Diner Booths Grace 2nd Level West

Diner Booths Grace 2nd Level West

Diner-style booths in Duane G. Meyer Library have proven to be very popular with library users. This summer another set of booths were installed in the west end of the Second Level, near the current Music and Media area and the offices supporting the Public Affairs events of Missouri State University. In preparing for the new booths, a strip of electrical outlets was added, so that users will be able to plug in and recharge their laptops, smartphones, and other…

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Usage of Ozark Jubilee Remains Strong

Usage of Ozark Jubilee Remains Strong

Over two and a half years into the Ozark Jubilee Digitization Project, a collaborative project with the UCLA Film and Television Archive, demand for these digitized kinescopes of the popular Fifties live ABC-TV national broadcasts, which originated from Springfield, remains strong.  The April 16, 1955 episode has been viewed 7,140 times. The July 30, 1955 episode has been viewed 5,003 times since it went online on June 28, 2017.  To date, 13 dates have been uploaded, and more are being…

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Tracie Gieselman Obtains SAA Grant

Tracie Gieselman Obtains SAA Grant

Late last month Tracie Gieselman, Archivist at the Missouri State University Libraries, received a $2,500 grant award from the Society of American Archivists. The project will be a cooperative endeavor with archives and cultural heritage institutions and the emergency response community in the region. The period of performance for this grant-funded project will be fiscal year 2020. Disaster Response and Recovery Team members will draft and implement an emergency response plan for each institution, undergo fire extinguisher and basic emergency response…

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Tracy Stout Accepted to SPARC Open Education Leadership Program

Tracy Stout Accepted to SPARC Open Education Leadership Program

Professor Tracy Stout of the MSU Libraries will join a SPARC Open Education Leadership Program cohort beginning this Fall semester. The cohort will attend the Open Education Conference in October and each participant will work toward completing a capstone project. SPARC is an intensive professional development program designed to empower library professionals with the knowledge, skills, and connections to lead successful open education initiatives that benefit students. This highly selective two-semester program utilizes a blend of online, peer-to-peer, and project-based…

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Meet “Non-Student, Part-Time” Employee Tyler Drenon

Meet “Non-Student, Part-Time” Employee Tyler Drenon

In July Tyler Drenon began working for the Missouri State University Libraries as a non-student, part-time employee.  Tyler will be assisting with the relocation, relaunch, and re-envisioning of our ASPIRE program. ASPIRE supports interdisciplinary scholarship within a technologically enhanced library space. It provides opportunities for students and faculty from multiple disciplines to apply classroom learning to real-life issues and actual requirements on the job. ASPIRE is just one of many efforts by MSU to support regional workforce development.  Tyler also…

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Special Collections & Archives Receives Sigma Tau Gamma Scrapbook

Special Collections & Archives Receives Sigma Tau Gamma Scrapbook

  The Sigma Tau Gamma Scrapbook (M 114) was recently donated by members of the fraternity to Missouri State University’s Special Collections and Archives. Special Collections has digitized the scrapbook in its entirety and made it available online. Examples of items in the scrapbook include photos, newspaper clippings, and ephemera (such as invitations and matchbooks), all dating from 1939 to the 1950’s (plus one item from 1984). Originally called the Key and Dagger social club, the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity…

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Retirement Reception for Nancy Holmer

Retirement Reception for Nancy Holmer

July will be Nancy Holmer’s last month will University Libraries. We hope you can join us to thank Nancy for her dedicated service and wish her the very best in her retirement.    Please save the date for a reception and refreshments:   Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Meyer Library, Lower Level 007