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ACRL is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award. 

Electronic submissions are required. Applicants must submit a ... read more

OCTOBER 22, 2017 7:00 AM - A college undergraduate spends an average of $1,200 on textbooks a year, enough to buy about five pizzas a week for the entire fall, winter and spring semesters.

It’s no wonder that free “open textbooks” are spreading fast on college campuses across the country.

“I’m in a lot of biology classes and those books can cost $300 or $400 a piece,” said Katherine Semler, a freshman biology major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She’s from Blue Springs and receives financial aid to help pay tuition.

"If I could get some of my books online... read more

Beyond the iconic landscapes of Plaster Stadium and the west mall fountain, the Duane G. Meyer Library will feature a unique addition this year. Students who visit the building for their latest study session will be greeted by wooden artwork, hand-crafted by late professor of Art and Design, Dwaine Crigger.

Donated by his family, nine pieces are displayed throughout the second and third floors as a tribute to the emeritus professor who passed away last summer.

In July, many of Crigger’s works were showcased and auctioned at the Brick City Galleries by Missouri State’s... read more

Lindenwood University's new $24.5 million library and academic resource center opened this weekend after more than two years of construction. 

The new three-story, 100,000 square-foot library on the university's St. Charles campus replaces the 36,000 square-foot Butler Library, built in 1929. Many of Lindenwood's student services will also be based in the new building, including the writing center, veteran services, student and academic support services and career counseling. 

St. Peters-based Blanton Construction was the builder and LePique & Orne Architects designed the... read more

Displaying mastery of the knowledge and experience necessary for modern archival management, Southwestern Seminary archivist and special collections librarian Jill Botticelli has achieved certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA). Botticelli recently passed the ACA’s rigorous certification exam.

“With the increasingly complex information environment, our libraries are challenged to capture and interpret vast historical material for our seminary constituent groups such as students, faculty and alumni,” says Craig Kubic, dean of libraries. “We celebrate and... read more

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