Eileen Condon Named Dean of University Libraries

Eileen Condon, senior associate dean of University Libraries at Webster University, was named the dean of University Libraries this week. She replaces Laura Rein, who is retiring at the end of this year.

As dean, Condon will lead all aspects of operations and programming in Webster’s global library network, whose mission is to empower Webster’s diverse, global community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to fulfill their research, learning, and information needs now and in the future.

Rockhurst University Greenlease Library Marks Century as a Federal Depository

It hasn’t always been so easy to view information.

In March 1917, before the construction of the University's current library, Rockhurst University was named a partner in the Federal Depository Library Program, established by the Government Printing Office to provide free public and immediate access to government records at the 1,100 designated depository libraries in the United States.

Do you know the next ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year winner?

ACRL is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award. 

Art: Late professor commemorated in Meyer Library

Beyond the iconic landscapes of Plaster Stadium and the west mall fountain, the Duane G. Meyer Library will feature a unique addition this year. Students who visit the building for their latest study session will be greeted by wooden artwork, hand-crafted by late professor of Art and Design, Dwaine Crigger.

Donated by his family, nine pieces are displayed throughout the second and third floors as a tribute to the emeritus professor who passed away last summer.

Lindenwood completes new 100,000-square-foot library

Lindenwood University's new $24.5 million library and academic resource center opened this weekend after more than two years of construction. 

The new three-story, 100,000 square-foot library on the university's St. Charles campus replaces the 36,000 square-foot Butler Library, built in 1929. Many of Lindenwood's student services will also be based in the new building, including the writing center, veteran services, student and academic support services and career counseling. 

Southwestern Archivist Joins Elite Ranks of Certified Professionals

Displaying mastery of the knowledge and experience necessary for modern archival management, Southwestern Seminary archivist and special collections librarian Jill Botticelli has achieved certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA). Botticelli recently passed the ACA’s rigorous certification exam.

MVC Murrell Library to Host first Viking Con

Marshall, Mo. (August 31, 2017) — Murrell Library located on the Missouri Valley College campus will host their first Viking Con from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Monday, September 25. Viking Con is a convention for fans of all types of pop culture such as “Star Wars”, “Game of Thrones”,The X-Men” or “The Walking Dead” to celebrate their fandoms.

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Southwestern Librarians Recognized for Achievements

Two Southwestern Seminary librarians have been recognized for their achievements in the areas of indexing and cataloging. Beyond adding distinction to Southwestern’s libraries, this recognition of the librarians’ work affirms their efforts to provide students and researchers the most information possible so that they may be thoroughly prepared for the ministry to which God has called them.

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