“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

MSU-West Plains Joins the “First FOLIO at MSU” Project: Last week Dean Peters met with Dr. Dennis Lancaster, Dean of Academic Affairs at the MSU-West Plain campus. They agreed that both the Garnett Library on the West Plains campus and the Barbe Library on the Mountain Grove campus would participate in the “First FOLIO at MSU” Project. The search for a new Library Director for MSU-West Plains is underway, following the death of Sylvia Kuhlmeier. Once the new director is…

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Libraries Innovation Lab Advisory Council Meets

Libraries Innovation Lab Advisory Council Meets

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 the inaugural meeting of the Advisory Council of the Libraries Innovation Lab was held in Duane G. Meyer Library. Members in attendance included : From MSU: Craig Frazier, Vice-Chair of the MSU Board of Governors and Chair-Elect Clif Smart, President of MSU Frank Einhellig, Provost Vonda Yarberry, Dept. Head, Art + Design Matt Pierson, Engineering Abdillahi Dirie, SGA Tyler Drenon, MSU Libraries   From the Community: Chris Hill, City Utilities Kyle Drenon, Murney & Associates…

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Office of the Board Secretary Moves to Duane G. Meyer Library

Office of the Board Secretary Moves to Duane G. Meyer Library

Soon Rowena Stone will become the Secretary to the Board of Governors of Missouri State University. Her office was moved this week to Room 115C of Duane G. Meyer Library. She will be providing administrative assistance and record-keeping for the Board as it fulfills its responsibilities: “Missouri State University is under the general control and management of the Board of Governors, which according to statutes of the state of Missouri, possesses full power and authority to adopt all needful rules…

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What’s Brewing @ Your Library Event

What’s Brewing @ Your Library Event

Save the date for the next installment of the MSU Libraries’ signature event, What’s Brewing @ Your Library! Friday, December 13th at Duane G. Meyer Library 5:00-7:00 p.m. What’s Brewing @ Your Library is a great way for MSU faculty and staff to celebrate the end of the semester and visit with colleagues, all while enjoying samples from area breweries, snacks, and live music. It’s also the perfect opportunity to check out what’s new and exciting at Meyer Library! Want to help?…

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Richards and Peters Present at MPLA

Richards and Peters Present at MPLA

Dave Richards, Dean of Libraries at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Tom Peters, Dean of Library Services at Missouri State University, presented at the annual conference of the Mountain-Plains Library Association in Albuquerque last Friday.  The title of their presentation was “Regional History Collections and Academic Libraries: Local Gold Mines.” To remain relevant into the 2020s, academic libraries in the Mountain-Plains region should review and revise their fundamental strategies regarding collections, services, and spaces. Richards and Peters encouraged attendees…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Implementation Advisory Working Groups

“First FOLIO at MSU” Implementation Advisory Working Groups

As the migration process moves forward, we’re excited to draw on the many skills and strengths of our Libraries team. For this purpose, the Steering Committee has created Implementation Advisory Working Groups (IAWGs), small specialized groups targeting crucial needs.  Currently, our IAWGs include: OpenAthens IAWG Chairs: Mark Arnold and Brooks Travis Members: Andrea Miller, Matt LaPage (EBSCO) Projects: Connection to existing University Identity Provider(s) Provisioning resources and configuring access Updating existing URLs in Library resources (e.g. PURLs) to Athenized links…

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Group Workspaces in Duane G. Meyer Library

Group Workspaces in Duane G. Meyer Library

Duane G. Meyer Library offers a variety of small group workspaces, ranging from big rectangular tables — many with electrical outlets right in the tabletop — to diner booths to large and small group study rooms, which can be reserved. In the photo, Dr. Rhonda Bishop’s students are busy working in IG12 on the Second Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on a group presentation due in two weeks. Make the Libraries your group’s workspace!

Christopher Holly’s FOLIO Presentation at MPLA Conference

Christopher Holly’s FOLIO Presentation at MPLA Conference

Christopher Holly, Director of SaaS Innovation at EBSCO, presented and demonstrated FOLIO at the Mountain/Plains Library Association Conference in Albuquerque last Thursday. He demonstrated the Daisy release of FOLIO, which came out in September. The Edelweiss release should come out in December. FOLIO functionality includes electronic and physical Resource Management, Circ, Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Reports. It also supports add-on apps, including non-ILS functionality. UIUC is designing some add-on apps for FOLIO; they presented at San Antonio User Group meeting last…

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Poet Visits Haseltine Library

Poet Visits Haseltine Library

Greenwood parent and author, Loren Broaddus, along with his family, stopped by Haseltine Library at Greenwood Laboratory School on the campus of Missouri State University on Monday to sign a copy of his poetry book, Joe DiMaggio Moves Like Liquid Light : Poems.