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MU partners with South African school to preserve Robben Island documents

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After Nelson Mandela died last week, the University of Missouri College of Education will have a hand in honoring his legacy by partnering with the University of the Western Cape and Robben Island Museum in South Africa to preserve thousands of historical papers, photos and items related to the political prisoners held at Robben Island.

A Memorial Celebration of Dr. John Wedman

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This is a reminder that there will be a memorial celebration for John. John wanted nothing sad or solemn but merely a time for folks to get together and share fun stories and anecdotes about him.

Conference Travel Awards – Apply Now!

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The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards Committee is pleased to announce the followingTravel Awards for attending annual Conference of ARLIS/NA, to be held May 1-5, in Washington, DC.

John Wedman College of Education Enhancement Fund

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The John Wedman College of Education Enhancement Fund has been established.  If you would like to donate: https://donatetomu.missouri.edu/givedirect/GDItem.aspx?item_id=110

Spring Doctoral Seminar: Theories in IS&LT

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This seminar will present a variety of theoretical constructs that can be employed in the exercise of inquiry in library and information science.

2014 Summer Internship – Yellowstone Library and Archives

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Yellowstone National Park is seeking two interns for summer 2014: one for the archives and one for the research library. The interns will gain practical experience working in their professional field and will be mentored by professional staff in each discipline. Interns will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to conduct himself/herself with professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the supervisors. 

ALA Midwinter 2014 Kitchen Table Conversations

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At this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, we are continuing the kitchen-table type conversations with ALA members and attendees about their aspirations for ALA as their professional community. These conversations are a step in the process of making ALA an innovation space where members and staff can collaborate and create together.

Congratulations to Dr. Budd, new article released: Scholarly Information as a Political Economy

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The Journal of Academic Librarianship Available online Scholarly Information as a Political Economy John M. Budd, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, 303 Townsend Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA Abstract The scholarly information system is not a conventional market. It does follow a particular economic structure, but that structure does not More…