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Countdown to Finals: Chat With the Librarians

Need research help? Working on your final paper or project? You can ask a librarian for help using our chat service– almost 24 hours a day.

During the day you can chat with Mizzou librarians and library staff. At night, we offer access to a chat reference service called ChatStaff. They will be able to answer most research questions, except for some that are Mizzou-specific.

To access the chat service and see what hours chat reference is available, visit libraryanswers.missouri.edu.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Uncategorized Countdown to Finals: Supplies in the Library

Countdown to Finals: Supplies in the Library

Short on supplies? Mizzou Libraries is here for you!

Need a phone charger or whiteboard markers? Go to the Checkout & Information Desk. Need a place to store your belongings AND charge your devices? Personal storage lockers with USB chargers are now available in Ellis Library, next to the elevators on the main floor. These lockers are free to use, but a Mizzou Tiger Card (MU ID) is required for access.

Need pens, pencils, bluebooks, flash drives, or sticky notes? Checkout the supplies vending machine inside the north entrance of Ellis Library. This is stocked and maintained by the Mizzou Store. If what you are looking for is not in the vending machine, checkout the Mizzou Store. The vending machine accepts fresh bills, coins and student charge with student ID cards. If issues with the machine arise, please fill out a question/problem form (located on the vending machine) and give to the Check Out and Information desk staff.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Uncategorized Countdown to Finals: Library Account Status

Countdown to Finals: Library Account Status

Every student at Mizzou has many accounts they need to keep track of, and some of those accounts can help you out at the Mizzou Libraries!

Know the status of your Print Quota. Make sure you have money left if you still need to do a lot of printing! If you go over your semester allowance, you can add money to your Tiger card account to pay for additional printing. Unfortunately, student charge is no longer available for this service, so make sure and check your account regularly. To check the status of your Print Quota, click the link and log in with your username and password. You can also request refunds from this site if your print didn’t come out correctly. While you’re at it, make sure to download PrintAnywhere if you haven’t already. If you’ll be in the library, install those printers on your device now to save yourself time.

Another account to keep in mind is your MU Libraries account. This is the account that keeps track of all the books and materials you have checked out from the Mizzou Libraries. For MOBIUS items, check your MOBIUS account. If you have anything checked out through Interlibrary Loan, you can see that information by logging into your separate ILL Account

Additionally, something else you always want to bring with you to the Mizzou Libraries is your Student ID. After 10 pm this is how you are granted access into Ellis Library, and this is also how you check out supplies (i.e., chargers, whiteboard markers, etc.) or use available lockers during all hours that library services are open.

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Uncategorized Countdown to Finals: Take a Break

Countdown to Finals: Take a Break

You made it and we couldn’t be prouder. To help get you through the finals week finish line, we have some virtual study breaks for you to try.

Send a Pet Gram!- Feeling stressed? Need a pick me up or know someone else who needs a a dose of serotonin? Send yourself, a friend, a coworker, or whoever else a pet gram to make them smile.

Color our Collections for the past few years, Special Collections participated in a week long, social media coloring fest. You can print out and color items from our special collections and archives. And to get you in the Mizzou spirit, there’s a homecoming edition featuring drawings, cartoons, and images from the Savitar, the yearbook of the University of Missouri, published from 1894 to 2004.

Library Ambiance miss the sounds of the library while studying? One of our favorite things to do is pull up some videos on youtube that mimic the sounds of the library, coffee shops, or our house common room. We’ve curated a list of our favorites to share with you.

Finals Jam Playlist need a playlist to help you study? We got you covered. This is a list of some of our favorite songs. If you have a suggestion let us know!

Virtual Puzzles– If puzzles are your thing, virtual puzzles can be a nice break from studying. You can even work on the Ellis Library Grand Reading Room.

Animal Cams at the St. Louis Zoo– Animal therapy is backed by science and instantly  makes you feel better.

5 Best Mindfulness Apps– This website provides a break down, including pros and cons for each, that help you decide which app is best for you. We’ve become fans of Simple Habit.

If in-person activities are more for you, several of our libraries will have some stress relief activities:

  • Ellis Library
    • MSA’s Wellness in Ellis, Wednesday, Dec. 7th 1-3pm
  • Engineering Library
    • Hot Cocoa Bar Monday, Dec. 12th from 11-1
    • DIY Winter Decoration Wednesday, Dec. 14th from 11-1, while supplies last
  • Health Sciences Library
    • Rubber Duck Hunt
    • Essential Oil Diffuser until supplies last
    • Snack Bags
  • Journalism Library
    • Grab-and-Go Trail Mix Bar the week before finals
    • Research Cafe the week of finals
      • Free hot chocolate for asking a research question
  • Vet Med Library
    • Monday, Dec. 12th- Tuesday, Dec. 13th: Snacks and free buttons/magnets
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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Resources and Services Countdown to Finals: Supplies

Countdown to Finals: Supplies

Short on supplies? Mizzou Libraries is here for you!

Need a phone charger or whiteboard markers? Go to the Checkout & Information Desk. Need a place to store your belongings AND charge your devices? Personal storage lockers with USB chargers are now available in Ellis Library, next to the elevators on the main floor. These lockers are free to use, but a Mizzou Tiger Card (MU ID) is required for access.

Need pens, pencils, bluebooks, flash drives, or sticky notes? Checkout the supplies vending machine inside the north entrance of Ellis Library. This is stocked and maintained by the Mizzou Store. If what you are looking for is not in the vending machine, checkout the Mizzou Store. The vending machine accepts fresh bills, coins and student charge with student ID cards issued as of Fall 2017. If issues with the machine arise, please fill out a question/problem form (located on the vending machine) and give to the Check Out and Information desk staff.

home Resources and Services Countdown to Finals: Account Status

Countdown to Finals: Account Status

Every student at Mizzou has many accounts they need to keep track of, and some of those accounts can help you out at the Mizzou Libraries!

Know the status of your Print Quota. Make sure you have money left if you still need to do a lot of printing! If you go over your semester allowance, you can add money to your Tiger card account to pay for additional printing. Unfortunately, student charge is no longer available for this service, so make sure and check your account regularly. To check the status of your Print Quota, click the link and log in with your username and password. You can also request refunds from this site if your print didn’t come out correctly. While you’re at it, make sure to download PrintAnywhere if you haven’t already. If you’ll be in the library, install those printers on your device now to save yourself time.

Another account to keep in mind is your MERLIN Account. This is the account that keeps track of all the books and materials you have checked out from the Mizzou Libraries or MOBIUS. If you have anything checked out through Interlibrary Loan, you can see that information by logging into your separate ILL Account

Additionally, something else you always want to bring with you to the Mizzou Libraries is your Student ID. After 10 pm this is how you are granted access into Ellis Library, and this is also how you check out supplies (i.e., chargers, whiteboard markers, etc.) or use available lockers during all hours that library services are open.

home Resources and Services Countdown to Finals: Study Spaces

Countdown to Finals: Study Spaces

Before those long hours of studying during finals week, find a study spot at Mizzou Libraries. We have spaces for everyone. If you prefer silence, check out rooms 201 and 202 in Ellis Library. Check out this Ellis Library floorplan to see all the quiet spots. Journalism also has four private personal study pods on the bottom floor that are first come, first served.

If you don’t prefer complete silence, try the Information Commons (or the first main floor of Ellis Library). Or the Bookmark Café on the ground floor for coffee and conversation.

If it’s a group study spot you are searching for, try to reserve one of the group study rooms in either Ellis, Engineering, or Journalism. They can be reserved for up to two hours for each group. Some also have Solstice monitors to help groups studying together share information with one another. Whatever you need, make sure and plan ahead, as rooms fill up quickly! Currently, access to the Health Sciences Library is only accessible to those with badges authorized to enter the School of Medicine and MU Healthcare buildings.

Remember, if your program has its own library, be sure to check out those spaces, as they are often designated specifically for you!

home Resources and Services Countdown to Finals: Hours of Library Services

Countdown to Finals: Hours of Library Services

Before finals week, brush up on the hours the services are open at the Mizzou Libraries. Even though Ellis Library will be open 24/7, some services are not.

If you need help, you can always chat with a librarian 24/5. Saturday hours are 10 am-10 pm, and then chat services start again Sunday morning at 10 am.

If you need to check out materials, the Check-Out and Information Desk is open Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – midnight, Friday 7:30 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm – midnight. If you’re wanting to check out books, there is a self-checkout machine available at all times.

The specialized libraries on campus are also not open 24/7, so make sure to check their hours. All library hours are available on the Mizzou Libraries homepage.

home Resources and Services Take a Mental Break: Finals Week Edition

Take a Mental Break: Finals Week Edition

You made it and we couldn’t be prouder. To help get you through the finals week finish line, we have some virtual study breaks for you to try.

Send a Pet Gram!- Feeling stressed? Need a pick me up or know someone else who needs a a dose of serotonin? Send yourself, a friend, a coworker, or whoever else a pet gram to make them smile.

Color our Collections for the past few years, Special Collections participated in a week long, social media coloring fest. You can print out and color items from our special collections and archives. And to get you in the Mizzou spirit, there’s a homecoming edition featuring drawings, cartoons, and images from the Savitar, the yearbook of the University of Missouri, published from 1894 to 2004.

Library Ambiance miss the sounds of the library while studying? One of our favorite things to do is pull up some videos on youtube that mimic the sounds of the library, coffee shops, or our house common room. We’ve curated a list of our favorites to share with you.

Finals Jam Playlist need a playlist to help you study? We got you covered. This is a list of some of our favorite songs. If you have a suggestion let us know!

Virtual Puzzles– If puzzles are your thing, virtual puzzles can be a nice break from studying. You can even work on the Ellis Library Grand Reading Room.

Animal Cams at the St. Louis Zoo– Animal therapy is backed by science and instantly  makes you feel better.

Stop, Breathe, Think– This website and app help us get into the right frame of mine and we hope it helps you as well.

If in-person activities are more for you, several of our libraries will have some stress relief activities:

  • Ellis Library
    • Tuesday December 14th: Random Act of Snacks- we will be handing out GoPo popcorn, until supplies run out
  • Engineering Library
    • Monday December 13th, 11-1pm: Hot Cocoa Bar, until supplies run out
    • Tuesday Dec. 14th 2-3pm: first 50 people get to take a plant home
    • Coloring pages and origami study buddies
  • Health Sciences Library
    • Smores Trail Mix goody bags until supplies run out
    • Zen garden, sensory bin, puzzles, and coloring pages
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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Resources and Services, Staff news Send a Friend (or Yourself!) a Finals Week Pet Gram

Send a Friend (or Yourself!) a Finals Week Pet Gram

Feeling stressed? Need a pick me up or know someone else who needs a a dose of serotonin? Send yourself, a friend, a coworker, or whoever else a pet gram to make them smile.

You can choose to feature a dog, cat, or bird. Or choose to be surprised! All pets featured are owned by a Mizzou Libraries employee and they are excited to have their beloved pets to spread some joy.

Send one or many, there is no limit! We will take requests from November 29th-December 10th.

Request here: https://forms.gle/KahzbkveBJVsCdoe9

Have a question? Email mulibrariesprmc@missouri.edu

Thanks UNF Library for the inspiration!

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.