Vera Elwood

VeraElwood

Vera Elwood

Librarian II, Head, Journalism Library

Health Sciences and Specialized Libraries (HSL)

  • Master of Library and Information Science, Emporia State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication, University of Missouri – Columbia

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Student Appointments

About Me

If it’s in the news, about the news, or related to the news, I can help you find it! I’m here to provide formal and informal research help and instruction for:

  • students, faculty, administration, and alumni of the School of Journalism
  • Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellows
  • visiting journalism professionals
  • anyone interested in journalism material


Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Elwood, V. (2016, March). Everyday Ableism [Conference session]. University of Missouri Women’s Leadership Conference, Columbia, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2016, July). Disability in the workplace [Training session]. Influence & Co. staff training, Columbia, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2017, July). Disability etiquette [Lightning presentation]. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2017, November). Everyday disability: Welcoming teens with disabilities [Conference presentation]. Young Adult Library Services Association 2017 Symposium, Louisville, KY, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2018, March). Everyday disability: Welcoming patrons with disabilities [Virtual presentation]. Northeast Ohio Regional Library System webinar series, Hudson, OH, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2018, April). Everyday disability: Welcoming patrons with disabilities [Keynote address]. Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, KY, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2018, October). Learning to listen: Teen mental health at your library [Conference session]. St. Louis Public Library staff training day, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2018, October). Learning to listen: Teen mental health at your library [Conference session]. St. Louis Public Library staff training day, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2019, January). Everyday disability: Welcoming teens with disabilities [Virtual presentation]. Young Adult Library Services Association webinar-on-demand, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2019, March-April). More than just a ramp: Disability services beyond the ADA [Virtual e-course]. Young Adult Library Services Association, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2019, October). Everyday disability: Welcoming patrons with disabilities [Keynote address]. St. Charles City County Public Library staff training day, St. Charles, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2019, October). Learning to listen: Teen mental health at your library [Conference session]. St. Charles City County Public Library staff training day, St. Charles, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2020, March). Mindfulness: Increasing personal resilience [Program presentation]. Central Methodist University Music Students Association, Fayette, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2020, October). Everyday disability: Welcoming students with disabilities [Virtual presentation]. Central Methodist University webinar, Fayette, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2021, March). Disabili-tea [Virtual conference breakout]. Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2021, May). Everyday disability: Welcoming patrons with disabilities [Virtual presentation]. Oklahoma Library Association webinar series, OK, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2021, October). Mindfulness: Increasing personal resilience [Program presentation]. Central Methodist University Student Nursing Association, Fayette, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V., Bardugo, L., Icaza, R., Burcaw, S., Moniz, R., Keplinger, K., & Lippoldt, E. (2018, November). Disability in YA: Representing all teens [Panel presentation]. Young Adult Library Services Association Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.
  • Letich Smith, C., Andrews, J., Kiely, B., & Elwood, V. (2018, November). Closing session [Panel presentation]. Young Adult Library Services Association Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.
  • Moniz, R., & Elwood, V. (2018, June). Learning to listen: Teen mental health at your library [Conference session]. American Library Association Annual Conference 2018, New Orleans, LA, United States.
  • Parsons, J., & Elwood, V. (2020, March). We’re certifiable: Our experience of the Open Textbook Network’s Certificate in OER Librarianship program [Virtual conference session]. MOBIUS Annual Conference, Columbia, MO, United States.
  • Rader, S. Willis, M., Ahlberg Elliot, M., & Elwood, V. (2019, April). Trauma informed libraries [Conference session]. Hays Public Library staff training day, Hays, KS, United States.
  • Rader, S. Willis, M., Ahlberg Elliot, M., & Elwood, V. (2019, October). Increasing resilience through trauma sensitive approaches [Conference session]. Missouri Library Association Conference, Kansas City, MO, United States.

Professional Associations

  • American Library Association
  • Missouri Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Rainbow Roundtable

Previous Experience

  • Instructional Services Librarian, Central Methodist University
  • Outreach Librarian, Hays Public Library
  • Young Adult Librarian, Hays Public Library

Subject Specialty

Areas of Expertise

  • Disability and Accessibility
  • OER Librarianship
  • Trauma Informed Libraries
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