Making Space: How the brain knows where things are by Jennifer Groh. Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous power to figuring out simple details about spatial relationships. Jennifer Groh traces this mental detective work to show how the brain creates our sense of location, and makes the case that the brain’s systems for thinking about space may be the systems of thought itself.
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ULSAC will have their first meeting of the spring semester on Thursday, January 28th from 5-6pm.
What is ULSAC?
ULSAC is a dedicated group of student leaders who work with Library Administrators to advocate for student concerns. The first thirty minutes of each ULSAC meeting is dedicated to providing all students with an opportunity to talk about their ideas regarding the Libraries.
ULSAC hosts an open forum at the beginning of each meeting and if you are a Mizzou student who has feedback about the Libraries and the ways their services can be enhanced, please join us on Thursday. Here is the zoom link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/s/97029318646
For more information about ULSAC and for meeting dates for the rest of the semester, click here.
If you have any questions, please contact ULSAC’s adviser, Taira Meadowcroft (email@example.com) or ULSAC’s chair, Lane Cargile (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Welcome new students and welcome back for those of you returning from Fall Semester!
Our hours for the Spring Semester, beginning January 18th, are a bit different from Fall Semester:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 7pm
- Face Coverings Required at all times.
- No Food OR Drink.Unfortunately, due to a lack of compliance last semester, we will not allow food or drink in the library.
- No moving furniture. We have rearranged library seating to maintain 6’ and comply with social distancing requirements. As a result, our seating capacity is approximately 64. Please don’t move chairs and tables around.
- Study Rooms will be offline. In order to maintain social distancing, our study rooms will not be available this semester.
- Library materials will be quarantined for 3 days. This means it might take longer to get library materials than you are used to. No late fees will be charged due to materials being in quarantine.
- Class Reserves will be limited to electronic only. In the event you need something that is not already available as an e-reserve, please contact us at the email address below. We are here to help!
- Equipment checkout is available. Equipment will checkout for the same periods as before, we will sanitize equipment prior to returning them to circulation.
Patrons who are disrespectful, are not wearing face coverings, are not wearing face coverings properly (covering mouth AND nose) at all times, move furniture, or engage in group study without maintaining social distancing will be asked to leave the library. Repeat offenders will be reported per Show Me Renewal Guidelines.
Our hours and policies are only through Spring Break (March 27th – April 4th). We will re-evaluate our hours and policies at that time.
Curbside Pickup Available
We are currently offering curbside pickup of library materials. This will continue to be an option for the spring semester.
Starting November 1, 2020 MU researchers will have access to SciFinder-n. SciFinder-n is a new generation of SciFinder with better functionality via mobile devices. It includes several new tools– PatentPak, MethodsNow Synthesis and Retrosynthesis Plan. Go to the CAS website to see additional information about SciFinder-n.
Your current SciFinder ID and password will also work for SciFinder-n, however, you will need to use a different URL to access this new version. The URL for accessing SciFinder-n will be provided closer to November 1st. You can continue to use Scifinder for a while, but CAS does plan to discontinue the old platform in 2021.
CAS is offering several introductory sessions for SciFinder-n this month. See below for details. Additional training webinars will be offered in November. CAS also provides on demand Scifinder-n training resources.
SciFinder-n Introductory Training Webinars:
Get started with SciFinder-n by signing up for one of these upcoming introductory training webinars.
Learn how to use SciFinder-n for:
- Reference searching
- Structure searching
- Reaction searching
- Computer-aided retrosynthetic design
Monday, October 19th, 1:00 pm CST or Thursday, October 22nd, 1:00 pm CST
Register for one of these workshops
Please contact Janice Dysart, Chemistry Librarian, if you have any questions about SciFinder-n.
Some of the donors to the Mizzou Libraries prefer to remain anonymous. We know alumni and friends are interested in the stories behind the gifts; so we are sharing this story while respecting the donor’s wishes.
Beginning in the spring of 2018, thanks to an introduction from our friend and conservator James Downey at Legacy Book Bindery, we met a gentleman with a unique collection of rare books and manuscripts. For two and a half years our special collections librarians have been working with this extremely rare collection of medieval materials – digitizing, cataloging and sharing it with faculty and students. In the past year, our anonymous donor has given the Libraries $60,000 worth of early-printed books and two separate gifts of $100,000. The first gift established an endowment for the study of the book, and the second gift will help us improve our special collections storage spaces. This relationship is among the most important and exciting the Libraries have known. It wouldn’t feel like a celebration of our successful campaign without an anonymous shoutout. In the years to come there will undoubtedly be more written about this collection and the impact this donor has made. Today our big message is THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone that made our campaign a success and helps to further the mission of the University of Missouri and the Libraries.
If items you borrow are overdue, we send you a reminder notice. If you still don’t return them, we send a bill for replacement cost, which is $175 per item. You also won’t be able to place holds or check out anything until either the overdue items are returned or your replacement bill is paid.
Change to library policy due to COVID-19 pandemic: When library materials are returned, they will be placed in quarantine. You will not be assessed fines during the time that a book is being quarantined.
If your overdue book is recalled by another library user, you will be charged $2 per day. If the book is an Interlibrary Loan item, you will be charged $10 per day. You will not be able to borrow anything until you return the item. Again, you will be billed $175 if you do not return the item.
Books borrowed from other libraries through MERLIN or MOBIUS may be subject to overdue fines, which are imposed by those libraries.
More information about library fines, can be found here.
For questions about Ellis Library materials, please contact the Check Out and Information Desk at 573-882-3362.
Masks are now available in the Ellis Library vending machine, located on the first floor, by the north entrance.
Starting June 1, Engineering Library staff will be on-site Monday and Wednesday mornings.
While we will still be closed to patrons, having access to our print collection a few mornings a week will allow us to scan items for you in a much more timely fashion! More information on how the University Libraries are expanding services
Need an article from our print collection? Make a request through FindIt@MU or email us at email@example.com
Need a book chapter for your students? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ways to contact us:
- Email email@example.com
- Call 573-882-2379 (we are checking voicemail regularly)
- Set up a Zoom meeting with Noël
How to access our online resources:
- Use the links on the Engineering Library home page or from any Libraries page. These links have all been “proxied,” so when you hit a subscribed resource, you’ll be asked to log-in with your SSO.
- Use the Journal Finder to get to specific journal titles. The Journal Finder will let you know which years are available electronically.
- Set your Google Scholar settings to show the FindIt@MU link for easy off-campus access to journal articles
- Use VPN — but use it sparingly. Because of the heavy load to VPN across campus, it’s often quicker to use the links on our home page and proxy in to the library resources.
- More information on Off-campus Access to Library Resources
- Note: many libraries around the country are still closed or have very limited access to their print collections. You may experience delays with requests from other libraries.
Temporary access to more electronic journals and books:
- Many publishers and vendors are lowering their paywalls during the outbreak and/or providing MU with additional electronic access due to our existing relationships with them. See our guide to temporary and expanded access.
Have something checked out from the Libraries?
- If you have books checked out, please hang on to your books for later return.
- The Libraries are suspending any billing and fines for overdue materials.
Libraries have a long tradition of providing faculty, students, and staff a welcoming space in which to gather, study, and think. With the unprecedented need to physically distance ourselves from one another while also remaining a connected community, it is difficult for us to close our doors to you. Fortunately, the Libraries also have decades of experience providing online and remote services, and we’re confident that we’ll get through this together.
Please keep in mind that Noël, Michelle, and Mara will be working remotely and that we, like you, are doing our best to take care of ourselves and our families in these strange times.
Erin Go Bragh – Rah for the Engineers
When Marianne Mather visited the archives in the Chicago Tribune, what she found inspired her to co-author a book, “He Had It Coming: Four Murderous Women and the Reporter Who Immortalized Their Stories”
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: He Had It Coming: How archives keep giving, almost a century later
As another year ends, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute reflects on some of its accomplishments and lessons learned with a mission of helping journalism survive and thrive.
Read more at the Reynolds Journalism Institute blog: RJI 2019: Strengthening journalism, connecting with citizens, preserving content and exploring tech