Many people from MSU and beyond contributed to the writing, compiling, and creation of Living Ozarks, an anthology of essays, photos, poetry, art published by the Ozarks Studies Institute, an initiative of the Missouri State University Libraries. Bill Edgar, Rachel Besara, and Jim Baumlin served as the editors. The book was designed by Jacek Fraczak. President Clif Smart wrote the forward. Original essays were contributed by many people, including MSU Provost Frank Einhellig, History Professor Brooks Blevins, and MSU Libraries staff members Tracie Gieselman-Holthaus and Shannon Mawhiney. Shannon actually contributed two articles! The publication launch event, free and open to the public, will be held on Monday evening, April 9th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Auditorium.