Sandy Schiefer, Journalism Research and Digital Access Librarian, has been appointed Interim Head of the Journalism Library, effective January 1. Sandy joined our staff in 2009, starting as a government documents librarian. She took over the Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library in 2016, and with its closure in 2021, has recently moved to the journalism library.
Sandy has worked hard to inform students and patrons about misinformation and the problems with social media and untrustworthy news. She is dedicated to educating people about how to evaluate and research what they see on the internet. These skills will serve her well in assisting faculty and students with their research.
Sandy’s previous positions include webmaster and software developer for Washington University, Hunter Engineering and SBC, Inc. in St. Louis. She also owned an online used-books store for six years. Sandy has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Technical Computing from Washington University in St. Louis.