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MSU Libraries to Host Grand Opening, Make Major Announcement

MSU Libraries to Host Grand Opening, Make Major Announcement

Join the Missouri State University Libraries on Wednesday, October 20th, beginning at 3:30 p.m. as we celebrate the grand opening of our Ozarks Room, located on the third floor of the Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus of MSU. This beautiful new space encapsulates the history and culture of the Ozarks through its diverse collection of books, photography and artifacts. Our grand opening celebration will feature a surprise announcement by MSU officials, as well as performances by…

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Senator Roy Blunt Visits MSU Library

Senator Roy Blunt Visits MSU Library

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 to visit with President Clif Smart and other university officials about healthcare and STEM research and programs at MSU. In the late afternoon Senator Blunt, after meeting with local media representatives, was welcomed at a reception held in his honor in the new Ozarks Room on the Third Level of Duane G. Meyer Library. Approximately 50 university and Springfield dignitaries attended. Senator…

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Tammy Stewart Interviewed By Her Husband

Tammy Stewart Interviewed By Her Husband

Retired MSU librarian Tammy Stewart was recently interviewed by her husband, Randy, as part of the KSMU “Sense of Community” series of interviews. Ahead of StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening, KSMU arts producer Randy Stewart reminisces with Tammy about how they met.  StoryCorps is a public radio program that gives people of all backgrounds the opportunity to record meaningful conversations and archive the recordings at the Library of Congress. Randy Stewart joined the full-time KSMU staff in June 1978 after…

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New Masking Policy Affects Meyer Library

New Masking Policy Affects Meyer Library

On Monday, October 11th a new masking policy will go into effect for most of the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University.  Here’s a summary of how the new campus masking policy will affect users of Duane G. Meyer Library. These policies apply to all visitors to the building, regardless of status with the university. The current plan is to have this new masking policy in force through December 2021, subject to change, of course, if situational changes warrant. …

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MSU Libraries Hosts Food Drive for Bear Pantry

MSU Libraries Hosts Food Drive for Bear Pantry

The Missouri State University Libraries is collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for MSU’s Bear Pantry. A collection bin is set up in the Duane G. Meyer Library Lobby through Oct. 31. The Bear Pantry’s most-needed items include deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, laundry detergent, toilet paper, dish soap, razors, dry or canned beans, rice, pasta, cereal, canned fruit, canned vegetables, granola bars, boxed dinners, and canned meat. Established in 2019, the Bear Pantry supports MSU students or staff members facing…

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DDA Plan Update!

DDA Plan Update!

It’s been two months since we launched the demand-driven-acquisition (DDA) model. It has been running smoothly and seamlessly since day one. We have 1,139 book titles added to the plan; with 9 of these titles already acquired. The titles purchased are current and relevant to the university’s programs and research interests that advances the university’s mission.   Here are the titles purchased through the DDA plan for the past period:  Title  Pub Year  LIBRARIES AND HOMELESSNESS: AN ACTION GUIDE.  2021  OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND MARINE WILDLIFE: PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL IMPACTS.  2021  JOB SATISFACTION OF SCHOOL-BASED…

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New Information Desk in Meyer Library

New Information Desk in Meyer Library

Last week a new centralized information desk was installed in Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University. It is located on the First (Main) Level at the top of the interior ramp.  The MSU Libraries partnered with local interior design firm, Scott Rice, and campus’ Planning, Design, and Construction to design a new service desk. The design was informed by feedback from desk employees and is reflective of the style and finishes found in…

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AccessMedicine Trial Ends Sept. 30

AccessMedicine Trial Ends Sept. 30

From time to time the Missouri State University Libraries arranges trial access to electronic resources to get feedback on them as part of the subscription evaluation process. During the trial period, you are encouraged to use these e-resources and provide feedback.  AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill Medical provides a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies; helps residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with access to videos and animations, images for diagnosis, self-assessment, and medical textbooks. (Trial available August…

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