Libraries are one of the oldest and most useful resources, if utilized properly. At Missouri State, students affectionately call Duane G. Meyer library “Club Meyer” because of its popularity and helpfulness. Many utilize the various studying areas on every floor frequently.
Meyer Library also offers computer access, 3-D printing and Outtakes, a snack station to help fuel students while they are studying. Ironically, it is sometimes overlooked that Meyer Library is filled with a plethora of books waiting to be checked out. I will admit the Dewey Decimal System still intimidates me, even after being exposed to it for many years. Luckily, Meyer Library provides many tips and tricks to help navigate you to the book of your choice.
First of all, each of the shelves in Meyer are clearly marked and labeled to make it easier to find each section. But of course, you don’t just go into the library and start looking for a random Dewey Decimal number, you have to pair that number with the book of your choice.
This step has been made really simple also. If you log on to a computer at Meyer library, or anywhere actually, go to the Missouri State University home page and type in “libraries” in the search bar. You can also go to libraries.missouristate.edu.
The first page to come up is a simple search engine to find the books you are needing. Once you’ve discovered the Dewey Decimal number, it can still be an adventure to actually track down the book. There are always people available behind the desks to help with any questions, but if you are like me and get a little too nervous to admit defeat, “Text a Librarian” is there to help. You can simply text your question to 417-708-9463 and a staff member will assist you. It’s that easy!
I hope this walk-through of our very own Meyer Library has encouraged each of you to go borrow a book of your choice very soon!
Zoë Pixler, a sophomore majoring in Photography and Art Education, is a Family Orientation Coordinator, helping with special projects and family orientation. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma where she is the Vice President of New Member Education.