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 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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Research Smarter: JSTOR Tips and Tools, March 19

JSTOR is a full-text database with thousands of journals relevant to the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and mathematics. In this webinar, we will discuss the content of the database, tips for advanced searching, using subject guides, and other tools for research available in JSTOR.

Hosted by Bradley Fuller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri Libraries.

Registration for March 19, 1 p.m.

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home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Workshops HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America: Quick Tips for Primary Source Searches

HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America: Quick Tips for Primary Source Searches

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm
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Need primary sources on an arcane topic? Join Marie Concannon, head of Government Information at MU Libraries, for this half-hour presentation on power-user tips for finding information in three major online digital libraries: HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America.

Marie was at the State Historical Society for 10 years and has worked in government information for the last 20. As creator of the Prices & Wages by Decade online resource, she has done a lot of digging around in free online libraries and is pleased to share her most effective strategies.

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Lockers with Chargers Now Available in Ellis Library

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 TigerCard (MU ID) is required for access. These lockers were purchased with funds from the Enhance Mizzou student fee.

Spacesaver Lockers

  • There are two USB charger ports to charge electronic devices in each locker. Chargers are available at the Check Out and Information Desk.
  • You can only use one locker at a time.
  • Lockers can only be used for one day at a time. Any items left in the lockers overnight will be taken to Lost and Found at the Ellis Library West Entrance Desk.

Instructions

  • Push on door to open locker door. Available lockers have a green light on the numbered panel. Occupied lockers have a red light.
  • Put Items in locker. Charge electronic devices by plugging into USB charger ports.
  • Close locker door. Press your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel to lock the door. The light will turn red. Remember your locker number.
  • Open locked door by pressing your Mizzou TigerCard against numbered panel. The light will turn green and the door will open.

If you have any problems using the lockers, contact the Building Coordinator at 115 Ellis Library (by the North Entrance) or the Ellis Safety Team at the West Entrance Desk.

home Gateway Carousel, Gateway Carousel ELTC, Workshops Exploring Oxford Reference: Ready Reference in a Digital World

Exploring Oxford Reference: Ready Reference in a Digital World

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time:10:30am – 11:30am
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In a world where free online encyclopedias and dictionaries are abundant and accessible, using subscription-based reference materials could feel cumbersome at best. This workshop will highlight the key benefits and features of using Oxford Reference Online for your academic endeavors. Together we will explore everything from traditional dictionaries and encyclopedias to historic quotations and timelines. In doing so, we will learn how best to navigate and explore reference materials in a digital world.

 

home Events and Exhibits, Staff news Historic Images of Black Families: A Discussion of the Ellis Library Exhibition

Historic Images of Black Families: A Discussion of the Ellis Library Exhibition

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Location: Virtual
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Joan Stack, PhD, State Historical Society of Missouri, will give a presentation on the images you can see at their Black History Month 2021 exhibit. She will talk about each piece, examining their significance and importance. She will also discuss how SHSMO collects Black History resources and how you can access them.

The engaging exhibit features images of Black families that the State Historical Society has gathered over time. It will be on view in the first floor Colonnade of Ellis Library from February 8 through the end of the Spring 2021 semester.

home Workshops Workshops @ Your Library: Choosing a Citation Manager

Workshops @ Your Library: Choosing a Citation Manager

A citation manager helps organize PDFs and notes as well as format citations in thousands of styles. Unfortunately, there is no best citation manager. The three citation managers the library teaches–Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley–all have different strengths and weaknesses. This class previews each citation manager and explains the differences between them.

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom

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I Saw It on Social Media: How to Evaluate Social Media Content

When you’re mindlessly scrolling your phone, it’s not uncommon to see an ad for a new skincare line or a multivitamin that seems “too good to be true.” While social media offers us a great way to connect with others and consume content, it can also be very overwhelming. This workshop will cover tips and tricks on how to research efficiently and effectively and how to determine information validity on social media.

Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom

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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, Resources and Services In a Hurry? Use Self Checkout at Ellis Library

In a Hurry? Use Self Checkout at Ellis Library

Ellis Library has a self-checkout machine!

It’s a quick-and-easy way to check out books and other items.

How does it work? Simply swipe your student ID and scan your item. The screen shows the due date and gives you the options to print or email yourself a receipt.

Where is it? On the main floor of the library at the top of the stairs by the west entrance.