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MSU Archivist Featured by Missouri Library Association

MSU Archivist Featured by Missouri Library Association

  Tracie Gieselman-France was recently featured on the Missouri Library Association (MLA) website.  As archivist for Missouri State University Libraries, Tracie works in Special Collections and Archives, where she helps preserve the important historical materials at MSU.  A typical day might see her helping an international researcher access the labor archives, working with interns who are interested in becoming archivists, and meeting with a donor who is considering giving their family’s correspondence and photographs to MSU.  Tracie says, “I’m passionate…

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E-Resource Spotlight: Biography Reference Bank

E-Resource Spotlight: Biography Reference Bank

The Missouri State University Libraries offers several digital databases in the Biography category. A stand-out among these is Biography Reference Bank.   With over 230,000 biographical profiles from a host of high quality Wilson biographical resources, including Current Biography, the World Authors Series, and the Junior Authors & Illustrators series, this is an excellent full-text resource on current celebrities, authors, historical figures, and others. Biography Reference Bank Select Edition includes profiles licensed from a number of respected reference publishers. The…

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New Dual Credit Subject Guides for Students & Faculty

New Dual Credit Subject Guides for Students & Faculty

To better support the needs of our Dual Credit students, E-Learning Librarian Jessica Bennett created customized Subject Guides for 134 high schools participating in MSU’s Dual Credit program across the state of Missouri.  Each guide contains a welcome video, a page containing basics for beginning research, pages specific to the courses taught at that high school, a tutorials page, and a faculty resources page.   The Missouri State University Libraries has long supported English Dual Credit students with tailored Information Literacy…

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Tyler Drenon: Rising Star

Tyler Drenon: Rising Star

Tyler Drenon, who among many activities is serving as a “non-student, part-time” Technology Strategist for the MSU Libraries, is a finalist for a Biz 417 Excellence in Technology Award.    Drenon is one of three finalists in the “Rising Star” category. This award recognizes the excellence of an up-and-coming local professional who has been working in technology for less than five years.    The Biz 417′s Excellence in Technology Awards ceremony will be held at The Old Glass Place on Thursday,…

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Library Employees Honored at Staff Service Awards

Library Employees Honored at Staff Service Awards

Two employees of the Missouri State University Libraries were honored during the recent Staff Service Awards and Appreciation Luncheon, held on Wednesday, January 8th at the Hammons Student Center on the Springfield campus of MSU. The event recognized full-time staff who reached a five-year service milestone during 2019.  Vicki Evans, Accounting Specialist 30 Years of Service Tracy Patton, Library Associate III 35 Years of Service Congratulations, Vicki and Tracy! Your dedication is truly appreciated.   

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.

Springfield Hosts Annual MAMA Conference

Springfield Hosts Annual MAMA Conference

  Last week the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives (MAMA) held their annual conference in Springfield for the first time. Attendees toured Bass Pro, Wonders of Wildlife, The Discovery Center, Springfield Botanical Gardens, History Museum on the Square, Springfield Art Museum, and Missouri State University’s Special Collections and Archives.  The final day of the conference was held in Duane G. Meyer Library, mainly in the newly renovated Sunderland Foundation Auditorium.  Anne Baker, Head of Special Collections and Archives, and…

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Archivist Outreach

Archivist Outreach

Archivist Tracie Gieselman-Holthaus and Digital Archivist Shannon Mawhiney of the MSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives recently presented to Ozark High School’s Local History and Folklore class about archiving, digital archiving, and local history.