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Month: February 2019

Sunderland Foundation Awards Major Grant to Aid Library Renovation

Sunderland Foundation Awards Major Grant to Aid Library Renovation

Old logo of the Ash Grove Lime and Cement CompanyThe Sunderland Foundation recently awarded a major grant to the MSU Libraries to help fund the renovation of Duane G. Meyer Library on the Springfield campus of Missouri State University.

Sunderland Foundation funds will be used specifically to finance the renovation of Library Room 101, the large classroom and meeting space off of the main lobby of the library.

According to the Foundation’s website, “The Sunderland Foundation’s mission is to improve quality of life through reinvesting in the communities where the Ash Grove Cement Company has historically operated….The Sunderland Foundation was established in 1945 by Lester T. Sunderland, who served as President of the Ash Grove Cement Company for 33 years as a highly respected leader in the cement industry.”

The MSU Libraries appreciates the support of the Sunderland Foundation to modernize and improve this major learning and meeting space in Duane G. Meyer Library. Stephanie Matthews, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the MSU Foundation, worked closely with the MSU Libraries to submit and secure this grant. Thanks, Stephanie!

Special Collections and Archives Spotlight: APWU Local 888

Special Collections and Archives Spotlight: APWU Local 888

Documents from APWU Local 888The Records of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), Local 888 in Meyer Library’s Special Collections and Archives consists of 54 cubic feet of materials pertaining to the Springfield postal workers union. The group became the United Federation of Postal Clerks, Local 888 in 1949, but the bulk of the collection documents the mid-1970s to 1998. The collection offers a comprehensive look at union meeting minutes, financial records, and grievance files for most of those years.

The collection also contains photographs and publications, such as the early 1960s publications and photos from 1981 pictured above.

For more information, please contact Special Collections and Archives.

Campus Delivery Service off to a Great Start

Campus Delivery Service off to a Great Start

Book delivery cartMSU Libraries rolled out the new Campus Delivery Service with the start of the Fall 2018 Semester.  The service has been well received, with compliments and words of appreciation coming in from happy faculty members on the Springfield campus.

By the Numbers

The English and Music Departments have the highest number of participating faculty members so far. The prize for the highest volume of items goes to Art & Design in Brick City.

  • 188 items have been delivered
  • 37 faculty members
  • 23 different departments
  • 133 items picked up for return to the Library

Kudos

Karen Durden, a Library Associate I at Meyer Library, has done a great job of planning and implementing this service. Special thanks also goes out to our main delivery Student Assistant, Mitchell Jackson, and to Student Assistant Bailey Newman, who steps in to help as needed. This team spirit has ensured a smooth start for the Campus Delivery Service.

Check It Out

Are you an MSU faculty member interested in trying this service for yourself? Visit the MSU Libraries website and reserve your books today!

E-Resource Spotlight: AccessScience

E-Resource Spotlight: AccessScience

logo of the AccessScience e-resourceThe McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, a classic reference encyclopedia for the sciences, makes up the core of AccessScience. AccessScience provides the finest collection of science reference materials, online and fully searchable. In addition to the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, AccessScience includes Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks, thousands of illustrations, the latest Science News headlines, over 110,000 definitions from The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, biographies of scientists, bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citations, links to evaluated related web sites, and much more.

Jessica Bennett Teaching LITA Webinar

Jessica Bennett Teaching LITA Webinar

Banner of the LITA library associationMSU Libraries Assistant Professor Jessica Bennett will be teaching a webinar as part of the LITA Spring 2019 Continuing Education series.

The webinar focuses on the new service of the MSU Libraries, Achievement Studio Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (ASPIRE). This interdisciplinary space in Duane G. Meyer Library allows students and faculty to utilize emerging technologies, collaborate on research and curricular enhancements, increase workplace readiness, and support regional economic innovation.

Jessica will discuss how ASPIRE began, what we have learned along the way, and some possibilities for the future. The session is intended as a primer for those interested in building an interdisciplinary space at their home institution.

 

Cricut Maker Training Sessions to be Offered

Cricut Maker Training Sessions to be Offered

Cricut Training

Would you like to learn more about Meyer Library’s new Cricut Maker™ machines? Our training sessions will explore using the Cricut for displays, window clings, bookmarks, cards, personal projects, and more!

Each attendee will take home a creation of their own.

Reserve your spot now!

 

Additional resources:

https://heyletsmakestuff.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialCricut

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3d8MjmqeSBt8j9oRwSYcIw

https://lovesvg.com/