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National Pan-Hellenic Council Day celebrates the history of historically African American Greek Letter Organizations at Missouri State University on February 8

National Pan-Hellenic Council Day celebrates the history of historically African American Greek Letter Organizations at Missouri State University on February 8

Tara E. Benson, Associate Director Plaster Student Union/Director of Student Engagement at Missouri State University, recently reached out to Special Collections and Archives regarding an upcoming celebration for the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters on MSU’s campus. University Collections including the Ozarko yearbooks, the Southwest Standard, the Office of Publications Collection, and the Greek Life Collection contain great photographs, articles, and records that document the importance of the NPHC chapters on campus and in our surrounding communities. The Archives are…

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Stout Attends MHEC Open Education Summit

Stout Attends MHEC Open Education Summit

Last week, Professor Tracy Stout from the Missouri State University Libraries braved the winter weather to attend the 2024 Midwestern Open Education Summit. Five representatives from each Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) state attended the summit in Rosemont, Illinois. Nicole Allen, Direction of Open Education at SPARC provided the summit’s plenary presentation and guided state teams through an advocacy plan exercise. Throughout the summit, all State OER teams worked on creating a strategic plan for their state, visited with other…

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Moser Named Co-Editor of Collection Management

Moser Named Co-Editor of Collection Management

Derek Moser, Assistant Professor and Meyer Library’s Director of Resource Management & Discovery, was named co-Editor of Taylor and Francis’ Collection Management in January of 2023. Collection Management is a refereed quarterly journal that presents practical, research-based information about building, administering, preserving, assessing, and organizing library collections. The publication provides library professionals across the field with guidance on how to navigate the fast-changing, fast-paced environment of collection management—especially as it relates to digital content.   Core topics that Collection Management…

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Senator Roy Blunt Visits Meyer Library

Senator Roy Blunt Visits Meyer Library

Yesterday afternoon former U.S. Senator for Missouri Roy Blunt visited Duane G. Meyer Library to confer with President Smart, Provost Jasinski, Dean Peters, and select members of the library faculty and staff.  Among the topics discussed: The publication activities and successes of the Ozarks Studies Institute, especially OzarksWatch Magazine. Senator Blunt complimented managing editor Susan Croce Kelly and everyone involved in that informative and delightful publication. The fine and growing corpus of materials at the MSU Libraries about Ozarks history…

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Search Begins for Head of Digitization Lab

Search Begins for Head of Digitization Lab

Yesterday the search officially began for a new leader and coordinator of the Digitization Lab at the MSU Libraries on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University.  This is a full-time, exempt staff position. Derek Moser is serving as the chair of the search committee.  The proposed salary is $45,073. The first date of consideration is February 14, 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. GENERAL FUNCTION The digitization lab of the Missouri State University…

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Kentwood Series: Susan Croce Kelly on Lucile Morris Upton

Kentwood Series: Susan Croce Kelly on Lucile Morris Upton

Two Independent Women, Changing Times, And A Bully Pulpit:  Join Author Susan Croce Kelly on February 8th For the Low-Down on Pioneer Newswomen Lucile Morris Upton and Betty Love Before the word Ozarks was synonymous with the idea of goofy hillbillies, fast boats, and family vacations, it was a place where real people lived their lives day-to-day and learned about the world from their local newspapers. Lucile Morris Upton was one of the people who made reading newspapers worthwhile, and…

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New Date and Location for Talk by Author Laura McHugh

New Date and Location for Talk by Author Laura McHugh

Due to a scheduling conflict, the author talk by Laura McHugh has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2024 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom of Kentwood Hall on East St. Louis Street, across the street from the Shrine Mosque.  This event is free and open to the public. Ample free parking is available at Kentwood Hall.  Safe and Sound, the latest thriller novel from Missouri author Laura McHugh, will be published in April 2024.  Here is the…

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Chris Edwards to Retire at End of February

Chris Edwards to Retire at End of February

Christine Edwards, long-time employee of the Missouri State University Libraries, has announced her plans to retire on February 29, 2024. For the past few years she has been serving as a Library Administrative Specialist II in the MSU Testing Center, which is managed and led by the MSU Libraries, and is located on the Lower Level of the Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus.  Chris was hired in the Department of Chemistry in 1983. After several years,…

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New Furniture on Third Level West of Meyer Library

New Furniture on Third Level West of Meyer Library

New furniture was installed this week on the west side of the Third Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University (MSU). Major funding for this project came from the Student Government Association at MSU. SGA representatives provided input on the furniture needs and preferences for that space. The Libraries appreciates SGA’s advice and financial support.  This project is part of a larger multi-year initiative to completely renovate and improve the public spaces…

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Library Staff Awards

Library Staff Awards

At the MSU Staff Awards Luncheon held yesterday, Wednesday, January 10, 2024, several members of the Missouri State University Libraries Staff were honored for their years of service: Paige Harp (5 years) Sue Reichling (20 years) Karen Durden (25 years) Amy Hankins (25 years) Nathan Neuschwander (25 years) Rhonda O’Connor (25 years) Shirley Moentnish (35 years) Quoting from the announcement: “The Service Awards program honors three categories of staff employees: those who have reached a five-year longevity milestone in their…

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