Fontbonne librarians Peggy Ridlen and Jane Theissen explore the evolution of Fontbonne University’s online General Education Information Literacy course, LIB199 Information Literacy in Higher Education in a new book. Their chapter, “Adapting to the Evolving Information Landscape: A Case Study” was recently released in a new monograph in the Chandos Information Professional Series entitled Distributed Learning: Pedagogy and Technology in Online Information Literacy Instruction edited by Tasha Maddison and Maha Kumaran. The chapter highlights the evolution of... read more
Missouri River Regional Library Director Claudia Schoonover wants patrons of both branches to know their voice matters.
Last year, both library users, non-users and staff participated in a survey and attended monthly community meetings to voice their opinions on what they would like to see in their local library. In turn, that feedback was used as a guide in Saturday's MRRL strategic planning session.
Board members from the Cole and Osage county MRRL branches tossed around ideas about what structural, operational and internal changes are needed to continue to meet the diverse... read more
Did you receive an e-reader, tablet, or smartphone for Christmas? The Christian County Library can help you get the most out of your device, whether you are a technology novice or just looking for new ways to enjoy your device.
The library offers a Book-a-Trainer service, where patrons can sit down one-on-one with a technology trainer at the library for thirty minutes for basic instruction on using their new devices. You can call the library at 417-581-2432 visit christiancountylibrary.blogspot.com to request an appointment... read more
The Missouri River Regional Library Osage County branch is considering moving in a bid to gain more space for its programming needs.
Noelle Parker, Osage County branch manager, told board members the library would benefit from a larger space.
Some of the existing challenges the library faces, she said, include storage space, separation between the children's space and the computer lab, limited parking, the need for handicap accessible buttons, the need for a meeting area and overall visibility of its location.
Betty Hagenoff, assistant director of the MRRL, told the... read more
John Hunter has plenty of blessings to count this time of year.
He survived the May 2011 tornado and beat a subsequent fungal infection that many have assumed was caused by the storm. He also is a survivor of thyroid cancer.
But Hunter, director of the library at Ozark Christian College, has a new reason to be thankful this year. It's a painting that he has desired in the 47 years since he starred in his high school's fall show, and although it's a minor blessing compared with others, it's no less meaningful to him.
"The painting was just kind of a relic, memorabilia... read more