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The University Libraries: Your Partners in Teaching and Research

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
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Learn how the University of Missouri Libraries supports faculty, post-docs, and grad students in this start-of-semester introduction to our access, research, and instructional services. Whether you’ve just arrived at MU and have yet to explore our Libraries, or an experienced scholar who wants a refresher on our current services and resources, you’re certain to learn something new that will help you with your teaching and research needs.

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Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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Hey, undergraduates and grad students: set yourself up for success with this introduction to the University of Missouri Libraries! Get the basics on our locations, services, and collections, and learn some handy tips, tricks, and tools for getting started with college-level research. Ask questions, get answers!

Can’t make this date? Additional dates for this workshop are listed:

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
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Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
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Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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Workshops @ Your Library – Software and Data Carpentry

Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry workshops return for Fall 2022! We have also added some Data Carpentry workshops this time, too! The format and Python or R content is similar, but instead of Unix Shell and Version Control lessons, Data Carpentry workshops have lessons on collecting and organizing data, cleaning messy data, and manipulating/retrieving data via SQL. Check each workshop’s registration page for information on the content of that workshop.

These 2-day hands-on workshops will focus on basic concepts and skills to help researchers perform their work in less time and with less pain with code (Python or R), version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Pre-registration is required.

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Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Students

June 29 or July 13
2 to 3 p.m.
Online: Register here

Hey, undergraduates and grad students: set yourself up for success with this introduction to the University of Missouri Libraries! Get the basics on our locations, services, and collections, and learn some handy tips, tricks, and tools for getting started with college-level research. Ask questions, get answers!

Participants must sign up and will be sent the password after registering.

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Demystifying the Literature Review

Date: Monday, April 25, 2022
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
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Explore the world of literature reviews through this webinar highlighting different types of reviews, the process involved in creating each one, and an overview of best practices. Interactive searching and writing activities will give you the practical skills and resources needed to structure literature reviews for your discipline, while saving you time and effort.

Presented by Kimberly Moeller, Instructional Services Librarian, MU Libraries, and Christy Goldsmith, PhD, Assistant Director, Campus Writing Program.

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Discovery and Access: Researching with the MU Libraries’ Collections

Date: Monday, April 11, 2022
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
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The University Libraries’ collections are expansive: along with the millions of books housed in our campus libraries and off-site depository, we have access to millions of scholarly and popular articles through a multitude of subscriptions to databases and electronic journals.

When engaging with such a complex and multi-faceted body of materials, it’s natural to have questions: How can I tell whether the Libraries have access to a specific journal? Where can I obtain a copy of a book that our Libraries don’t own? And why is that article that I could access yesterday no longer available?

Learn more about the size, scope, and entryways into our collections in this webinar, designed especially for faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers.

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Celebrate Open Education Week 2022

Learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER) at the University of Missouri and beyond!

Attend one of our Open Education Week workshops.

Bookmark the Libraries’ Open Educational Resources guide for information about OER, including important tools and services that will help you identify existing OER that you might consider using or adapting for your class.

Join colleagues from around the state for 2022 Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference to be held virtually March 9–11. Bob Butterfield, Director of Instructional Resource Service at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, will provide the keynote address on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. His address will focus on affordability initiatives and educational resources.

Don’t forget to report your use of A&OER to the Mizzou Store. The store reports statistics on the use of affordable and open course materials on our campus.

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Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 11:00pm
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Hey, undergraduates and grad students: set yourself up for success with this introduction to the University of Missouri Libraries! Get the basics on our locations, services, and collections, and learn some handy tips, tricks, and tools for getting started with college-level research. Ask questions, get answers! Presented by Abbie Brown, Instructional Services Librarian.

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Open Education Week 2022: Introduction to Creative Commons

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
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Creative Commons licenses give everyone a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for their creative works, and allow others to copy, share, and customize those works. Learn the basics of the six CC licenses, how to apply those licenses to your own creative works, and how to find CC-licensed images, videos, music, and other media that you can use in your classes, projects, and research.

Presented by Joe Askins, Head of Instructional Services at the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Open Education Week 2022: Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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Are your students struggling with the cost of course materials? Would you like the freedom and flexibility to customize the content of textbooks and other learning objects to better align with your lessons and assignments? Open educational resources, or OER, are free, openly licensed educational materials that provide alternatives to traditional textbooks. Learn more about campus resources that can help you find, create, and use high-quality OER.

Presented by Joe Askins, Head of Instructional Services at the University of Missouri Libraries.

Related LibGuide: Open Educational Resources (OER) by Joe Askins