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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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Congratulations to SISLT’s Library and Information Science Student, Alejandra (Alex) De Santiago, recipient of ALA Spectrum Scholarship

The School of Information Science and learning Technologies at the University of Missouri is very proud to announce the American Library Association Office for Diversity has awarded Alex De Santiago with a 2015-2016 Spectrum Scholarship. Spectrum Scholars are selected “based on their commitment to diversity, commitment to entering the library profession, demonstrated community outreach, academic ability and achievements and leadership potential.”

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Congratulations to SISLT alum, Scott Bonner-MA 2006!

 “Noble” Ferguson Librarian Scott Bonner Gets Lemony Snicket Prize

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Ferguson Public Library Director Scott Bonner receives “The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity” along with $10,000.  Prizes were awarded at the 2015 Annual American Library Association Conference that was held in beautiful San Francisco.

Please take the time to read this wonderful story: http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2015/06/ferguson_librarian_scott_bonner_gets_lemony_snicket_prize.php

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