Taira Meadowcroft

Taira M. Meadowcroft, Information Services Librarian, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Photo by Edward McCain

Taira Meadowcroft

Librarian II, Information Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences and Specialized Libraries (HSL)

  • Master of Library and Information Science, University of Missouri, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Truman State University, 2015


Student Appointments

About Me

I’m an Information Services Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. I focus on providing evidence-based information to health practitioners in MU Health Care and assisting with their quality improvement efforts. Through my work on the University of Missouri Libraries’ Marketing Team, I help communicate the valuable impact the library can make in health care. While librarian by day, by night, I’m avid podcast listener, who has far too many episodes in my queue, but it’s all in the name of learning.

Publications and Presentations


  • App Overload: Integrating Libraries in Rapidly-Increasing Higher Ed App, Design and Development, Libtech Conference, 2020
  • Engaging Staff: How to get buy-in so that everyone is a marketer, Library Marketing and Communications Conference, 2019
  • Cycle of Success: Communicating the Value of Your Library, Amigos Annual Member Conference, 2018
  • Providing Service through #MizzouPDF: Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, Missouri Library Association, 2017
  • An Email Campaign to Register Research Faculty for ORCID Identifiers, MU Health Care Innovation and Improvement Sharing Days, 2017
  • Social Media as a Tool for Open Access Article Promotion and Engagement, Midcontinent Chapter of the Medical Library Association, 2016

Professional Associations

  • Medical Library Association

Previous Experience

  • Graduate Library Assistant, Health Sciences Library
  • Fellow, Public Library Leadership (PuLL Program)
  • Library Associate, Daniel Boone Regional Library

Subject Specialty

Areas of Expertise

  • Quality Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Health Sciences Library Social Media

In the News