Tracy Stout Presents at Showcase

Tracy Stout Presents at Showcase

Tracy Stout, a member of the MSU Library Science Faculty, gave an excellent presentation on Open Educational Resources (OER) on Wednesday morning, August 17, 2022 at the 37th MSU Showcase on Teaching and Learning.  Tracy provided a general overview of the fast-growing and ever-changing OER universe. She discussed the benefits of and ability to customize course content, innovate teaching practices, expand selection of teaching materials, provide equitable access to learning resources, and reduce the cost of student materials in an…

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Updates: Ozarks Program at the 2023 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in DC

Updates: Ozarks Program at the 2023 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in DC

The 2023 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be held on the National Mall in Washington DC from Wednesday, June 28th through Sunday, July 9th.  Two main programs are being planned for the 2023 Festival: Creative Encounters: Living Religions in the U.S. The Ozarks: Faces and Facets of a Region The Ozarks Program is being organized around four basic themes: Celebrations and Gatherings  Stories, Sounds, and Show Business  Migrations, Movements, and Pathways   Connections to Land and Place  Here are some updates on…

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Joshua Lambert to Present at MLA Conference

Joshua Lambert to Present at MLA Conference

The 2022 Missouri Library Association Conference will be held in Springfield on September 28-30, 2022. This is a great opportunity for local librarians to learn and network. As part of the conference this year, Joshua Lambert, associate professor and Missouri State University Libraries faculty, will give a lightning round presentation about converting Greene County election information into usable data.

Derek Moser Joins the Library Science Faculty

Derek Moser Joins the Library Science Faculty

Derek Moser has accepted the offer from the Missouri State University Libraries to serve as Director of Resource Management and Discovery.  This is a 12-month, tenure-track position at the initial rank of Assistant Professor. Derek’s first day will be Monday, August 15. His office will be located in the Room 007 workspace on the Lower Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University.  Derek is at the ABD stage (All-But-Dissertation) of his doctoral…

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Student Authors Donate Prize Books

Student Authors Donate Prize Books

Victoria (3rd grade) and Olivia (1st grade), students at the Greenwood Laboratory School on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University, were winning authors within their grade levels for the 2022 OPT/PBS Kids Writers Contest. Victoria won first place for her story, “Teresa, Katrina, and the Dragon,” and Olivia won second place for her story, “Lovely the Unicorn – Butterfly Made Friends.” Their prizes included a new set of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which they donated to Haseltine Library,…

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Rare Wine Rare Books Raises Record-Breaking Funds

Rare Wine Rare Books Raises Record-Breaking Funds

The MSU Libraries’ signature event, Rare Wine Rare Books, grossed a record-breaking $20K this year. All proceeds support the Fraley Family Rare Books Endowment at Missouri State. The event, held on Friday evening, July 22nd in the stacks of Duane G. Meyer Library, featured French cuisine, French wine, and new acquisitions to our rare book collection. The success of Rare Wine Rare Books 2022 was made possible with generous support from our sponsors: Dinner Sponsors: Karen Horny, Dr. Walter &…

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OSI Sponsors “Order Up!” Route 66 Gustatory Exhibit at the History Museum on the Square

OSI Sponsors “Order Up!” Route 66 Gustatory Exhibit at the History Museum on the Square

The Ozarks Studies Institute, an ongoing initiative of the Missouri State University Libraries, located in the Ozarks Room on the Top Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus, is one of several sponsors of the fabulous new “Order Up!” exhibit at the History Museum on the Square.  The exhibit highlights and celebrates many of the iconic restaurants that existed along the Route 66 corridors (plural because the route through town changed over time) through Springfield and…

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Meyer Library Room 206 Classroom

Meyer Library Room 206 Classroom

The newly renovated Room 206 teaching space on the Second Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield Campus of Missouri State University is now ready for use. Room 206 has become one of the state-of-the-art high-tech classrooms on campus, replete with a wide variety of teaching and learning technologies and connectivity. It joins the ranks of several Zoom-enabled classrooms and meeting spaces in Duane G. Meyer Library.  All the furniture has arrived and will be deployed soon. …

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History Keepers Gather

History Keepers Gather

On Thursday, July 21, 2022 archivists from the MSU Libraries were at Timmons Hall for the History Keepers’ luncheon. This event and others bring together members of the African American community to remember, discover, and share local history. Last week’s program focused on the Literary Calm Chat Club. Founded in 1928, this group of African American women, primarily teachers, worked to promote African American achievements and supported student scholarships.  Today’s History Keepers are older members of the community who shared…

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