We Gave Them Thunder

We Gave Them Thunder

The most recent book publication from the Ozarks Studies Institute, an initiative of the Missouri State University Libraries, is now being printed and will be available for sale soon, both online and in-person in the Library Administrative Offices in Duane G. Meyer Library.  The book, “We Gave Them Thunder,”  is about Marmaduke’s raid and the Civil War in Missouri and Arkansas. William Garrett Piston, one of the authors, taught history for 29 years at MSU before retiring in 2017. John…

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Duane G. Meyer is a beautiful, functional building with a great location near the fountain on the main Springfield campus of Missouri State University. It has a rich array of large windows, some of which are recessed by overhangs, meaning that over time they can become dirty.  The MSU Libraries is working with a local window washing firm — Clearview — to have all the exterior-facing windows washed soon, both inside and out. 

MSU Libraries Aids Northwest Project

MSU Libraries Aids Northwest Project

Starting in 2017, the MSU Libraries collaborated with The Fairbanks, a focal point of The Northwest Project, to build a community-centered, neighborhood library for residents of the Grant Beach Neighborhood and the surrounding area. Library team members assisted with on-site renovation work, including cleaning and painting, as well as collecting and preparing books for the opening of the library. MSU librarians collected donated books, selected items that would be most beneficial for the community library, and cataloged the books in…

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Exhibit in the PSU About the Campus in the Seventies

Exhibit in the PSU About the Campus in the Seventies

Special Collections and Archives, part of the Missouri State University Libraries, is excited to share a new exhibit on the third floor of Plaster Student Union! This exhibit was created and installed by Haley Frizzle-Green, a practicum student from the University of Missouri who will be graduating with a Master of Library and Information Science degree in May. The exhibit focuses on campus in the 1970s and highlights the name change to Southwest Missouri State University in 1972. Other images…

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More Computers Available to Check Out

More Computers Available to Check Out

In an effort to increase access to computing devices for our students, the Missouri State University Libraries has recently made the following additional resources available for checkout from the main service desk on the Main Level of Duane G. Meyer Library: 10 11in iPad Pro devices 10 12.9in iPad Pro devices 20 Bluetooth keyboards 10 2nd-generation Apple Pencils 9 9.7in 6th generation iPads 5 1st-generation Apple Pencils 10 Logitech Crayons (for use with 7th-generation iPads) 20 8th-generation iPads with keyboard…

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Rachel Besara Elected to FOLIO Community Council

Rachel Besara Elected to FOLIO Community Council

MSU Libraries is pleased to announce that Rachel Besara, Associate Dean of Libraries at Missouri State University, was elected to serve on the inaugural FOLIO Community Council.  The FOLIO Community Council is an international body of 15 members charged with serving two roles.  Firstly, to ensure the community is strong and healthy, and secondly, to facilitate the smooth operation of community activities, including coordinating with other councils and managing the project’s financial responsibilities.  Other members include representatives from Stanford, Texas A&M,…

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Author Talk: Amy Engel

Author Talk: Amy Engel

Please join the Ozarks Studies Institute, an initiative of the Missouri State University Libraries, on Tuesday evening, March 30, 2021 beginning at 7 p.m. CDT for an online author talk and discussion with novelist Amy Engel. Her most recent book is The Familiar Dark. This online event is free and open to the public. It will be recorded and archived, too.  The novel, set in the mythic Missouri Ozarks small town of Barren Springs, is about the bonds of family…

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Drury and MSU Have a Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

Drury and MSU Have a Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

The main libraries on the Springfield campuses of Drury University and Missouri State University recently signed a document articulating a reciprocal borrowing agreement. Current students, faculty, and staff members in good standing at Drury and MSU now may check out books from Drury’s F. W. Olin Library and MSU’s Duane G. Meyer Library.  Here are a few details of the agreement: Valid identification information must be presented for the patron wishing to borrow materials or access services from the library…

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Bryan T. E. Bisney Digital Collection

Bryan T. E. Bisney Digital Collection

The Missouri State University Libraries is very pleased to make available online the Bryan T.E. Bisney Collection. This collection was digitized from materials collected by Bryan Bisney (1908-1995) during his distinguished career in radio and television, particularly from Bisney’s time in Springfield, Missouri, producing shows such as Ozark Jubilee, Talent Varieties, The Eddy Arnold Show, and more.  Originating first as a local television broadcast on KYTV in December 1953, then as a stage show and KWTO radio broadcast, evolving in…

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MSU, MoHub, and DPLA

MSU, MoHub, and DPLA

The Missouri Hub (MoHub) of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), to which the MSU Libraries contributes its Digital Collections records, has recently added several more items to the DPLA catalog.  Among these are newer collections from MSU, such as the Bryan T. E. Bisney Collection and several additional finding aids for archival collections.  The DPLA ties together records from across the country into a unified portal for searching, which are contributed by libraries, archives, and museums alike, many of which are connected…

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