home Cycle of Success, Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Christina Pryor Appointed Interim Director of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library

Christina Pryor Appointed Interim Director of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library

Christina Pryor has been appointed Interim Director of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, effective March 1, 2021. Chris joined our staff in 2018 as the Missouri Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine, and has also served as our Interim Assistant Director for Library Operations for the past 18 months.

Chris brings excellent experience and skills to this position. She came to the University of Missouri in 2018 from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library in Seattle, where she served as the assistant director and community health education coordinator.  Her previous positions include consulting and education services manager for Amigos Library Services, reference manager for the St. Louis County Library System, and medical research librarian for Covidien/Mallinckrodt. Over her entire career, she has worked to emphasize the importance of health information to a wide variety of constituents.  She has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

We are pleased and grateful that Chris is able to step into this new role at our library.

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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 Events and Exhibits Registration is Open for the Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Symposium

Registration is Open for the Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2021 Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Symposium. This year’s event will be held virtually and is free to all attendees.

The theme of this year’s Symposium will be centered around the idea of CARE, an acronym for Collaborating and Adapting/Adopting Resources for Equity. We would like to explore how the A&OER community cares for others by advocating for accessibility and equity of materials. With many conference themes centered around Covid-19 and its impact on students and faculty, we thought we would take this concept one step further and explore how the use of A&OER can address the issues of unequal access to educational materials on college campuses that have become so apparent during the pandemic. This theme is inspired by the importance of using Affordable and Open Educational Resources as a means to champion social equity by ensuring accessibility of materials to all students.

The Symposium will be held virtually on March 3 – 5, 2021. Click here to view the schedule and register today!

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2021

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2021

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

The January 2021 featured article, “Time from start of quarantine to SARS-CoV-2 positive test among quarantined college and university athletes – 17 States, June-October 2020” , was authored by Dr. Stevan Whitt of the Department of Medicine. The article was published in MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (impact factor of 13.606 in 2019).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/code/facultypubmonthly/faculty_publications.php?Month=January&Year=2021

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list.

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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 Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Upcoming Workshops: Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry

Upcoming Workshops: Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry

Looking to add programming, scripting, automation, and data management skills to your research toolbox? Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops return online for Spring 2021! These 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.

Specific tools covered (no prior experience necessary) include:

  • Bash/Unix shell
  • Git
  • Python
  • R
  • Data Organization with Spreadsheets
  • Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

*Scheduling note: a full Software Carpentry workshop is usually 2 days face-to-face, covering Shell, Git, and Python or R. We have temporarily moved these workshops online and have separated the lessons into shorter sessions. To receive the content equivalent to a full workshop, please register for a session of each lesson (Shell, Git, and Python or R) from the workshop calendar.

Please visit https://libcal.missouri.edu/calendar/workshops/?cid=35&ct=48115 for dates, information, and registration.

More topics and workshop dates will be added, so watch the workshop calendar or subscribe to the MU-CARPENTRIES-L email listserv for information and announcements.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library: Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact

For a complete schedule of workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

Maximizing Your Research Identity and Impact
Learn how to effectively use researcher profiles and scholarly communications networks to develop and manage your online scholarly presence. Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact.

Click on the links to register. You will receive a Zoom link and password by email. The workshops will be recorded, edited and posted online for anyone who can’t attend live.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: December 2020

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: December 2020

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

The December 2020 featured article, “Docking of acetyl-CoA carboxylase to the plastid envelope membrane attenuates fatty acid production in plants” , was co-authored by Dr. Steven Van Doren and Dr. Jay Thelen of the Department of Biochemistry. The article was published in Nature Communications (impact factor of 12.121 in 2019).

This month we are also featuring the 2020 publications of Dr. Richard Barohn as he was new to MU in 2020. Among his many 2020 publications, Dr. Barohn had two articles published in JAMA Neurology (impact factor 13.608 in 2019):

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: https://library.muhealth.org/code/facultypubmonthly/faculty_publications.php?Month=December&Year=2020

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list.

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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 Budget, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services What the Collections Cuts Mean for You at the Health Sciences Library

What the Collections Cuts Mean for You at the Health Sciences Library

This year, the campus is facing the task of reducing our journal costs by $1.2 million for FY2021, which amounts to a 20% reduction compounded by additional subscription cuts at the UM System level.

What does this mean for you?

  • We will be able to retain access to most of the high use journals, and the highly ranked journals with impact factors in the top quartile.
  • We will need to substitute interlibrary loan & pay per view for some of the most expensive journals, especially the ones costing $10,000/year or more.
  • The library will pay to get any articles you need in journals outside of our subscriptions. The image of findit@MU button button provides the most convenient way to request articles.  You can also submit article requests using this form.

Click here to learn more about our data driven approach to these collections cuts. 

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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 Hours, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Health Sciences Library Spring 2021 Hours

Health Sciences Library Spring 2021 Hours

The Health Sciences Library will have the following hours for the Spring 2021 semester. Badge access is still required.

Monday – Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

University Libraries Hours

As always, we are available virtually via phone, email, chat, and Zoom.

Library personnel will carefully assess how the new service models are working and will determine whether services can be gradually scaled up or, conversely, whether conditions will require a return to delivering more services remotely.

Email us at at asklibrary@health.missouri.edu if you have any questions.

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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 J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Spring 2021 Textbooks Available at the Health Sciences Library

Spring 2021 Textbooks Available at the Health Sciences Library

Spring 2021 required and recommended textbooks for classes in the School of NursingSchool of Health Professions and the Department of Health Management and Informatics are now available at the library. Each course has its own corresponding tab.

Paper copies are available on Health Sciences Library Reserve for a 24 hour checkout time. Any duplicate copies of textbooks are available and subject to regular check out times.

Returned print books will be placed under a 72 hour quarantine before they can be checked out again. Expect delays if you wish to check out a print book.

Be aware of the user limits on electronic textbooks. They are different depending on textbook and platform. We make note of any user limits.

Unfortunately, we don’t have all the books required for every class. If we don’t have your textbook, there are several avenues you can use to find a copy, which are all clearly labeled on each class page.

Textbook Guides:

If you need help accessing any of the textbooks, email asklibrary@health.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 J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Health Sciences Ebooks Viewed over 100,000 Times Last Year

Health Sciences Ebooks Viewed over 100,000 Times Last Year

We recently completed an analysis of our ebook usage for the Health Sciences and Veterinary Medical Libraries.

Our ebook collection of 2000 ebooks was viewed over 100,000 times and of those 2000 ebooks, 30 of them were viewed over 1000 times each! You can browse our ebook collection here.

At the Health Sciences Library, we do our best to purchase the ebook copies of the books you need knowing that our users are not always on campus. Have a book you’d like to recommend? Let us know here. 

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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.