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Month: August 2019

New & Improved E-Resources

New & Improved E-Resources

A number of new, and expanded, e-resources are now available. 1. Films on Demand has expanded to 35,000+ educational streaming videos covering all subject areas. · 700+ areas of study within 25+ core subject areas mirroring the curriculum. · High-interest content in curated categories—Biographies, Events in History, Great Artists, Staff Picks, Landmark Series, & more. · 800+ producers include A&E, PBS, BBC Learning, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO Documentary Films, PBS NewsHour, Open University,…

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David Scrivner Focuses on the Music of the Ozarks

David Scrivner Focuses on the Music of the Ozarks

David Scrivner has joined the MSU Libraries as a non-student, part-time employee to expand and advance our efforts related to the music of the Ozarks. The Ozarks Music Project will focus on all facets of the music of the Ozarks, including church choirs, music venues, such as the Shrine Mosque, and the contributions of Ozarkers to commercial country and western music.  Last week David won the Grand Champion Award at the Arkansas State Old Time Fiddle Contest, sponsored by the…

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MSU Libraries Innovation Lab

MSU Libraries Innovation Lab

The newly remodeled and refurbished Library 003 room will reopen soon as the MSU Libraries Innovation Lab.  Formerly known as ASPIRE, the MSU Libraries Innovation Lab will offer many innovative tools and experiences, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, robotics, and more in service of interdisciplinary study and research, as well as regional workforce and economic development. The new Innovation Lab will open as soon as the door into the lab is installed, probably before the end of…

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1959 Shepherd of the Hills Film Digitized

1959 Shepherd of the Hills Film Digitized

KYTV and the MSU Libraries have collaborated to digitize a 30-minute 1959 early television program about the Shepherd of the Hill drama. Although the quality of the recording has declined over the 60 years since it was produced and won awards, in less than a week over 660 people have viewed the digitized version.  Here is how KY3 describes the genesis of the program: “KYTV purchased one of the nation’s first mobile video tape units in March 1959. This new…

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All-Employee Meeting with President and Provost

All-Employee Meeting with President and Provost

On Friday, September 20, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. CDT there will be a meeting of all employees of the MSU Libraries, other than student employees, with President Clif Smart and Provost Dr. Frank Einhellig.  The meeting will be held in the newly renovated Sunderland Foundation Auditorium (Library 101).  President Smart and Provost Einhellig will share with everyone updates about the university’s enrollment, budget, challenges, innovations, and opportunities. We all will share with the President and Provost the Libraries’…

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Thomas Moore Johnson Symposium in November

Thomas Moore Johnson Symposium in November

Missouri State University is organizing a two-day symposium in honor of Thomas Moore Johnson, which will be held in MSU’s Duane G. Meyer Library and at the Johnson Library & Museum in Osceola, Missouri, November 7-8, 2019. Johnson (1851-1919) was born in Osceola, where he served as mayor, prosecuting attorney, and school superintendent. An ardent Platonist, he was actively involved in both philosophical and esoteric circles, producing translations, publishing journals, and collecting rare books. He corresponded with dozens of intellectuals…

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Missouri Testing Center Association Formed

Missouri Testing Center Association Formed

On July 17 and 18, Sue McCrory of the MSU Testing Center attended the first meeting of the Missouri Association of Testing (MoAT). She was elected as the first Vice President of the group and has started serving her first two-year term.

Andrea Miller Presents Intellectual Freedom Workshop

Andrea Miller Presents Intellectual Freedom Workshop

Andrea Miller, with fellow Missouri Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee members Tiffany Mautino, Kara Bell, and Kris Dyer, presented the Introduction to Intellectual Freedom Workshop, or How To Be an Intellectual Freedom Fighter to the Springfield-Greene County Library District at the Library Center on July 17, 2019. The 3-hour workshop was held for branch managers and other SGCLD librarians and staff. The workshop provided an overview of the importance of intellectual freedom to the mission of libraries. Break-out sessions in small…

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