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East Central College Library was featured on the April 2016 cover of CHOICE.  The photograph is the Parkview Room, silent study booth area.  Renovated in 2010-2011, the Library holds 25,000 volumes and serves over 4,000 students at the Union campus.

For some people, surviving an EF5 tornado, a subsequent fungal infection and cancer would be too much.

But John Hunter isn't one of those people. And for him, it all comes down to one thing: Faith.

Hunter, the library director at Ozark Christian College and a tornado survivor, has faced numerous battles since that stormy Sunday in May 2011, including multiple cancers and a bout with the infamous tornado fungus. Now 64, he has held fast to his Christian faith to get him through the rough spots. 

"We have a God who some people thought was absent, but he was definitely... read more

“I look forward to deeper involvement with the ALA Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and collaborating with so many dedicated members. RUSA has been a welcoming professional home for me for a long time.” - Chris Le Beau on receiving the election

Chris Le Beau, Assistant Teaching Professor and Learning & Research Librarian at UMKC, has been elected as the 2017-2018 president of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

RUSA is a division of the American Library Association and is considered the foremost organization of reference and information... read more

From the Southeast Missourian feature "People on the Move 5/16/2016":

Barbara Glackin will join Southeast Missouri State University as the dean of Kent Library. When she begins July 18, she will replace Catherine Roeder, who served in the interim after David Starrett stepped down. Before joining the university, Glackin was assistant university librarian for resource services and technology and associate professor at the Branford P. Millar library at Portland State University.

The failure of a proposed student library fee and a potential decline in enrollment means University of Missouri libraries will have to cut back on subscriptions to academic journals and databases, Rabia Gregory, chairwoman of the Campus Library Committee, wrote Friday in a memo to campus department heads.

The libraries have worked to find temporary solutions to a $1.3 million shortfall this year and anticipate another $1 million gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1, Gregory wrote. Because final budget figures will not be available until late April or May at the earliest, she... read more