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Nathan Attends Library Publishing Forum

Nathan Attends Library Publishing Forum

Nathan Neuschwander, the Graphic Designer for the Missouri State University Libraries, recently attended the Library Publishing Forum, held online this year.  The keynote address was given by Elaine L. Westbrooks, Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sessions covered a wide range of topics, including open access, workflow issues and documentation, student publishing, the Espresso Book Machine, metadata and discoverability, accessibility, and much more.  Because the MSU Libraries has an active and…

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Anne Baker to Speak at Brick & Click Virtual Conference

Anne Baker to Speak at Brick & Click Virtual Conference

Word came this week that Anne Baker, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at Missouri State University, will be speaking at the 21st Annual Brick & Click Academic Library Conference in early November, which will be held as a virtual conference.  The Conference is organized and produced by Northwest Missouri State University.  The title of her talk is “An Uncommon Partnership: Special Collections and Advanced Art History Classes at Missouri State University.” The abstract reads in part:  “In 2005,…

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Laura McHugh to Speak Here in October

Laura McHugh to Speak Here in October

In late June Laura McHugh has a new novel coming out, What’s Done in Darkness, set in the Arkansas Ozarks. McHugh will be here on Tuesday evening, October 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to give a talk. This event is free and open to the public. Current plans are to offer this event both in-person and online via Zoom.  Here’s the basic story line: “Seventeen-year-old Sarabeth has become increasingly rebellious since her parents found God and moved their family to…

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Dean and Executive Assistant Return to 302

Dean and Executive Assistant Return to 302

Tom Peters, Dean of Library Services, and Melissa Eiken, Executive Assistant II, soon will return to Room 302 (the new Ozarks Room) on the Third Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University. This was their primary work location until several years ago, when the library administration suite moved down to Room 210.  The principal reason for this move is a large initiative in which the MSU Libraries soon will be involved. This…

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Archive It

Archive It

Soon the Missouri State University Libraries will be using Archive-It, described as the “leading web archiving service for collecting and accessing cultural heritage on the web. Built at the Internet Archive.”  MSU plans to use Archive-It to periodically capture several of the university’s websites (including the Standard student-run newspaper, Athletics, and the Foundation), the Libraries’ YouTube channel, to which 6,180 people currently subscribe, and our social media accounts (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr).   Shannon Mawhiney, Digital Archivist at the…

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Spring 2021 Semester Produces Record Number of Libraries BearGrads

Spring 2021 Semester Produces Record Number of Libraries BearGrads

Seventeen student employees of the Missouri State University  Libraries will complete their certificate or degree programs this semester. Best wishes and sincere appreciation go out to each of our dedicated BearGrads. Haley Allen, Testing Center Master of Science, Business Administration Omnia Awad, Testing Center Bachelor of Science, Computer Science Mackenzie Ballance, Public Services Bachelor of Science, Health Services & Biomedical Science Braxton Crook, Public Services Bachelor of Science, English/Literature Mason Deterding, Special Collections & Archives Certificate of Completion, Bear POWER…

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Mark Twain Award Party at Haseltine Library

Mark Twain Award Party at Haseltine Library

Haseltine Library celebrated student reading by hosting a socially distanced party for Greenwood Laboratory School fourth and fifth grade students on May 4th. Librarian Dea Borneman provided cupcakes and ice cream to students that read four or more of the books nominated for the Mark Twain Award. Students across the state voted to select this year’s winning title,  Blended by Sharon M. Draper. 

Information Literacy Instruction

Information Literacy Instruction

The Missouri State University Libraries has an abundance of information resources. To help you learn new ways of searching and processing research materials, we offer virtual and in-person information literacy instruction sessions!  A session may be right for you if: You want your students to learn a new comprehensive way to search You want to learn a new comprehensive way to search You want your students to find quality information resources You want to collaborate with a librarian on a…

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Summer Hours

Summer Hours

Summer Session at Missouri State University begins on Monday, June 7, 2021 and concludes on Friday, July 30th.  Duane G. Meyer Library has announced the following summer hours. Of course, the main lobby of Meyer library may be used anytime by people with valid BearPass cards.  Intersession Hours: Saturday, May 15 through Sunday, June 6:   M — F (8 am-6 pm) Sat — Sun (Closed)  Memorial Day: Monday, May 31: Meyer Library will be closed  Summer Session Hours: Monday,…

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Unsub Surfacing Soon at MSU

Unsub Surfacing Soon at MSU

For several years the Missouri State University Libraries has offered an internal grant competition to its current full-time employees to fund innovative ideas, projects, content, and services. Recently Lindsey Taggart submitted an innovation grant to subscribe to Unsub. The Dean and Associate Dean reviewed the application and funded it in the amount of $2,500. Unsub is a data dashboard that helps academic libraries divest from Big Deal journal subscriptions. Unsub allows users to create forecasting scenarios based on subscriptions and…

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