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Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Lowrance!

Join us in congratulating “Dr. Nathan Lowrance”.  Nathan successfully defended his dissertation titled, “Google Scholar and Meta Descriptions: Does Adding Abstracts to a Search Engine Results Page Aid in Undergraduate Document Triage Efficiency?”

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Heather Lee Moulaison at IFLA in Cape Town, South Africa

The iSchool’s Heather Lea Moulaison traveled in August to beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, to present at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Conference (WLIC) 2015 General Conference and Assembly. Continue reading

MU’s LIS Student and Oral Historian Jeff Corrigan and Mary Larson (Oklahoma) to Host Webinar, “Oral History @ Your Library: A Beginner’s Guide”

Are you interested in fitting oral history into your library’s repertoire, but you don’t know where to begin? Join oral historians Jeff Corrigan (oral historian, State Historical Society of Missouri at the University of Missouri) and Mary Larson (associate dean for special collections, Oklahoma State University Library) for a one-hour webinar that will provide an introduction on the ways in which libraries can use oral history from collection development and programming to community engagement. The presenters will begin with the basics – what is oral history? What does it contribute? They will also offer suggestions on related technology and programming ideas for all ages. Time will be allotted for questions at the end of their presentation.

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