E-Resource Spotlight: Art Full Text

E-Resource Spotlight: Art Full Text

The Art Full Text electronic resource from EBSCO artfully includes 388 active indexed and abstracted journals. 265 of them are peer-reviewed. It also includes 14,000 indexed art dissertations and 229,000 indexed art reproductions.  In addition to standard areas such as art history, folk art, graphic arts, painting, sculpture, architecture, and pottery, there is also detailed coverage in advertising art, archaeology, costume, film, and textiles. Coverage includes Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews,…

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OSI Author Talk Series Continues

OSI Author Talk Series Continues

The fall 2021 series of author talks and book signings, organized and sponsored by the Ozarks Studies Institute, is off to a good start. Earlier this week Professor William Garrett Piston spoke about the process of researching and writing the recently published book that he and John Rutherford authored, We Gave Them Thunder: Marmaduke’s Raid and the Civil War in Missouri and Arkansas. Fourteen people attended, including three via Zoom. Jim Coombs, recently retired Library Science faculty member, was recognized…

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MSU Libraries to Host WHOF Quill Awards Event

MSU Libraries to Host WHOF Quill Awards Event

Once again the MSU Libraries will serve as the host site for the annual Quill Awards event organized and sponsored by the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame. It will be held on Thursday evening, September 30, 2021 online, beginning at 7 p.m. Central Daylight Time. This online event is free and open to the public.  Zoom link: https://missouristate.zoom.us/j/94190328635 journalist and Route 66 historian Susan Croce Kelly will be inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame during a special online…

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MSU Testing Center Approved as TOEFL Site

MSU Testing Center Approved as TOEFL Site

The Missouri State University Testing Center, administered by the MSU Libraries and located in the Lower Level of Duane G. Meyer Library, has become an approved testing site for TOEFL, the Test of English as a Foreign Language. TOEFL tests are accepted by more than 11,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 countries.  MSU Testing Center’s first TOEFL exams will be given in December 2021. The TOEFL, provided through ETS (Educational Testing Service), is a group of English-language proficiency…

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Dean Peters to Speak at OSA Conference

Dean Peters to Speak at OSA Conference

Tom Peters, Dean of Library Services at Missouri State University, will speak next Thursday, September 23, 2021 at the Ozarks Studies Association Annual Conference in West Plains, Missouri. He will participate in a panel discussion around the general topic of water resources in the Ozarks. Here’s the schedule for the beginning of the one-day conference: 8:00–8:15 Coffee and Registration 8:15–8:45 Introduction and Welcome Mara Cohen Ioannides, MSU, OSA President Dennis Lancaster, Chancellor, MSU—West Plains 8:45-9:45 PANEL: Ozarks Waterways Chair: Robert…

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Meyer Library Hours and Access During BearFest Village

Meyer Library Hours and Access During BearFest Village

BearFest Village returns to campus this weekend ahead of MSU Football’s first home game on Saturday, Sept. 11. In an effort to prioritize student study and research during this time, Meyer Library will switch to “study hall hours” this Saturday from 4-7 p.m.   Here’s what you need to know:   If you plan to use the library Saturday, Sept. 11 between 4-7 p.m., you will need to arrive before 4 p.m. to gain access into the building (this applies to all…

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How to Spot Fake ID Cards

How to Spot Fake ID Cards

On September 7, 2021, the MSU Testing Center hosted Josh Ludwig from MSU’s Public Safety via Zoom to discuss “How to Recognize Fake IDs.” Josh provided a presentation as well as a discussion forum with questions and answers. This provided the Testing Center staff with a valuable professional development opportunity. Josh also provided Testing Center staff with information on how to recognize a potentially altered BearPass ID.  

Andy Lokie Announces His Retirement

Andy Lokie Announces His Retirement

Andy Lokie, Associate Professor of Library Science and Executive Editor and Director of the eJournal of Public Affairs, announced last week that he will be retiring as of March 1, 2022, after over 20 years of service to SMS/MSU.  Both Andy’s BA degree (Liberal Arts) and MA degree (Instructional Technology & Design, Communication, and Administration) are from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  Prior to coming to SMS/MSU in 2001 to serve as the director of the Educational Technology Center, Andy…

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MSU Libraries Subscribes to AVON Streaming Videos

MSU Libraries Subscribes to AVON Streaming Videos

The uptake and use of streaming videos and other media in higher education has been quite pronounced. To help meet the growing demand for this type of content, the Missouri State University Libraries has become a subscriber to the AVON (Academic Video Online) streaming video database from ProQuest and its subsidiary, Alexander Street Press.   AVON is a comprehensive video streaming collection of more than 70,000 films, including documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations. It covers a broadly multidisciplinary range…

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MSU Testing Center News

MSU Testing Center News

The Missouri State University Testing Center, managed by the MSU Libraries and located on the Lower Level of Duane G. Meyer Library on the main Springfield campus, has several exciting updates: The Testing Center Coordinator, Sue McCrory, was recently recognized by the National College Testing Association for her contribution to their Distance Learning Committee. Sue has been a member of this committee since 2018, whose goals are to partner with leading distance learning programs and organizations to increase NCTA’s credibility…

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