OzarksWatch Magazine to be indexed in Ulrich’s

OzarksWatch Magazine to be indexed in Ulrich’s

As of next week, OzarksWatch Magazine, a publication of the Ozarks Studies Institute, will be indexed in UlrichsWeb. UlrichsWeb is an easily searchable database affiliated with ProQuest that provides detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all sorts. This weekend, UlrichsWeb will do its weekly cache refresh, after which OzarksWatch will become discoverable by many more library users worldwide.

Missouri A&OER Conference a Success!

Missouri A&OER Conference a Success!

The Missouri A&OER Conference (Affordable & Open Education Resources) was another success! The 5th annual conference was organized by the Missouri A&OER Conference Planning Committee, chaired by MSU faculty librarian, Tracy Stout.  This year’s theme was ‘OER: A Student-Focused Innovation’ with presentations centering on faculty experiences with adopting or adapting OER, creative uses for OER in the classroom, the impact of OER on student outcomes, and incorporating open pedagogy into courses. Highlights from the virtual conference include a keynote by…

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Susan Croce Kelly Awarded DAR History Award

Susan Croce Kelly Awarded DAR History Award

Susan Croce Kelly, Managing Editor of OzarksWatch Magazine, a publication of the Ozarks Studies Institute, an ongoing initiative of the Missouri State University Libraries, has been awarded the History Award from the national DAR, the Daughters of the American Republic. The honor was conferred on her during this week’s regular meeting of the Rachel Donelson Chapter of the DAR.  Ms. Kelly has had an amazing career. Three publications related to regional and national history deserve mention: Route 66: The Highway…

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Kentwood Series Continues April 11: David Harrison and Chris Craig

Kentwood Series Continues April 11: David Harrison and Chris Craig

David Harrison, Missouri’s Poet Laureate and well known children’s author, will be presenting at MSU’s Kentwood Hall Chrystal Room on Thursday April 11th beginning at 7:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available on the grounds of Kentwood Hall.  David will be joined, later in the program, by friends and musicians Chris Craig and Gale Clithero, who together form the Byron Bigger’s Band.  The trio will perform selections of David’s children’s  classic poems…

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Derek Moser talks reading trends with KSMU

Derek Moser talks reading trends with KSMU

  Derek Moser, Duane G. Meyer Library’s director of resource management and discovery, got on-air with KSMU’s Adair Seifert for National Reading Month. He discussed literacy trends and the impact of technology. You can listen to his interview here.

Testing Center participates in Cooperative Engineering Program

Testing Center participates in Cooperative Engineering Program

   The Testing Center has recently agreed with the Missouri State University     Cooperative Engineering program in the College of Natural and Applied       Sciences, which is taught in conjunction with Missouri S&T, to     administer  exams for MSU students in the Cooperative   Engineering program who are taking courses through Missouri S&T.   Prior  to this semester, these exams were proctored by MSU faculty outside of their own course loads, requiring an additional 40 – 60 hours of test…

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A Piece of History Added to the MSU Libraries

A Piece of History Added to the MSU Libraries

Springfield locals may remember strolling around downtown and stopping to look in the window of Ozark Camera on East Walnut. For a long time, a studio camera from the early 1900s was in that window, reminding people how much photography has changed. When the owner, Eugene (Gene) Anderson, retired from the business in the late 1990s the camera made its way to Missouri State University. It spent most of its time on campus in the office of Photographic Services (now…

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Scott Fischer Moves Into Testing Center Role

Scott Fischer Moves Into Testing Center Role

The Missouri State University Libraries is happy to announce that Scott Fischer is transitioning from working in the Innovation Lab to the MSU Testing Center, effective April 1, 2024. Scott will fill a crucial role assisting with accommodated exams and other duties in the Testing Center, a need made more acute with Chris Edwards’ recent retirement. Scott currently serves a central role in supporting the Sunday and evening hours with Access Services, and his full transition will not occur until…

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Rachael West Presents on Foraging Tonight

Rachael West Presents on Foraging Tonight

Tonight (Thursday, March 14, 2024), beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom of MSU’s Kentwood Hall, almost directly across from the Shrine Mosque on East St. Louis Street, Rachael West from Eating the Ozarks will present about being a four-season forager in the Ozarks. Learn how to forage where you are.  This event, part of the Kentwood Series, is free and open to the public. Events in the Ketwood Series are held on the second Thursday of each month….

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Missouri Humanities Organizes 7th Annual Springfield Symposium

Missouri Humanities Organizes 7th Annual Springfield Symposium

Missouri Humanities, a non-profit organization, is working with several local organizations, including the Missouri State University Libraries, to present the 7th Annual Springfield Symposium in April. Join us on April 12th-13th in Springfield, Missouri, for an immersive experience that explores “Ozarks Marvels: Innovation for the Common Good.” All sessions are FREE and open to the public, with the option to attend any or all events. The kick-off event will be held on Friday evening, April 12th, in Kentwood Hall. The…

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