NCMC Librarian Appointed to Serve on Secretary of State Council

North Central Missouri College Librarian, Beth Caldarello, was recently appointed to serve on the Secretary’s Council on Library Development. This council advises the Secretary of State’s Office on matters that relate to the State’s libraries and library service to Missouri citizens.

MOBIUS' Jennifer Parsons is leaving on July 8th.

Help Desk member and MOBIUS Trainer Jennifer Parsons is leaving MOBIUS on Friday, July 8th.

Jennifer recently accepted the position of Digital Resources Librarian at Central Methodist University and she is very excited to expand her skills and engage in new projects along side the librarians of CMU and the Quest cluster.  Her last day at MOBIUS will be Friday, July 8.  

Jennifer has enjoyed working with the MOBIUS family of libraries over the last seven plus years and getting to know and learn from so many of you.  

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Local residents donate audio books to Garnett Library

LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER Diana Chadwick and her daughter, Rachel Peterson, recruitment specialist at Missouri State University-West Plains, recently donated 50 audio books to the university’s Garnett Library for use by faculty, staff, students and community members.

Springfield leaders share favorite books and Ted Talks

How many times have you read a book because a friend raved about it? The Springfield-Greene County Library staff is compiling a list, “Read to Lead,” by asking community leaders about their book recommendations.

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Tulsa's Central Library pushes back grand reopening to Oct. 1

The grand reopening of Tulsa’s Central Library, which had been expected this summer, has been pushed back to the fall.

More than two years and $50 million have gone into renovating downtown’s 51-year-old Central Library.

Central Library, part of the Tulsa City-County Library system, will hold its grand reopening Oct. 1, with staff and furnishings likely moving into the updated building in mid-August, CEO Gary Shaffer said.

The library, located at Fourth Street and Denver Avenue, was built in 1965 and is approximately 135,000 square feet.

Grant and other improvements to Christian County Library increase attendance

Last month the Christian County Library submitted the final report for a Racing to Read Early Literacy Grant for $6,211.00 awarded in the fall of 2015.

This grant funded the interactive toys and tools that are now a staple of all library story times, as well as a major part of the experience library visitors with children are seeking when they stop in the children’s section at either the Christian County Library or the Clever Public Library.

Four finalists named in St. Charles Community College search for president

The St. Charles Community College Board of Trustees has named four finalists who are under consideration to fill the soon-to-be vacant college president position.

The candidates are: Darrel L. Cain, vice chancellor for student affairs at Ivy Tech Community College System in Indiana; Cliff Davis, president of Table Rock campus and system vice chancellor at Ozarks Technical Community College; Barbara R. Kavalier, district president at Navarro College in Texas; and Ted Lewis, president of academic affairs at Pellissippi State College in Tennessee.

Mural Unveiled at Crowder College

A student-painted mural titled, “Plan, Learn, Care, Create, Serve” was unveiled at Crowder College Wednesday. The mural is on display at the Lee Library on the Neosho Campus. Library Director Eric Deatherage tells News Talk KZRG what the artwork represents.

“It is designed to represent the connection between the library and different jobs and service positions in society.”

Deatherage adds that the students got a lot out of working on the piece.

“As they were going through working on the mural they got to learn about different methods and different styles.”

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