Innovation Lab at the MSU Libraries

Innovation Lab at the MSU Libraries

Over 60 people attended the grand opening on September 24, 2019 of the new Innovation Lab at the MSU Libraries. Dr. Frank Einhellig, Provost at MSU, provided some brief remarks. The MSU Libraries Innovation Lab seeks to provide access to emerging technologies, such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), robotics, 3D printing, and more, to support interdisciplinary research, active learning, workplace readiness, curricular enhancements, entrepreneurship, and regional economic innovation. A team from KOLR10 TV filed this report about the…

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Outdoor Seating Added

Outdoor Seating Added

In September some outdoor seating was added near the main entrance to Duane G. Meyer Library on the Springfield campus of Missouri State University. It was immediately popular with library users who wanted to enjoy the the late summer/early fall weather while working in the shade with good wi-fi.  Funding for the furniture was provided through a Summer Innovation Grant, with Jessica Bennett as the principal investigator. Thanks, Jessica, for bringing a great idea to fruition!

Let’s Scream About VocalBooth

Let’s Scream About VocalBooth

We’re excited to announce a new addition to the Music & Media area of Duane G. Meyer Library, the VocalBooth™! Located on the west end of the Second Level, this reservable, 6ft by 8ft, double-walled, free-standing sound isolation booth is intended to provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to record audio without worrying about background noises marring your perfect take.   Have an idea for a podcast, need to record a voiceover for a short video or PowerPoint presentation,…

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Bennett and Travis Selected for Provost Academic Leadership Program

Bennett and Travis Selected for Provost Academic Leadership Program

Two employees of the Missouri State University Libraries have been selected for special leadership training. Jessica Bennett, Assistant Professor, and Brooks Travis, Information Technology Coordinator, have been selected to participate in the newest cohort of the Provost Academic Leadership Program (PAL). Over the course of the two-year program, they will engage in specialized training and development and will collaborate with PAL alumni on an interactive project.

Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee

On Thursday, August 22, 2019, Dean Tom Peters interviewed Brenda Lee at her home in Nashville, Tennessee. The interview was recorded and will become part of the growing oral history collection of the MSU Libraries.  Brenda Lee was “discovered” by Red Foley when he performed on February 23, 1956 at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia, where Brenda and her family were living. Red invited her to come to Springfield, Missouri and perform on the Ozark Jubilee. Her first nationwide…

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MSU Libraries Awarded Assessment Grant

MSU Libraries Awarded Assessment Grant

Lindsey Taggart, on behalf of MSU Libraries, was awarded a $500 assessment grant from the MSU Office of Assessment. Funding from the grant will be used to incentivize student leadership in two focus groups, building on an ongoing Libraries assessment project. The grant also will support student participation in a panel presentation at the Library Research Seminar VII, an academic library conference held at the University of South Carolina. 

Jeffrey Lawson, 600 dpi

Jeffrey Lawson, 600 dpi

Our own Jeffrey Lawson has been such a valued addition to the team in the Digitization Lab of the MSU Libraries that a decision was made this week to increase his time in the lab. In addition, he now will be reporting to Shannon Mawhiney, the digital archivist.  Jeffrey will continue to work in Circulation Services, too. He’s still going to continue to open Duane G. Meyer Library, help out on weekends/holidays,  and continue through the ramp down of fines…

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Renovation of Sunderland Foundation Auditorium Almost Complete

Renovation of Sunderland Foundation Auditorium Almost Complete

Renovation of the Sunderland Foundation Auditorium — Room 101 off the main lobby of Duane G. Meyer Library — is almost complete. Furniture is scheduled to arrive and be installed today, Sept. 5, 2019. When the new instructor’s smart podium is installed, the renovation will be complete and the renovated auditorium will be ready for use. 

MSU Libraries Support MSU Lead

MSU Libraries Support MSU Lead

Recently the MSU Libraries began supporting the MSU LEAD Program (Leadership, Education, And Development) by having a small collection of leadership books, located in the recently renovated “Living Room” on the First (main) Level of Duane G. Meyer Library.  Developed and managed by MSU’s Human Resources, LEAD creates and prepares leaders at every level of the organization. It also supports MSU’s vision to:  Be an employer of choice by providing supervisors opportunities to explore their leadership capabilities Be responsible and…

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