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Meyer Library Finals Week Schedule

Here is a listing of extended hours, special events, and services that will be offered by Meyer Library this semester during Finals Week:

  • Dead Day Snacks: On Friday, May 12th, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the MSU Traditions Council will be
    distributing free snacks in the lobby.
  • Extended Hours: When Meyer Library opens at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 14, we will remain open continuously until
    10 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th.
  • Snack Break: Sunday, May 14, 9:00 p.m.: Free snacks will be distributed on all four levels near the elevators, while supplies last.
  • Overnight Free Coffee: beginning at 10 p.m. each night, Sunday through Wednesday, across from the Circulation Counter.
  • Pet Therapy Session: Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 in Room 107
  • Free Popcorn: Monday and Tuesday at various times on the Second Level
  • Massage Chair: Tuesday, May 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the lobby
  • Motivation Wall (First Level): Starting on Friday, May 12th and continuing throughout Finals Week
  • Free ear plugs (Circulation & Research Information Services desk): ongoing

The MSU Libraries and other service providers in the building will be offering many other fun, relaxing activities throughout Finals Week.

Meyer Library Finals Hours

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New exhibit in Meyer Library — Racist Commercial Art of the Early 20th Century

Items of intolerance can be used to teach toleranceThe “Racist Commercial Art of the Early 20th Century” exhibit in Meyer Library shows some of the negative ways advertising depicted African Americans in the early 20th century.  While this exhibit may be objectionable and disturbing to modern visitors, it is hoped that viewing the materials will lead to discussion of the racism of yesterday, as well as an awareness of how such imagery has affected perceptions of African Americans even up to today.

The materials are on loan from Harold McPherson, who collected the objects to use as educational tools.

The exhibit is on display in Meyer Library, Rm. 107, through Thursday, May 4.

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The Revolution of Violence in World War I

Dr. Jay WintersDr. Jay Winter presents:

The Revolution of Violence in World War I

Wednesday, April 5, 6 p.m.
Book sales and signing 4–5:30 p.m.

Fox Theatre
157 Park Central Square Springfield, MO

Dr. Jay Winter will focus on the revolutionary changes in the technology of warfare and on the obliteration of the distinction between military and civilian targets.

Dr. Winter is the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University. He is a specialist on World War I and its impact on the 20th century. He was co-producer, co-writer and chief historian for the award-winning PBS series “The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century.”

For more information call 417-882-0714.

Dr. Winter’s visit is funded through the Springfield-Greene County Library District’s one book, one community One Read and the Missouri State University Libraries.

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Libraries Receives Grant for “Women of Route 66”

Route 66 signThe Special Collections and Archives unit of the MSU Libraries has received a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council to assist in “The Women of the Mother Road in Missouri.” Anne Baker, Interim Head of Special Collections and Archives, will serve as the principal investigator, working with documentarian Katrina Parks, whose web-based project for the National Park Service’s Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, route66women.com, began interest in the topic. This oral history project will involve three screenings and discussions (two in St. Louis and one in Springfield). New oral histories will be filmed and recorded soon, which will be screened during the event in Springfield in the fall. After all three public programs have been held and all the new oral histories are completed, the new oral histories will be made available to researchers and members of the public through the MSU Libraries.

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Special Collections and Archives Celebrates 20 Years of Preserving History

Special Collections and Archives opened as a department in Duane G. Meyer Library in 1997 and has continued to increase its diverse holdings.  The current exhibit looks at a selection of materials collected over the last twenty years.

Special Collections and Archives 20 year anniversary exhibitThe exhibit focuses on some of the major collecting areas of the Archives, such as the University and its history, the Labor Union Archives, rare books, and Ozarkiana, which includes materials related to the history of the Ozarks and the Southwest Missouri region. The cases display memorabilia from the Ozarks Labor Union Archives and the University, as well as other University items collected by Don Landon, the author of Daring to Excel: The First 100 Years of Southwest Missouri State University. The exhibit also highlights photos and artwork, selections from the Rare Books Collection, and materials donated by MSU professors that illustrate both the history of the University and the Ozarks.

Feel free to gently look through the facsimile of Audubon’s Birds of America and talk to the staff about the interesting materials in the Archives!  The exhibit will be up through the end of the semester and is open during Special Collections and Archives’ hours.

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1517-2017 – 500 Years of Reformations

500 Years-Reformations Exhibit“1517-2017 – 500 Years of Reformations” is an educational and commemorative event that aims to inform the public about the rise of Protestantism in Europe, to demonstrate its impact on religion, music, and arts, and to narrate its arrival in the Ozarks.

Exhibit Opening

January 24, 2017
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Duane G. Meyer Library, Room 107

Exhibit will remain on display through February 28, 2017. Free and open to the public. For hours open please check Duane G. Meyer Library hours page.

Sponsored by the Religious Studies Department.

Information contact: Mitzi K Kirkland-Ives, 417-836-2344.

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New Virtual Reality At Meyer Library

 Virtual Reality is available to MSU students, staff, and faculty at the Meyer Library!  Visit us at the Music and Media desk (Second Level).
Mon -Thur 7 a.m. 12 a.m.
Fri 7 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sun noon 12 a.m.

More information here.

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Meyer Library Tour Spring 2017

Dazed and Confused

Beginning January 23 at 3:00 p.m. and continuing through February 3, Meyer Library will offer 30-minute orientation tours of the library’s central service areas and material locations. Attendance is open to individuals on a walk-in basis. No registration is required.  All library tours will begin at the front entrance of Meyer Library and last approximately 30 minutes.

Contact Research and Instructional Services at 836-4535 for more information.

Spring 2017 Tours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
January 23

3:00 p.m.

January 24

5:00 p.m.

January 25

12 Noon

January 26

10:30 a.m.

January 27

1:00 p.m.

January 30

4:00 p.m.

January 31

2:00 p.m.

February 1

10:30 a.m.

February 2

3:00 p.m.

February 3

11:30 a.m.

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Finals Week at #ClubMeyer

Library Open 24 hoursMeyer Library will be open 24 hours during finals week with many services inside the building operating on extended hours. To get finals week kicked off, snacks will be available on Sunday night at 9 pm! Outtakes will offer late night coffee pumps Sunday through Tuesday nights in the lobby. On Monday, don’t miss the ever popular Pet Therapy Dogs from 1 to 3 pm! Popcorn will be freshly popped and available during the afternoons all week. And if you just need a break from studying, a puzzle and activity table will be available in the New Books/Research Help Room on the main level.

If you are looking for new or comfortable ways to study, find a bean bag, bean bag chair, or try out one of the fitdesks (a stationary bike with a desk for holding textbooks or laptops located on the third level).

Open Hours During Finals

December 9 7 a.m.- 2 a.m.
December 10 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
December 11 8 a.m.-24 hours
December 12 24 hours
December 13 24 hours
December 14 24 hours
December 15 24 hours-10 p.m.
December 16 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
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What’s Brewing @ Your Library

Attention faculty and staff: come and see “What’s Brewing at Your Library”!

Unwind Friday, December 16th and enjoy beer samples from local breweries, snacks, music from Brookline Station Trio, and see what’s new in Meyer Library from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This is a 21+ event. Please bring ID.


Free (Open to any MSU faculty or staff)

Contact Information

Tracy Stout

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