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De-Stress and Refuel During Finals Week

De-Stress and Refuel During Finals Week

The end of the year is nearly here, and the Missouri State University Libraries can help you finish what you’ve started. Stop by Meyer Library to study, de-stress and refuel as you head into Finals Week. Study Extended Hours:We’re extending our hours until 2 a.m. on select nights. Bookmark our hours and study the night away. Plus, the main lobby is open 24/7 via your Bear Pass Card.  Study Rooms:Reserve our private or group study rooms to stay focused and on-task…

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MSU Libraries Wins Two “Best of” Awards

MSU Libraries Wins Two “Best of” Awards

The Standard, Missouri State University’s student-run newspaper, announced the University Libraries earned not one but two “Best Of” awards in 2022. The awards are determined by an online student poll conducted by the newspaper. For several years now, Meyer Library has secured the “Best Place to Study” award. This year, the library received the “Best On-Campus Service” award as well. Tom Peters, dean of library services, thanked University Libraries employees for their contributions to these awards in the following statement….

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DPLA Heartland Hub

DPLA Heartland Hub

The Missouri Hub of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), to which the MSU Libraries contributes its Digital Collections records, recently voted to admit member institutions from outside of Missouri and has changed its name to Heartland Hub (with updated website coming soon).  The first new members are academic libraries from Iowa, including Drake University, the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, and Grinnell College. The DPLA ties together records from across the country into a unified portal for searching, which are contributed…

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Kirchner Collection Online

Kirchner Collection Online

Special Collections and Archives, part of the Missouri State University Libraries, is pleased to announce the addition of a new online digital collection:  the Martin Kirchner Collection (LA 51). Martin Kirchner was a projectionist with the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Missouri, from its opening in 1926 until his death in 1963. He was an active member of the Projectionists Union, Local 447 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and…

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Ernie Bedell Author Talk on TH Dec. 8th at 7 p.m.

Ernie Bedell Author Talk on TH Dec. 8th at 7 p.m.

The Ozarks Studies Institute, an ongoing initiative of the Missouri State University Libraries, will host a free and open-to-the-public discussion with Ernie Bedell as part of its author talk series. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Ozarks Room on the Third Level of the Duane G. Meyer Library on the MSU Springfield Campus. Free parking will be available in Lot 19, which is located at 919 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway.   …

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What’s Brewing Event for MSU Employees

What’s Brewing Event for MSU Employees

On Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the First Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University, we will be holding our annual What’s Brewing at Your Library holiday get-together.  As you all know, this event is a great, casual way for you to connect with fellow faculty and staff members and share all of the phenomenal resources and services the MSU Libraries has to offer. We hope you…

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Content Management Committee Formed

Content Management Committee Formed

With the aim of renewing our emphasis on content management, resulting in the development of a robust, user-centered, relevant collection that aligns with contemporary library standards and practices, as well as with users needs and expectations, the Missouri State University Libraries is commissioning a formal Content Management Committee. This decision-making committee has the authority to make content management decisions, as well as to plan, amend, and implement collection management policies. Overseeing all types of content management for the library, the…

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Name Change: IG12 Becomes Educator Resources

Name Change: IG12 Becomes Educator Resources

At the end of this semester, Infant Through Grade 12 Resources on the Second Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University will change its name to Educator Resources. The new name more clearly reflects the purpose of this collection, which is to provide resources to future educators, youth service providers, and faculty members working within the field of education. It will take some time to fully implement this change, so we appreciate everyone’s…

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Andrea Miller Contributes Chapter to New Book

Andrea Miller Contributes Chapter to New Book

Andrea Miller, Associate Professor of Library Science at the Missouri State University Libraries, has published a book chapter entitled “Managing Time in Personal Project Management” in the new book Project Management in Technical Services: Practical Tips and Case Studies. A recent press release states that, “Project management, as both a skill set and a discipline, offers structure and a path forward for continual improvement and change management within libraries. Most importantly for technical services, project management creates processes that can…

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