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Only a few months old, fledgling “IRL” (pronounced “Earl”) is already beginning to pull in a worldwide readership for the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

California. Malaysia. Spain. Missouri. Those are just a few of the places where, thanks to IRL, people are accessing scholarly work by members of the UMSL campus community in a new way.

Shorthand for UMSL’s new Institutional Repository Library, IRL is in the care of its curator and crafter, Lena Marvin, who has a map with lots of gray dots pulled up on her computer screen inside the... read more

New York Times-bestselling author April Henry knows how to kill you in a two dozen different ways. She makes up for a peaceful childhood in an intact home by killing off fictional characters. There was one detour on April’s path to destruction: when she was 12 she sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to noted children’s author Roald Dahl. He liked it so much he showed it to his editor, who asked if she could publish it in an international children’s magazine.

She has now published 20 mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults, with more to come.... read more

After a two-hour executive session on Tuesday, the commission overseeing the Tulsa City-County Library unanimously approved naming the system’s second-in-command to lead the public agency starting Jan. 1.

Kimberly Johnson, an 18-year employee with the Tulsa library system, will replace Chief Executive Officer Gary Shaffer, who leaves Dec. 31... read more

Southeast Missouri State University’s Kent Library and Information Technology recently opened a Family-Friendly Computer Study Room to allow student-parents a comfortable place to study with their children.

“The Kent Library Family-Friendly Computer Study Room is a safe, comfortable space for student-parents to study, do research, work on course assignments, write papers, and be with their children at the same time,” said Barbara Glackin, dean of Kent Library.

The room, located on the library’s main floor, includes a computer and two desks for student-parents and books, toys... read more

(West Plains) – Members of the Friends of the Garnett Library Executive Committee sit in comfortable, tech-friendly furnishings recently purchased with funds raised by the organization for the Garnett Library, located on the campus of Missouri State University-West Plains.

Students can now enjoy two booth seating arrangements with easy access to USB and electrical outlets, as well as four lounge chairs with tablet arms.