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.

MOBIUS Joins Open Textbook Network to Support and Facilitate Access to Open Educational Resources for Member Libraries

Columbia, MO (July 17, 2017) - MOBIUS is proud to announce our membership in the Open Textbook Network, an alliance of over 305 colleges and universities working together to advance the use of open textbooks in higher education. Textbook affordability is a major concern on college campuses throughout the United States and this is an exciting opportunity to provide our member libraries with tools and services that will assist them in building sustainable open textbook programs.

Riley Named Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Missouri

Ann Campion Riley, acting director of MU Libraries, has been appointed to the new position of vice provost for libraries and university librarian effective July 1. 

The Wall That Heals travels to University of Central Missouri

WARRENSBURG — Wednesday morning, a tribute to Vietnam veterans was escorted by 103 Patriot Guard Riders, of Kansas City and Northwest Missouri, and law enforcement spanning several jurisdictions to the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

The Wall That Heals, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica and Mobile Education Center, traveled by truck from Lee’s Summit to the lawn of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library at UCM. It will open Thursday morning with a special ceremony and is available for viewing 24 hours a day through Sunday afternoon.

Earth Day at the Park, Money Smart Week coming up at library

Christian County Library has two community-building events planned during the last weeks of April, with learning opportunities and fun for children, teens, and adults. The first is Earth Day at the Park, happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday at Finley River Park in Ozark, just across Riverside Road from the library. The library’s Earth Day celebration is designed to get the community outdoors and thinking about easy ways we can be more earth-friendly in our daily lives.

With FREEDOM, MADCO Takes Inspiration From the Civil Rights Movement

After protests erupted in Ferguson in 2014, Stacy West, artistic director of the St. Louis-based modern dance company MADCO, looked for a way to respond to the situation. But the timing didn't seem right.

"I felt that there were other artists that could come in more quickly than MADCO with a response to what was going on in Ferguson. Due to the nature of dance and hiring choreographers and booking venues, I didn't feel we were the people to do something quickly," West explains. She found herself thinking about a way to tackle the topic ever since.

 

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Tulsa City-County Library named finalist for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Tulsa City-County Library is among the finalists for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The library system was one of 30 finalists named by the Institute of Museum and Library Service on Monday.

 

“We are extremely proud of our staff and volunteers for achieving this great recognition,” said Kim Johnson, library CEO.

The award honors institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and positively affecting individuals, families and communities.

Gardeners, rejoice; the Heirloom Seed Library is open again

Spring must be near — the Heirloom Seed Library is open for business.

This is the third year that gardeners can grow their own vegetables, herbs and flowers by checking out seed packets on display at two branches — the Library Station and the Midtown Carnegie Branch. Gardeners can check out up to four packets of heirloom seeds with a valid library card. We especially love to hear from teachers and parents, including one Library Facebook follower who commented, “We need to go to the library for our school garden!”

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