Collaborative and Independent Learning Spaces
|Sound Masking||$60,000||#2 Student request per survey|
|Soft study chairs||$1,000 each||#3 Student request per survey|
|Replace study room chairs||$350 each||Need 28 for study rooms on 3rd floor|
|Slow-motion treadmill desk||$1500||Favorable student survey comments|
|Soft study carrel cluster||$40,000||Student priority for 3rd floor|
|Wall Art – specific||$1,500||Lower priority, given other needs|
|Wall Art, not specified||$10,000||Creates stimulating learning space|
|Totally renovate Floors 2 & 3||$5,000,000||Based on study completed fall 2015|
|Sponsor MU author||$1,000 – $5,000||Provide free use via open access|
|Open Access Author Support Fund||Any amount||Contribute to free, open access articles|
|Sponsor a book purchase||$100 – $800||Choose from hundreds of titles|
|Online journal back-files||$ 5,000||Free up shelf space for user seating|
|Support for online journal||$300-$10,000||Provide online use for MU campus|
Services — Endowed Positions
Provides administrative services and leadership for the Health Sciences Libraries. The unique aspects of the health care environment require leadership with specialized health library experience in this position.
- New: Biomedical Sciences Librarian
Serves as a liaison to biomedical research programs, centers, and departments in order to develop library partnerships in support of research. This position will require a candidate with a background in science or informatics.
- Additional: Education Librarian
Enhances undergraduate and graduate education, provides users with learning tools for accessing information, presenting data, and managing electronic bibliographies. Programs served include a broad spectrum of health professional programs, such as nursing, medicine, medical specialties, health professions, health informatics, and public health.
These items are listed separately because they are beyond the basics required for a state-of-the-art health sciences library. In every case, there would be a spectrum of approaches to be discussed that would determine cost.
- Video content for anatomy, lab experiments, cross-cultural issues, etc.
- Support for literature in healthcare collection and programming
- Display case
- Art-hanging devices for a display wall
- New Technology, such as 3-d printer or the anatomage table, such as the one at the University of Michigan’s Taubman Library
For further information, please contact Matt Gaunt, Director for Advancement, MU Libraries.
Prepared by Deb Ward
Director, Health Sciences Libraries
University of Missouri