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Top Honors for Springfield Library System

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield-Greene County Library District is honored as the 2016 Missouri Library of the Year.

The award was given Thursday night during the annual Missouri Library Association Conference.

More than 300 librarians are in Springfield this weekend for the three day event.

Librarians across the state will discuss common challenges and solutions from tight budgets to serving diverse populations.

The conference wraped up Saturday.

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Students create petition to increase Ellis Library hours

A student petition created Wednesday to reinstate Ellis Library hours that run 24 hours and 5 days a week, which they provided students last year, now has more than 2,000 signatures.

Ellis Library currently closes at midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday because of budget cuts. The petition was created by senior Gabriella Martinez.

Sierra Acquisitions

The Sierra Acquisitions Module includes tools that allow users to queue and print purchase orders, receive order records, update funds, process invoices and handle your fiscal year close. The videos and training documents below will help you learn how to navigate the acquisitions module. 

Community College Offers Assistance to Former ITT Tech Students

In an effort to assist displaced students of the now defunct ITT Technical Institute, St. Charles Community College has organized planning sessions that could help in their continued pursuit of a higher education.

On Tuesday, September 20, SCC will offer former ITT students the opportunity to learn about SCC programs that align with ITT programs, information about financial aid, and more. Fees for the application for admission for these students will be waived, college officials said.

Kent Library Partners with St. Louis Astronomical Society’s Library Telescope Program

Southeast Missouri State University’s Kent Library is pairing with the St. Louis Astronomical Society (SLAS) to increase area residents’ knowledge of objects in the night sky as part of the Library Telescope Program.

Beginning Sept. 9, individuals with a valid library card will be able to check out an Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch telescope for a seven-day period.

“The telescopes provide a platform for education and programming,” said Christy Mershon, director of Southeast’s Continuing and Extended Education.

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Kanopy Streaming Video Platform Now Available through Kent Library

Southeast Missouri State University’s Kent Library has recently introduced the online video streaming service, Kanopy.

The database includes more than 26,000 films from leading producers with the streaming interface, making it easy to watch, share, discuss and engage with films across campus.

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