Over the summer, the Missouri branch hosted a number of events, including a student orientation fair, work-study training/pizza lunch in July.
We have continued hosting National Library of Medicine poster exhibits, including “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives” from July to mid-September, then “Every Necessary Care & Attention: George Washington & Medicine,” displayed from October through mid-November.
In September, Kirsty Gaither, MA, MLIS, educational technology development center director; and Brittany Williams, MS, instructional designer from the A.T. Still University (ATSU) Teaching and Learning Center; joined us from Arizona along with Susan Swogger, MLIS, liaison librarian for ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies and ATSU’s Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, to conduct Qualtrics training for the Missouri campus. This new software is now available throughout all ATSU locations for faculty and staff.
The Missouri Library Association’s annual meeting was held in Columbia, Missouri in October, and Swogger; Debra Loguda-Summers, library public services & 3D print shop manager, Missouri campus; and I attended to present our poster “3D Printing in Research and Curriculum: One Year Later.” Several 3D models were on display which caught the attention of participants who stopped to ask questions about 3D printing.
Finally, I turned in my retirement letter, after 32 years of service at the library on the Missouri campus. My last day on the job is Jan. 2, 2019.
by Jean L Sidwell, MALS, library director and ATSU-KCOM liaison librarian