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“I look forward to deeper involvement with the ALA Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and collaborating with so many dedicated members. RUSA has been a welcoming professional home for me for a long time.” - Chris Le Beau on receiving the election

Chris Le Beau, Assistant Teaching Professor and Learning & Research Librarian at UMKC, has been elected as the 2017-2018 president of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

RUSA is a division of the American Library Association and is considered the foremost organization of reference and information... read more

From the Southeast Missourian feature "People on the Move 5/16/2016":

Barbara Glackin will join Southeast Missouri State University as the dean of Kent Library. When she begins July 18, she will replace Catherine Roeder, who served in the interim after David Starrett stepped down. Before joining the university, Glackin was assistant university librarian for resource services and technology and associate professor at the Branford P. Millar library at Portland State University.

The failure of a proposed student library fee and a potential decline in enrollment means University of Missouri libraries will have to cut back on subscriptions to academic journals and databases, Rabia Gregory, chairwoman of the Campus Library Committee, wrote Friday in a memo to campus department heads.

The libraries have worked to find temporary solutions to a $1.3 million shortfall this year and anticipate another $1 million gap in the fiscal year that begins July 1, Gregory wrote. Because final budget figures will not be available until late April or May at the earliest, she... read more

The State Historical Society of Missouri is pleased to present a growing collection of digitized historic newspapers. These images are freely available to the public and are keyword-searchable.

Focused on merging meaningful historic content with innovative modern technology, the State Historical Society of Missouri employs the highest national digitization standards: newspapers in our collection are digitized to National Digital Newspaper Program specifications.  Many of Missouri’s digital newspapers are also available through... read more

In March of 1992, many years after photographer Dorothea Lange's 1936 image of a migrant mother in California became one of the most iconic images from the Great Depression, a camera crew sat down with two daughters of the subject of Lange's photo. "We're talking to Norma Rydlewski and Katherine McIntosh about their mother and their experiences," the interviewer explained. "I guess what I'd like to get first of all is [a] sense of what kind of woman your mother was. What does it take to live through that?" Among the scores of interviewees whose reflections on the Great Depression comprise... read more

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