home Staff news NEH Award for Vetusta Monumenta

NEH Award for Vetusta Monumenta

Dear Friends,

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



home Staff news Alla Barabtarlo’s Retirement Party, Aug. 18

Alla Barabtarlo’s Retirement Party, Aug. 18

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.


home Staff news Hansen to Serve as Acting Head of Special Collections

Hansen to Serve as Acting Head of Special Collections

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.

home Staff news Change to Courtesy Borrowing Privileges

Change to Courtesy Borrowing Privileges

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.

home Staff news RAIS Office Moves

RAIS Office Moves

Where are Anne and Noel? Anne Barker has moved offices and can now be found in the Government Documents office area. Noel Kopriva, when she is not over at the Engineering Library, can now be found in Ellis 170 in East Reference.

home Staff news Marketing Highlight: Message to Faculty

Marketing Highlight: Message to Faculty

Subject Librarians are sharing a welcome message with faculty in academic programs. For those of you who have not seen it yet, please take a moment to review the message. It is a great way to learn more about the services we are promoting to academic programs.

home Staff news New MUSE Posts

New MUSE Posts

Web tip of the week, August 14, 2017

Events for the weekend: Eclipse events and fun.

Recipe of the week: A 200 year old Chicken Salad recipe

home Staff news Healthy for Life Update

Healthy for Life Update

Don’t miss out! Tier 2 of the 2017 Wellness Incentive ends September 30.

If you’ve already completed Tier 1, make sure to finish Tier 2 of the 2017 Wellness Incentive by September 30 in order to earn $400* in your final October paycheck. Define what wellness means to you and participate in a number of eligible activities to earn 400 points. Walking, biking, yoga, community service, diversity and inclusion activities, and learning about a variety of wellness topics can earn you points and help you define what wellness means to you! For a full list of eligible activities, access the 2017 Wellness Incentive Tier 2 Activities Guide.

* Your 2017 Wellness Incentive earnings will be taxed and voluntary retirement contributions will be deducted, just like with other earnings. All may participate in the wellness program, but only some employees are able to earn the incentive; see http://umurl.us/incentive for eligibility details.

UHC Real Appeal Presentation

Caroline Murphy, UHC Nurse Liaison, will be presenting about Real Appeal, a simple, step-by-step program designed to introduce small changes over time that lead to healthier habits and long lasting weight loss results. The program is offered at no cost to all eligible University of Missouri faculty and staff, spouses, and dependents 18+ with a UM medical plan and a BMI of 23 or greater.

Real Appeal comes with a number of complimentary tools and resources including:

  • A Personal Transformation Coach, who leads weekly online group sessions and is available to you for a full year of guidance and support
  • A Success Kit, shipped right to your door and containing step-by-step guides, workout DVDs & equipment, healthy recipes, kitchen tools including a personal blender and more
  • The Real Appeal website and Mobile App which gives you 24/7 access to tools such as trackers to monitor your food intake, activity and weight, your own personal inbox to connect directly with your coach, a library full of resources and more to keep you on the road to success


Who: Participation in the presentation is available to all faculty and staff with a UM medical plan. Covered dependents will not be able to attend the presentation, but can contact Caroline Murphy for more information about Real Appeal.

Date: 2 dates to choose from

  • August 31, 2017 – Caroline will be hosting the presentation from University Hall, and available for questions afterward.
  • September 28, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Choose between Ellis Library or University Hall telepresence conference room.

Register: Click here to register. There are 2 Columbia locations. Click on ‘Details’ to view and select either the Ellis Library or University Hall location. Space is limited.

As a Healthy for Life sponsored workshop, eligible employees may earn 25 points for participation in the presentation. There are a maximum of 100 points possible for this category. Participation in the UHC Real Appeal program is not eligible for wellness incentive points. Contact wellness@umsystem.edu with questions.

Managing Occupational Stress

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is presenting occupational stress programs on the following dates. To register, contact Torie Townsend at townsendto@umsystem.edu.

  • August 16 – Managing Work-Life Conflict
  • August 21 – Onboarding: The Principles of Organizational Socialization
  • August 28 – Managing Change: Strategies for Individuals

Classes on Campus

Did you know a variety of low-cost and free physical activity and stress management classes are offered on campus? View the calendar of events to find a class near you or check out a few opportunities below:


When: Mondays and Wednesdays

Time: 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

Location: Townsend 206

Registration: Tina England at englandt@missouri.edu

Cost: $3.00 per class


When: Mondays – 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30

Time: 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

Location: Missouri Psychiatric Gym on the 1st floor of the Hospital across from the VA Tunnel

Registration: Contact Kate Walker at yogateacher530@gmail.com

Cost: $32.00, payment due at the time of class. Cash preferred but will accept checks.


When: Fridays – 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13 & 10/20

Time: 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

Location: Missouri Psychiatric Gym on the 1st floor of the Hospital across from the VA Tunnel

Registration: Contact Kate Walker at yogateacher530@gmail.com

Cost: $24.00, payment due at the time of class

Eligible Faculty and Staff can earn up to 100 points for engaging in physical activity. Participation in physical activity classes must be self-reported in the Cerner Wellness Portal in the ‘Engage in Activity’ category to receive incentive points.

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Marketing Highlights

home Staff news LMT Information and Action Items, 8/8/17

LMT Information and Action Items, 8/8/17


LMT Cancelled 8.15.17

All Staff Meeting: 8.17.17             2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                     Ellis Auditorium

Attendees: Ann Campion Riley, Deb Ward, Kathy Peters, Anselm Huelsbergen, Ernest Shaw, Pat Jones, Jeannette Pierce, Jacqueline Rash, Shannon Cary, Sheryl Cullina

Agenda Items:

United Way Campaign

  • HR wants to change from fundraising all semester to a two-week period to which each college/department agrees.
  • Our committee would like to nominate new appointees to coordinate the campaign for the Libraries.

Decision: Will determine date for Libraries at a future time.

ACRL Diversity Alliance

  • University Libraries will be a supporting member of this initiative.
  • Must commit to hire one person and follow the 5 principles outlined in distributed attachment from ACRL.
  • We hope to obtain funding from other University offices.

Ithaka Surveys

  • It is recommended that LMT members review the Ithaka survey questions have been sent through email on behalf of Assessment Committee.
  • Discussion ensued regarding implementing Ithaka Surveys for faculty and graduate / professional students on our campus.
  • We have a small pool of money that can start the project but we will need to obtain outside funds and Provost support.
  • The results of these surveys will guide our strategic leadership and future proposals to the University.

Action: Jeannette will ask if, considering the timeline, we can still join for this fall.

Strategic Plan Development for MU, UMKC, S&T and UMSL

  • The System drafted new Vision statements and Compacts and included deadlines for these objectives as outlined in accompanying packet.
  • We will need to have a library plan to accompany the campus plan.

    • Ithaka Surveys will be helpful to inform our input for the MU strategic plan.

Salary and wage guidelines

  • Guidelines were distributed.
  • Raises can only be offered to select individuals that have documented exceptional performance, where market and retention is a concern, and funding is available. All raises will have to be approved by Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chancellor Cartwright.
  • Student raises were discussed.

Action: We will write up a student worker recommendation.

CSC Update

  • Since there is no reprieve on the collections budget, CSC recommended that we break Oxford, Chicago, Wiley, Springer and Elsevier including the Freedom Collection as well as the book budget for humanities and social science disciplines.

    • This is an over-cut totaling $2.5 million. Then we will reallocate the difference of the required $1.3 million cut; allowing Selectors to choose titles individually.
    • Corrie will negotiate with each vendor individually.

Decision: LMT supports CSC’s forced decisions to break these packages.

Travel Request Form

  • The travel form is being adjusted to accommodate additional questions that will help in determining to whom travel will be awarded.
  • It was proposed that MULAC review the document before LMT approves.
  • The deadline to submit travel requests was moved from September 1st to September 15th

New Items:

Sign update

  • New Library signage has been ordered.Installation will need to be scheduled.
  • The goal is to get this done by the start of the fall semester.


  • The libraries will remain open during the eclipse

    • Details on how librarians and library staff can still see the eclipse were discussed

Depository Study

  • Attention was drawn to the 3rd page of the packet noting the 3% cost escalation from the initial 2015 study numbers.

All Staff Meeting Agenda Items:

Salary and wage guideline implementation and limitations