home Staff news Welcome Back to Nicole Whyte and Goodbye to Jacqueline Eiben

Welcome Back to Nicole Whyte and Goodbye to Jacqueline Eiben

We’re pleased to announce that Nicole Whyte is returning to the University Libraries on April 15, to serve as executive assistant in the Administrative office.

Nicole will join us to help prepare the administrative office for transition, as Jacqueline Eiben will be leaving us in late May so she and her kids can join her soon-to-be husband in Olathe, KS. Nicole is an office professional with 20+ years of experience working for the University of Missouri. She holds a master’s degree in psychology, and she brings with her many years of experience as an executive assistant and HR support staff.

Nicole worked in the administrative office of the University Libraries as an HR specialist 2018-2021, before being relocated as part of the HR reorganization in 2021. She is delighted to return to the Libraries, and to be doing the type of work she loved doing for two schools here at MU before turning to HR work.

We are fortunate to bring Nicole back to the Libraries as someone who is already familiar with our organization. We’re looking forward to a smooth transition. Welcome back, Nicole!

home Staff news Welcome to Eli Marshall

Welcome to Eli Marshall

We welcome Eli Marshall to the Journalism Library as the Library Information Specialist Evening and Weekend Supervisor. Eli began at the Journalism Library Monday April 1st. He is joining us having recently transferred from the Athletic Department.

home Staff news Welcome to Sarah Mabee

Welcome to Sarah Mabee

MU is pleased to announce the hire of Sarah Mabee as Electronic Resources Strategist for the University of Missouri System starting May 6. Sarah comes to us from Ozark Technical Community College, where she is currently the director. Sarah has participated in the Regional Leaders of Open Education Network and MOBIUS E-Resources Committee. She will make an excellent advocate for the UM System as she takes on negotiating with vendors and managing e-resources on the Libraries’ behalf.

home Staff news Members of Journalism Librarian Search Committee

Members of Journalism Librarian Search Committee

The search committee for the Journalism Librarian has been formed. Those serving are:

Search Committee:
– Vera Elwood, Chair, Head of Journalism Library
– Chris Pryor, Director for Health Sciences Library and Associate University Librarian for the Specialized Libraries
– Liz Brixey, Journalism School faculty representative
– Peter Kouba, Journalism Library staff representative
– Taira Meadowcroft, Specialized Library faculty representative

home Staff news Need a New Headshot? Open Studio Portrait Available

Need a New Headshot? Open Studio Portrait Available

Open Studio Portrait is offered on the 4th Thursday of each month. The 4th Thursday in November is Thanksgiving, so the open studio portrait day will be the Thursday prior, the 16th. Also, they are canceling December’s Open Studio Portraits and will resume in January on 1/25.

You will need a MOcode, so please contact Shannon Cary at carysn@missouri.edu if you are interested in this service.

home Staff news Action Needed: Please Send Us Names of Graduating Student Workers

Action Needed: Please Send Us Names of Graduating Student Workers

We have a small gift for all graduating student workers, and we will acknowledge them on social media (with their permission). So please send the names of these students to Jacqueline and Shannon at eibenj@missouri.edu and carysn@missouri.edu by December 1. Thanks!

home Staff news Congratulations to Jara Anderson

Congratulations to Jara Anderson

Congratulations to Jara Anderson, the successful candidate for the RAIS position: Research and Instruction Librarian for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension. Jara will begin her new role, reporting to Rhonda Whithaus, on December 4th.

home Staff news Free COVID-19 Tests

Free COVID-19 Tests

Starting September 25, people can request four free tests per household through covidtests.gov. Officials say the tests are able to detect the latest variants and are intended to be used through the end of the year.

You can also get information on whether or not you can still use your old COVID-19 tests.

home Staff news Flu Shot Clinics

Flu Shot Clinics

On-Campus Flu Shot Clinics Begin Sept. 20
On-campus flu shot clinics are available for faculty, staff and dependents (children 7 years and older accompanied by parent/guardian) enrolled in a university medical insurance plan. Appointments are required and can be made through the scheduling portal. Visit the Flu shots and health screenings webpage for additional information. Additional opportunities may be available at each campus.

MU Health Care Vaccine Clinics

MU Health Care will offer Saturday drive-thru vaccine events at South Providence Medical Park on Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Car-side flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines will be available. No appointment is needed but remember to bring your insurance information.

home Staff news Welcome to Ariel Walker

Welcome to Ariel Walker

Ariel Walker is a new security officer. Ariel’s first day was September 6, and she is reporting to Larry Dietzel. Welcome!