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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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Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries Celebrates the 2022 Robert J. Stuckey Essay Conest Winners

The Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 – 2022 Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest. The contest offers monetary awards of $1,500 for the first-place winner and $750 for the second-place winner. Thirty-seven essays were submitted for the contest this year.

The first-place winner is Mary Schwanke of North Shelby High School in Shelbyville, MO for her essay entitled “17,850 Hours.” The second-place winner is AJ Wildhaber of Hancock High School in St. Louis, MO for their essay entitled “Dead Name.” The Stuckey Essay contest also provides an award of $250 for teachers of the winning students. Congratulations to Kathy Jackson and Brian Murphy for their work with this year’s winners.

Each year the essay contest is open to Missouri High School students in grades 9-12, and only one entry is accepted from each school. Common student topics for essays include literary analyses, accounts of personal experiences, and fictional short stories. Each essay should be originally composed by the student without assistance and should not have been submitted to any previous contest or have been previously published.

The Friends of the Libraries have been affiliated with the University of Missouri Libraries since 1960 and have administered and funded the Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest since its inception. The late Robert J. Stuckey was a member of the 1963 junior class of Farmington High School and had planned to attend college. He was deeply interested in current events and enjoyed reading. This annual contest is presented in memory of him.

Thank you to this year’s Stuckey Essay judges, Shelby Catalano, Jody Feldman, Ann Campion Riley, Laurie Tourtellot, and Steve Weinberg, all of whom serve on the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries Council.

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MU Faculty Books on Display in Ellis Library

Want to see the results of MU faculty research? Visit the Ellis Library colonnade to see some of the latest books published by our faculty. The exhibit will be on display all summer.

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Updated: Changes to the Library Catalog on June 23

The University of Missouri Libraries are pleased to announce our new catalog interface, integrated with Discover @ MU, will go live on June 23, 2022. The new system will allow patrons to search books, journals, online resources and more in one platform. All items already checked out to patrons will migrate to the new system.

We will be transitioning to our new system from June 18-21, 2022. During this transition materials will be processed manually which may result in delays in updating your account and processing some requests and holds. We will make the necessary adjustments to dates to avoid fines or other fees.

Requests for materials not owned by MU Libraries may be made via the MOBIUS catalog or ILL@MU.

If you have any questions, please visit Ask the Librarians!

Rae Thudium Appointed Head of Veterinary Medical Library

The MU Libraries are pleased to announce that Rae Thudium has been appointed as the head of the Veterinary Medical Library. Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Rae earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Columbia College and a Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Missouri. She has served as the interim head librarian since the departure of Kate Anderson in July, 2021. Previously, she was a library associate at the Daniel Boone Regional Library and the interim executive assistant at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. Her goals for the veterinary library include ensuring the library is a safe, quiet place for all, and updating the print collection to include additional eBook options.

Welcome to Vera Elwood, Head of Journalism Library

The MU Libraries are pleased to announce that Vera Elwood has been hired as the head of the Journalism Library. Vera comes to Mizzou from Central Methodist University, where she was the instructional services librarian for three years. Prior to that, Vera served as young adult librarian and, later, outreach librarian at the Hays Public Library for three years. Vera may have gotten her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in Kansas, but she became a third generation Mizzou legacy when she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Missouri.

Books to Celebrate Pride Month

June is Pride Month and to help celebrate this month of love and acceptance, here are some books available at Mizzou Libraries that tell stories of triumphs and struggles of the LGBTQ community.

These are just a few recommendations, so be sure to search the library catalog to see what else we have.

Have book recommendation? Let us know here.

 

For the Fiction Fans:

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan 

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right. This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.

https://encore.searchmobius.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb29393525

 

The Book of Salt by Monique Truong 

 

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir that charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the “Fun Home.” It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. More recently, this memoir was turned into a Tony award winning musical and you can check out the book and lyrics as well.

http://merlin.lib.umsystem.edu/record=b7753395~S1

 

Marriage of a thousand lies

marriage-of-a-thousand-liesLucky is an unemployed millennial programmer. Her husband, Krishna, is an editor for a greeting card company. Both are secretly gay, presenting their conservative Sri Lankan-American families with a heterosexual front while dating on the side. When Lucky’s grandmother falls, Lucky returns to her mother’s home and unexpectedly reconnects with her childhood friend and first lover, Nisha. When the two rekindle old romantic feelings, Lucky tries to save Nisha from entering a marriage based on a lie and finds herself pushed to breaking point. A moving exploration of love and queerness.

https://encore.searchmobius.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb32604082

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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.

LGBTQ Library Resources at Mizzou

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots. 

With Pride Month, we wanted to highlight a few of our guides dedicated to LGBTQ resources. These guides are updated throughout the year.

Our guide, LGBTQ Resources, provides useful resources for research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues, and for members, family, and friends of the LGBTQ community. Whether you are a student looking for help with your papers and projects or you are looking for reading recommendations, this guide is a good resource.

If you are interested in LGBTQ health resources, we have a guide that links to community and nationwide resources, as well as books & media recommendations in Mizzou Libraries and beyond.

Not everything on these guides are behind a paywall. If there is a resource you cannot access, we encourage you to look at your local and university library or local bookstore.

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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.

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Christina Pryor Appointed Director of Health Sciences Library and Associate University Librarian for Specialized Libraries

Christina Pryor has been appointed Director of Health Sciences Library and Associate University Librarian for Specialized Libraries, effective June 1, 2022. She has served admirably in her interim roles at the University of Missouri, and we welcome her permanent status at the Libraries. Chris joined the Libraries in 2018 as the Missouri Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine, and she began overseeing Health Sciences Library operations in December, 2019.

This position is a leadership role within the University Libraries, including oversight for libraries in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and the Missouri School of Journalism. As an AUL, she also serves as a member of the Libraries Management Team.

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.

Pryor is active in state, regional and national professional organizations. She is currently serving as President of the Reference and User Services Association, a division of ALA.

home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Resources and Services Sorry for the Inconvenience: Central and West Stacks Temporarily Closed

Sorry for the Inconvenience: Central and West Stacks Temporarily Closed

The Central and West Stacks in Ellis Library will be closed this summer due to a window repair project. If you need materials that are located in the Central or West Stacks, you may request the materials online or ask for help at the Checkout and Information Desk, which is located on the north side (close to Lowry Mall) of the 1st floor. Here are the call numbers that will be affected:

P to PG
*PH to PQ2999
QL to QR
R to VM
Z to ZA
001-353.7
353.9 to 999
Juvenile Fiction and Non-Fiction

We apologize for any noise or other inconvenience that occur while we work on some much-needed improvements to the library. Please contact Shannon Cary at carysn@missouri.edu if you have any questions.

*Some of these books will be unavailable during this project. They may be borrowed from MOBIUS or traditional Interlibrary Loan.