Dear friends and colleagues,
As we come to the end of the year, we wish you and yours a happy and refreshing holiday and look forward to the new semester.
As you have heard, the proposed library fee did not receive the required 60% of the student vote. We want to let you know that the Libraries have been working hard to address current budget issues. The good news is that we are able to avoid a large journal cut this fiscal year. A message to faculty about current and future budget expectations will be shared with faculty late January.
There are several ways in which you can support the libraries:
- Communicate your concerns to your chair, dean, and to the library committee
- Adopt a book
- Honor a person of your choice with books
- Join Friends of the MU Libraries
- Join the Library Society
- Have your development officer talk with ours, Matt Gaunt
- Include funds for library resources in grant applications
We continue to celebrate the centennial of the libraries. Please join us for our rededication ceremony on January 15, 3:00-5:00, in the grand reading room. Author Steve Weinberg will give a brief presentation on his upcoming publication, A Place of Visions: 100 years of the University of Missouri Libraries.
Attention BrowZine users. We are sorry to report that this service will be discontinued beginning January 1st. If you have questions, please contact your subject librarian.
We are pleased to welcome librarian Timothy Perry to Special Collections. Tim recently completed a Master of Information degree at the University of Toronto, with specializations in Library and Information Science and in Book History and Print Culture. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classics and French from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), a Master’s degree in Classics from the University of Canterbury, and a PhD in Classics from the University of Toronto.
We wish you all the best in the new year!