Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tomorrow: LAST DAY to REGISTER for the LISGSA Conference!

Time is running out to register for the Fifth Annual LISGSA Conference.  

Join us April 8, 2017. 

Our day includes a keynote address from Mr. Roosevelt Weeks, director of the Houston Public Library System in Houston TX and a winner of the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award, student presentations, panels, brief networking breaks, DONUTS (the good kind of donuts too) and lunch.

We welcome library students, faculty and staff, alumni, librarians, and other community library enthusiasts.

(Please complete registration by tomorrow: Friday, March 31, 2017.)

Register here if you haven't already: 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

GPC is seeking leadership for next year!

Graduate and Professional Students, 

As we approach the end of the school year, GPC is looking toward next fall and how they can continue to serve all graduate and professional students at Mizzou. In order to continue advocating for their constituents, they need a strong Executive Board. At their April General Assembly meeting they will elect that board for 2017-2018. They are currently seeking nominations for all positions. Self nominations will be accepted. The positions they are seeking nominations for are: 

-Vice President 
-Director of Programming 
-Director of Communication 
-Director of National Affairs 
-Director of State Affairs 

Nominations and elections will be at the General Assembly Meeting to take place on April 4th at 6 PM in the Student Center’s Leadership Auditorium. You can see each position’s responsibilities in the GPC Constitution and Bylaws, available here: 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask a current Executive Board Member or email

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Speaker Presentation: Wesley Lowery

What: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform
When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 3:30 PM
Where: Jesse Wrench Auditorium, S107 Memorial Union

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Master of Public Health Program and launch of the undergraduate public health program in the School of Health Professions (SHP), journalist and author Wesley Lowery will be speaking at Mizzou.

An emerging voice in the national media landscape, Wesley Lowery is a national reporter for The Washington Post, covering the interactions between law enforcement officials and communities. Lowery is also author of the upcoming book “They Can’t Kill Us All,” which is the first deeply reported book to bring alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray.

Among other honors and accomplishments, in 2015 Lowery was named to the Root 100, a list recognizing the nation’s top African American influencers. In 2014, he was named “Emerging Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists and also earned a 2014 Shorty Award as the best journalist on social media.

Wesley Lowery’s visit is co-sponsored by Missouri School of Journalism, MU Black Studies Program, MU Honors College and MU College of Education.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Academic & Conference Scholarship Opportunities

Association of Jewish Libraries is pleased to announce an academic and conference scholarships to students enrolled or accepted in a graduate school of library and information science.

Prospective candidates should have knowledge of and interest in Jewish studies, and demonstrate the potential, ability, and intention of pursuing a career in Judaica librararianship.

The Association of Jewish Libraries awards an annual academic scholarship to a promising student with a history of participating in Judaic studies or libraries, accepted into or attending or an accredited graduate school of library and information science. This scholarship is merit-based rather than needs-based.

AJL will now also provide conference subvention for attendance at the Association of Jewish Libraries' annual conference to a promising student with a history of participating in Judaic studies or libraries, accepted into or attending or an accredited graduate school of library and information science. Free full conference registration, travel and (shared) room is included. As such, conference attendance is required. This award is merit-based rather than needs-based.

Both awards also include a service component at the conference to benefit the Association of Jewish Libraries to be determined by the awardees and committee, one option could be to volunteer during the conference or write up their experience for the AJL Newsletter.

Applicants must indicate which award(s) (student scholarship or conference subvention) they seek.

Application is available here:

AJL membership is not required for eligibility.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Online Conference Opportunity for Columbia Students!

MU Libraries has registered for the Electronic Resources & Libraries Online Conference, which takes place April 3-5.
The ER&L sessions focus on various issues related to managing electronic resources and improving the way libraries collect, manage, maintain and make accessible the resources.  There are concurrent sessions running all days of the conference, offering a total of 32 sessions.
While MU Libraries cannot provide a login to share with SISLT distance students (as they only have a limited number of logins for the conference), anyone is welcome to go to Ellis Library to view the live-streaming sessions.  
For a schedule of all of the sessions, please email Rachel Wallenbeck (
If anyone has any questions, please contact Rhonda Whithaus, Head of Online Information Services at MU (

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sign Up to Attend the LISGSA Conference!

We may have lost an hour of sleep as of Sunday, but you haven't lost the chance to sign up to attend the 2017 LISGSA Student Conference on Saturday April 8, 2017. Doors will open at 9 a.m. There will be donuts, student presentations, a keynote speaker, lunch, and CAKE!  

We can't wait to see you there.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Upcoming GPC Events

Graduate Professional Council
 Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Tools for Breaking the Glass Ceiling Panel—Tuesday, March 21st at 12:00 pm in G108 MU Student center

Illegal Interview Questions Workshop—Tuesday, March 21st at 5:30 pm in leadership auditorium

ASUM Student Advocacy Day (Jeff City)—Thursday, April 13th. Deadline to sign up is April 7th. Please visit ASUM page on Orgsync:,

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Free Networking & Learning Opportunity!

MACRL invites librarians to a special free event on Friday, April 7 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. The event will feature a tour of the library, lunch at a local restaurant (pay your own way) and the ACRL webcast:

Improving Communication in Libraries Through Better Visual Design
In this webcast, the co-creators of Librarian Design Share--a crowd-sourced, creative commons licensed repository of creative visual materials for libraries--will empower attendees with the basic principles, processes, and tools necessary to develop visual materials that reflect a library’s values and enhance relationships with users. 

Join your fellow librarians and share your marketing stories and challenges after the webcast!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Attending ALA Conference? Check this out!

Attending the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago? Thinking of arriving a day early? Consider paying the additional $15 and hearing two MU folks (our very own Chris Le Beau and MU Libraries’ Ann Campion Riley) speak! This should be a GREAT networking opportunity, as well!

Please join us for the 2017 NMRT President’s Program, Building Bridges in ALA, hosted by Kate Kosturski, on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9am to 12pm. In this interactive pre-conference event, participants will explore the opportunities and challenges of navigating through the larger ALA organization by listening to a panel discussion composed of transitioning presidents and president-elects. Learn about the different ALA divisions, how they function, and how participation in ALA can benefit your career! Ask questions and network with the panelists, while enjoying light refreshments. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. 

Register today at: hope to see you there!

$20 NMRT members
$22 non NMRT but ALA members
$25 non-ALA
$15 for a student rate

Friday, March 3, 2017

Need Help Writing Your CV?

CV Docs, an annual event sponsored by the Graduate Student Association (GSA), affords graduate students the opportunity to have their CVs reviewed by a faculty member.  Master’s-degree and PhD Candidates seeking either academic or private-sector jobs are eligible to participate with priority given to those students presently on the job market and those entering it in the coming year.  CV Docs is offered at no cost, thanks to the generosity of our volunteer faculty members and post-doc fellows.  Students that have registered for this event will submit their CVs at least a week prior to event for the selected faculty member for review.  

Date of event: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 10am-2pm
Place: Memorial Student Union, Room N206 (Walt Disney Room)
Pre-registration required!
Please complete this form by Monday, March 6, 2017 to register as a student or faculty volunteer. Email GSA Vice President, Rachel Owen, at with any questions. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Research Opportunity ($$$!)

Are you a graduate student with research in the arts and humanities, digital humanities, new media, library and information science or computer science? Want to win $500?

ASIS&T SIG-AH and SIG-VIS are seeking previously unpublished research for a Master’s and a PhD Student Research Award. Finalists will be invited to introduce their research presentation at the 2017 Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities (April 18–19, 2017), and winners will receive a Student Research Award and cash prize up to $500.

The theme, Open Science in the Humanities, invites participation from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives on the topic. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, past research, case studies, and current projects that use humanities-related open data or open content, or that discuss topics in the following areas:
  • Open information retrieval
  • Collaborative research methods
  • Digital publishing
  • Open access
  • Data curation and sharing
  • Linked data/linked open data
  • Social media or Web 2.0
  • Open Source technology
  • Research assessment

The deadline for submissions is April 9, 2017. 

For full eligibility, requirements and submission info, see: