Jennifer France Thompson

Jennifer France Thompson

Jennifer France Thompson

Librarian II, Electronic Resources Librarian

UM System E-Resources Cooperative Office (UMECO)

  • Master of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 2005


About Me

I fell head over heels in love with libraries while studying the design of the Boston Public Library in an undergraduate Architectural History class. Since then, I have worked in public, fine art, legal, government, building trade, and university libraries. I started at the University of Missouri in 2019.

Recent Publications and Presentations


  • Jennifer France Thompson (2021) Selection and implementation of a consortial e-resource management system: The University of Missouri System’s experience, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 33:2, 108-115, DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2021.1911452

Areas of Expertise

UMECO identifies opportunities for electronic resources (e-resources) cost-savings and facilitates cross-campus collaboration on topics such as collections development, licensing principles, and transformative and open access agreements. We manage, negotiate, and license a shared systemwide collection of e-resources, as well as, e-resources at individual campus libraries and affiliate libraries.

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