Message from the Vice Provost and University Libraries

Message from the Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian

Ann Riley We are pleased to have you visit our website, a portal not only to electronic information but to a whole new kind of learning environment. Here you will find connections to a vast array of resources: electronic journals, subject resource guides, online course reserve materials, and library staff.

We invite you to explore this site and discover for yourself why we think of the Libraries as the heart of the University. From the main collections of Ellis Library to our several branch locations, the MU Libraries lie at the very core of teaching and research excellence here at Mizzou. We believe you will agree with us when we say that the MU Libraries are where ideas of the ages are uncovered, and where dreams for the future are forged.

Ann Campion Riley

Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian


Ann Campion Riley is a nationally-recognized leader with nearly 30 years of professional service in academic and research libraries. She served as president of the Association of College and Research Libraries in 2015, representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians, and was honored as a research library leadership fellow by the Association of Research Libraries. She is a writer and speaker on assessment and organizational culture in higher education.

Riley was formerly director for technical and access services at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She was library director at Saint Louis Community College, Meramec, where she twice served as an acting dean and one year as chief campus academic officer. Other academic libraries where Riley has served in a professional capacity include Maryville University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and New Mexico State University. She earned her B.A. in English and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri and pursued a Ph.D. in English at Saint Louis University.