two more sessions of CitizenshipToo scheduled this fall:

  • Monday, Oct. 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m. (The Shack, MU Student Center)
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 3:30 to 5 p.m. (The Shack, MU Student Center)

Seating is limited, so please register here:


More information: (Flier is attached)


Please email questions about registration and session offerings to citizenship@missouri.edu.

To request accommodations for CitizenshipToo sessions, including captioning or interpretive services, please contact the MU Disability Center.

Thank you for supporting initiatives that aim to make our campus more inclusive. I look forward to interacting with you in one of three CitizenshipToo sessions this fall.

Dr. Stephanie Shonekan
Chair, MU Department of Black Studies
Faculty Fellow, MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity