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Kent Library Seeking Participants for FFR-Funded Pilot Program

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Kent Library invites full-time tenure-track and non-tenure track returning faculty members to participate in an FFR-funded pilot program to develop an Open Access Educational Resource package that replaces the current course textbook in their course and leads to increased learning outcomes achievement, a no-cost textbook alternative, and increased accessibility and portability of course materials. For more information and the application form, please visit The proposed project may be implemented in any course a faculty member teaches. Proposals must be received by April 23. Candidates will be informed of their status by April 28.


Academic ebooks – Over 138,000 full text ebooks now available

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

In cooperation with MOBIUS member libraries and via EBSCOhost, Kent Library now provides access to over 138,000 full text ebooks that are academic in nature, suitable for use in papers and projects across the University curriculum. The books may be read in a web browser on a computer, tablet or phone/mobile device. Books may also be ‘checked out’ for 2 weeks at a time and read without an internet connection required.

The books may be accessed from the databases A-Z page and via this link


Happy National Library Week

Monday, April 15th, 2013

April 14-20 is National Library Week. Information and events are listed at


Open access research initiative

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

On Friday, February 22, the White House directed Federal agencies with more than $100 million in research and development spending to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication. This is in addition to the recently introduced Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR).

full story at:

ACRL Insider


Access over 200,000 ebooks from Open Library

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Due to the Missouri State Library’s participation in Open Library, Missourians have access to over 200,000 ebooks that can be ‘checked out’ for a two week period at

You will need to create an account and then you can search or browse the collection and check out a book to download a pdf or e-pub format to read on your computer or e-reader.  To use e-pub format, you will need to download the free Adobe Editions program – this also lets you transfer an e-pub book to a mobile device.

A sample of titles/authors available from the collection:

Anne Tyler
John Updike
Joyce Carol Oates
Kurt Vonnegut
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Joy of Cooking
Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
The Hobbit
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Beethoven by Maynard Solomon (definitive biography)
Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
Foxfire v.3
An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn’t
Green Eggs and Ham


NOTICE: Kent Library Off Campus access & catalog unavailable Thur. 2/7 due to system upgrade

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Kent Library will be upgrading its integrated library system software on Thursday, February 7. During this time, the library catalog and off-campus database access will be unavailable. Users of the library will still be able to search for books through the MOBIUS catalog at   Service is expected to be restored by the end of Thursday, updates will be posted as appropriate.


Mathematics of Art Photography on Display at Sadie’s Place

Monday, November 26th, 2012

First Year Seminar UI100-04H “The Mathematics of Art” is displaying its photographic art now until Dec. 7 in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place. The theme of this year’s display is “Seeing the world through a mathematically artistic eye.”


Art display: ‘Books like you haven’t seen!’

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Stop by Kent Library and view the collection of artistically crafted books created by students in Caroline Kahler’s Fibers I (AR330) class. Books constructed in all shapes, from chess pieces to a violin, form the basis of these wonderfully designed works of art. This display is located on the main floor of Kent Library near the south entrance.


Kent Library survey

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

As part of its strategic planning process, Kent Library is looking for input from its users.  All faculty staff,  students,  alumni, and library users from the community are invited to give feedback on library services.  By filling out the anonymous survey below you can help the strategic planning committee determine needs of its users and help us prioritize objectives in the new strategic plan.  Only aggregated data from this survey will be used to inform the planning process.  To fill out the survey, please
go to the following SurveyMonkey website:


2012 Election Guide

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Tired of all the hot air? Looking for more objective information about the 2012 election? Librarians at Kent Library have put together a guide to non-partisan sources of information for the 2012 Presidential and Missouri State elections. Find credible information on the candidates and the issues, as well as links to voter information. To view the guide visit