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
- 52 Ellis Library
- (573) 884-6792
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.