Tag: James C. Kirkpatrick Library

ALEC Room shows Positive Impact on Students and Faculty

The University of Central Missouri designed the Active Learning Engagement Classroom in the fall of 2017 at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. It enables faculty to engage with innovative teaching technologies in a classroom environment. The ALEC room was designed for using different collaborative learning techniques and includes three 55-inch active learning displays, an integrated… Read more »

Acquisition librarian retires from UCM

Faculty at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library said goodbye to acquisition librarian Karla Massia as she starts a new life in retirement after nearly two decades in the library. Massia started at the University of Central Missouri in fall 2001 as a graduate assistant at the reference desk. She came to the university to pursue… Read more »

Library hosts e-book workshop

E-books are growing in popularity and UCM librarians are working to help the campus community navigate these resources. Anthony Kaiser, associate professor and humanities librarian, is scheduled to present a workshop regarding the use of e-books from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, Room 2441. Kaiser said the… Read more »

Library to purge unused materials to revive itself

Unused books may be flying off shelves soon — going to new owners or recycling bins. The collection at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library is undergoing a revitalization. Librarians said the process is intended to purge unused books, streamline the acquisition process and make collections more student-centric. The process, known as deaccessioning, involves removing unused… Read more »

Jason Kander receives SGA award

VIDEO BY KAITLIN BROTHERS / MULTIMEDIA EDITOR (WARRENSBURG, Mo. )-Jason Kander, Missouri’s former secretary of state, received an award from UCM’s Student Government Association. Kander came to UCM April 20 to receive the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award, which was created to honor James C. Kirkpatrick, who served as the secretary of state… Read more »

Food truck festival serves hundreds for a cause

Pizza, ice cream, oriental cuisine and popcorn were just some of the food items available late afternoon Tuesday during Warrensburg’s first-ever food truck festival on the James C. Kirkpatrick Library lawn. Seven trucks served over 1,700 attendees in order to raise over $1,000 for a new all-inclusive playground.

Children’s Literature Festival brings authors and illustrators to youth

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – More than 30 authors and illustrators and some 4,300 children and teachers converged on campus over spring break during the 50th Children’s Literature Festival. “The program started pretty small back in 1969,” said Maya Kucij, special collections librarian in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library and director of this year’s Children’s Literature Festival. History… Read more »

McClure Archives, Museum to participate in national program

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Arthur F. McClure Archives and University Museum at the University of Central Missouri was recently selected as one of 75 institutions nationwide to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation program. The program is administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artist Works and assists museums… Read more »

Murder in the Library

The James C. Kirkpatrick Library will host its 7th annual Murder in the Library event on Friday, Oct. 23. Teams of student detectives can try to solve the murder mystery. This year the theme is “Le Grande Kirpatrick Casino in Monte Carlo.” The doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the drama begins at 7 p.m…. Read more »

Artwork worth remembering: Jim Myers

By ANDREA LOPEZ Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Mermaids, machinery and mystery – the legacy continues. While the Warrensburg community may have lost a unique individual a couple years ago, the artistry of Jim Myers lives on through preservation and exhibition efforts of others in the community. “Whatever struck his fancy at the time – that’s what he did,” said Teena… Read more »