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Discovery and Access: Researching with the MU Libraries’ Collections

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022
Time: 3pm – 4pm
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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.

home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Gateway Carousel HSL, Workshops Choosing a Citation Manager: EndNote Basic, Mendeley and Zotero

Choosing a Citation Manager: EndNote Basic, Mendeley and Zotero

Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
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Citation management software helps researchers organize PDFs and notes and generate citations and bibliographies in a variety of publishing styles. The three citation managers the library teaches–Zotero, EndNote Basic and Mendeley–all have different strengths and weaknesses. This webinar previews each citation manager and explains the key features and differences between them.

home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Workshops Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Welcome to the Libraries: An Introduction for Savvy Student Scholars

Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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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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Book Talk with Benjamin Moore: The Names of John Gergen, Immigrant Identities in Early Twentieth-Century St. Louis

Thursday, January 27
4 p.m.
Online

Join MU Libraries and the University of Missouri Press for their first Book Talk of the year. Benjamin Moore, Professor Emeritus of English and founder and former Director of the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, will discuss his recently published book, The Names of John Gergen, Immigrant Identities in Early Twentieth-Century St. Louis.

Rescued from the dumpster of a boarded-up house, the yellowing scraps of a young migrant’s schoolwork provided Benjamin Moore with the jumping-off point for this study of migration, memory, and identity. Centering on the compelling story of its eponymous subject, The Names of John Gergen examines the converging governmental and institutional forces that affected the lives of migrants in the industrial neighborhoods of South St. Louis in the early twentieth century. These migrants were Banat Swabians from Torontál County in southern Hungary—they were Catholic, agrarian, and ethnically German.

Between 1900 and 1920, the St. Louis neighborhoods occupied by migrants were sites of efforts by civic authorities and social reformers to counter the perceived threat of foreignness by attempting to Americanize foreign-born residents. At the same time, these neighborhoods saw the strengthening of Banat Swabians’ ethnic identities. Historically, scholars and laypeople have understood migrants in terms of their aspirations and transformations, especially their transformations into Americans. The experiences of John Gergen and his kin, however, suggest that identity at the level of the individual was both more fragmented and more fluid than twentieth-century historians have recognized, subject to a variety of forces that often pulled migrants in multiple directions.

Event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Workshops The University Libraries: Your Partners in Teaching

The University Libraries: Your Partners in Teaching

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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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.

Out Of the Box Thinking Helps Case Report Get Accepted

What do you do when you are having difficulties with journals accepting your case report? Talk to your librarian, of course.

Dr. Evan Prost, Associate Teaching Professor of Physical Therapy, and his team worked on a case report about the solution to one patient’s back pain, but were having difficulties getting the manuscript accepted. “Many journals don’t accept case reports, and those that do seem to expect them to resemble a randomized control trial, ” says Dr. Prost. After the three rejections, Dr. Prost consulted with Diane Johnson, having previously sought her assistance with authorship and copyright questions.

Once learning about the case report topic and what the team was looking for, Diane recommended the team try the BMJ Case Reports from the British Medical Journal. “She was able to think outside the box and recommended an alternative target, and it worked!” says Dr. Prost. The case report was published in December 2021: https://casereports.bmj.com/content/14/12/e245807

“We take so much for granted with the smooth operation of the library and its website. Remember that there are real people behind the scenes making that happen. Also, the live chat has promptly come to the rescue many times for me. Thank you!”

If you are looking to publish in the future and not sure where to start, be sure to check out the publishing toolkit or contact the Health Sciences Library to help get you started.

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.

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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 Ellis Library, Events and Exhibits, Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Gateway Carousel HSL, Staff news Black History Month Exhibit and Talk: Black Health and Wellness

Black History Month Exhibit and Talk: Black Health and Wellness

February 22, 2022
3 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Join us as SHSMO Art Curator Joan Stack explores the exhibition Black Health and Wellness: A Selection of Historical Images which is on display in the colonnade cases of Ellis Library from February 7 to May 23, 2022.

Stack will examine exhibition artworks and photographs, detailing how these works expose the difficulties and achievements African Americans experienced related to healthcare and wellness throughout the 20th century. Stack’s illustrated presentation includes analysis of editorial cartoons by Missouri artists Daniel Fitzpatrick and Tom Engelhardt, as well as photographs by renowned Missouri photojournalist Arthur Whitman. Online and free, registration required.

Presented by the MU Libraries and the State Historical Society of Missouri.

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MO Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals
Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2022

The Missouri Affordable and Open Educational Resources Conference invites you to share your research, ideas, and best practices for using, creating, or adapting A&OER.

Conference Theme, Keynote, and Schedule:

The theme of this year’s conference will be Show Me the Path to A&OER through Affordability, Access, and Awareness. 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.

The Conference will be held virtually on March 9-11, 2022. Click here for more information.

Proposals:
We welcome proposals for presentations, breakout sessions, panel discussions, and roundtables from faculty, librarians, instructional designers, students, and any other educator or constituent involved in creating, using, or adapting Affordable and Open Educational Resources. Proposals should keep the conference theme in mind, however, you are encouraged to shape your proposed sessions to present your unique experiences with A&OER. We strongly encourage you to actively engage your session participants with a hands-on activity or by providing them with other material they can use.

Submission Details:
• The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2022.
• Proposals should include: Title; Abstract (approximately 250 words); Audience Learning Outcomes; and Information for each speaker (name, title, institution, short bio, and email address)
Proposals can be submitted here.
• Submissions will be evaluated on their relevance and ability to contribute to Affordability, Access, and Awareness of A&OER.
• The Conference Planning Committee will notify presenters of their decision by February 15, 2022.

Registration:
Conference registration is free and is available through eventbrite. Visit the 2022 Missouri A&OER Conference website for more details. Information will be posted as it becomes available.
If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Schmitz, University of Missouri St. Louis, schmitzl@umsl.edu or Scott Curtis, University of Missouri Kansas City, curtissa@umkc.edu.

home Cycle of Success, Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Staff news Sandy Schiefer Appointed Interim Head of the Journalism Library

Sandy Schiefer Appointed Interim Head of the Journalism Library

Sandy Schiefer, Journalism Research and Digital Access Librarian, has been appointed Interim Head of the Journalism Library, effective January 1. Sandy joined our staff in 2009, starting as a government documents librarian. She took over the Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library in 2016, and with its closure in 2021, has recently moved to the journalism library.

Sandy has worked hard to inform students and patrons about misinformation and the problems with social media and untrustworthy news. She is dedicated to educating people about how to evaluate and research what they see on the internet. These skills will serve her well in assisting faculty and students with their research.

Sandy’s previous positions include webmaster and software developer for Washington University, Hunter Engineering and SBC, Inc. in St. Louis. She also owned an online used-books store for six years. Sandy has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Technical Computing from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Workshops @ Your Library – Software Carpentry

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

Python – January 12 & 14, 9a – 4p
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R – January 12 & 13, 9a – 4p
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