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Missouri and the Great War Exhibit

Missouri and the Great War Exhibit

Over There: Missouri & the Great War, a traveling exhibition highlighting a statewide collaborative digitization project to document Missouri’s role in World War I, is now on display in Room 107 of Duane G. Meyer Library through Feb. 27, 2020. The Missouri and the Great War traveling exhibit explores the many facets of World War I history through the perspective of Missouri and Missourians. Learn about the contributions of Missouri women and African Americans to the war effort. Discover the…

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Exhibit Featured in The Standard

Exhibit Featured in The Standard

An exhibit currently on display in Room 306 of Duane G. Meyer Library on the Springfield campus of Missouri State University was featured in a recent article in The Standard, the MSU student newspaper: “Native cultures of the Americas art exhibit on display in library,” written by student-reporter Kelsey Benack.   The article mentions Vinita Williams, a student-employee here in the MSU Libraries, whose research work was selected for inclusion in this competitive research exhibit. Congratulations, Vinita!   The exhibit…

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Therapy Dogs Here Next Tuesday

Therapy Dogs Here Next Tuesday

Next Tuesday, December 10th, from 2:00 to 4:00, we’re going to the dogs. Pups from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks will be paying a visit to Duane G. Meyer Library to help students de-stress during Finals Week. The doggies will be in the Library Living Room on the First (Main) Level (just past the top of the ramp and across from the Information Desk). Be sure to stop by for some snuggles and relax with these furry friends!

Stout Attends Amigos OER Conference

Stout Attends Amigos OER Conference

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Professor Tracy Stout attended the first Amigos Library Services OER online conference, The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources. As the cost of textbooks and other educational materials are exponentially increasing, many institutions of higher education and PK-12 schools are adopting open educational resources (OER) as alternatives for their students. Libraries are starting to see OER as part of a trickle-down effect. More and more librarians are now being tasked with supporting faculty, students,…

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First FOLIO Project Updates

First FOLIO Project Updates

Next Thursday several members of the First FOLIO Project Steering Committee will travel to West Plains to meet with staff members of Garnett Library on the campus of Missouri State University – West Plains about the upcoming implementation.  On Tuesday the first meeting of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Implementation Advisory Working Group was held. A test version is up and running and all of the configurable parameters are being reviewed. Soon we will have a link available for broader…

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Annual BRB Book Sale a Success

Annual BRB Book Sale a Success

The Children’s and Young Adult Book Review Board of Missouri (BRB) is happy to report their most successful book sale ever. This year the annual sale was held on Tuesday, November 19th in the lobby of Duane G. Meyer Library. Students from across campus browsed through (and bought!) books ranging from preschool books to young adult fiction. The annual Book Sale supports the BRB’s literacy efforts and workshops throughout the region. If you missed the sale, you are welcome to…

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Active Shooter Response Refresher

Active Shooter Response Refresher

Next Monday and Tuesday the MSU Office of University Safety will offer short refresher courses on how to respond to an active shooter situation. Session 1: Monday, 11/25 10:30-11:00 a.m. Session 2: Tuesday, 11/26 2:00-2:30 p.m. Duane G. Meyer Library, Room 101

Regional Disaster Response and Recovery Team

Regional Disaster Response and Recovery Team

On November 6th representatives from numerous local and regional archives, libraries, and cultural heritage institutions gathered at The Library Center for the first workshop of a newly formed Regional Disaster Response and Recovery Team. The first session focused on our emergency management community and fire extinguisher training, and we are fortunate that we have such great support from the University Safety Office at MSU. Karen McKinnis, our Emergency Preparedness Manager, and members from Campus Safety provided both simulated and live…

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“Onward Upward” Campaign Updates

“Onward Upward” Campaign Updates

As part of the current OnwardUpward Campaign of Missouri State University, a booklet describing the funding priorities for many major areas of endeavor for Missouri State University has been published. It includes a two-page spread about the funding priorities of the Missouri State University Libraries.  Although many ongoing funding efforts are needed to support the continued success of the MSU Libraries, two Libraries Funding Priorities have been identified that may appeal to prospective donors during this capital campaign: Ozarks Studies…

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“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

“First FOLIO at MSU” Updates

On Monday Lindsey Taggart and Rachel Besara drove up to Warrensburg to meet with representatives of the University of Central Missouri Libraries, as well as with a representative from MALA, the Mid-America Library Alliance based in Independence, Missouri. Valuable discussions were had and connections were made regarding resource sharing, courier services, data migration between library services platforms and more.  Conversations will continue, with a possible visit from a group of UCM librarians to MSU. On Monday Tom Peters met with…

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