Shannon Mawhiney in the Public Affairs Spotlight

Shannon Mawhiney in the Public Affairs Spotlight

Late in March, Shannon Mawhiney, Digital Archivist for the Missouri State University Libraries, was highlighted in the blog of the Office of Public Affairs Support at MSU.  The blog post, written by Cole Howerton, a student assistant in Public Affairs Support, focused on Shannon’s work with the Christian County Historical Society, which operates a museum, curates their growing collections, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, all with volunteer support.  Shannon expressed her desire to have the Christian County Historical Society collaborate…

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MSU Librarians Present Zotero Workshop

MSU Librarians Present Zotero Workshop

Jessica Bennett and Joshua Lambert recently hosted and presented a well-received webinar about the Zotero reference management tool to a small group of graduate students. Graduate students spend a lot of time collecting research and creating intellectual works from that research and Zotero can help them throughout this process. With Zotero, a researcher can find a useful resource and then save the metadata with one click in a browser. The one click also saves a PDF file and a web…

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Mohammad AlHamad Named E-Resource Strategist

Mohammad AlHamad Named E-Resource Strategist

The Missouri State University Libraries is pleased to announce and welcome Mohammad AlHamad as our new E-Resource Strategist. Most recently, Mo has served as the Librarian and LRC Coordinator at Abu Dhabi Polytechnic University. Prior to that, he was the Electronic Resources Librarian at the United Arab Emirates University. He has a MA in Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University and a BS in Computer Information Technology from Arab American University.    As E-Resource Strategist, Mo will lead the Libraries’…

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Ozark Jubilee Panel at the MO Cherry Blossom Festival

Ozark Jubilee Panel at the MO Cherry Blossom Festival

A stellar panel discussion about the Ozark Jubilee will be held in Marshfield on Friday morning next week as part of the Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival.   Friday, April 23rd, beginning at 10:30 a.m. CDT at the Assemblies of God Church, 1538 W Washington St, Marshfield, MO 65706. It’s conveniently located near I-44 (and it’s on old Route 66!). This event is free and open to all.    The 3 panelists will be:   1. John Bisney, the son of…

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Book Review Board Update

Book Review Board Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has increasingly slowed down or halted many of our services, which has led us to make the decision to temporarily cease all BRB services beginning July 1, 2021. During this hiatus, we will take a closer look at the needs of our community and how to make more meaningful contributions in the promotion of inclusive books for children and young adults within Springfield and the surrounding area.  We would like to thank our board members, staff, faculty,…

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New Exhibit in Craig Hall

New Exhibit in Craig Hall

Special Collections and Archives, a part of the Missouri State University Libraries, is pleased to unveil our new exhibit in the lobby of Craig Hall at the entrance to Coger Theatre. The exhibit case is dedicated to the theatre’s namesake, Dr. Leslie Irene Coger (1912-1999), who taught in the Theatre and Dance Department for 38 years and was one of the founders of Tent Theatre. This new exhibit highlights Dr. Coger’s collection of Japanese Hina dolls, most of which have…

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CHE Webinar on the Future of Academic Libraries

CHE Webinar on the Future of Academic Libraries

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, the Chronicle of Higher Education hosted a webinar on the future of academic libraries, in light of the recent pandemic. Several librarians from the Missouri State University Libraries attended. Scott Carlson from the Chronicle of Higher Education served as the moderator of this panel discussion. The panelists included: Alexia Hudson-Ward from MIT: She encouraged us to leverage our library spaces as community spaces (both on campus and beyond) to help the fractured university community to…

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Extended Hours During Finals Week

Extended Hours During Finals Week

This semester Finals Week will be from May 8th through May 14th.  Duane G. Meyer Library on the Springfield campus of Missouri State University will have extended hours during Spring Finals Week. Face masks and social distancing are still required. Sunday, May 9, 2021: 11 a.m. to midnight Monday, May 10, 2021: 7 a.m. to midnight Tuesday, May 11, 2021: 7 a.m. to midnight Wednesday, May 12, 2021: 7 a.m. to midnight Thursday, May 13, 2021: 7 a.m. to 10…

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EBSCO Launches Panorama

EBSCO Launches Panorama

Yesterday EBSCO Information Services announced the launch of a new service to libraries called Panorama, “a modern library analytics platform combining different library and campus data sets to enable insights from a streamlined platform. Panorama offers visualization tools and a central dashboard to collect, manipulate and display data to help the library demonstrate its impact and make informed collection decisions.”  For some time now the Missouri State University Libraries has been one of several academic libraries serving as beta partners…

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Sue Reichling Attends MLA Online Conference

Sue Reichling Attends MLA Online Conference

Susanna Reichling, library liaison to the MSU Music and Theatre & Dance Departments, recently attended the 90th Annual Music Library Association National Conference. For the first time (due to the pandemic), the event was held online and in conjunction with the Theatre Library Association National Conference, which allowed for multiple opportunities to share strategies and innovations across performing arts disciplines. The five-day conference included presentations and committee meetings focusing on collection assessment and development, binding and preservation of print and…

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