home Staff news Welcome to Jennifer Thompson

Welcome to Jennifer Thompson

I’m very excited to announce that Jennifer Thompson will be joining the University Libraries as Electronic Resources Librarian on October 15th. Thank you, on behalf of the Search Committee, for your participation in the interview process.

Corrie Hutchinson


home Staff news Welcome to Ying Hu

Welcome to Ying Hu

Digital Services welcomes Ying Hu as the Digital Services Library Information Specialist, Senior. She replaces Mitch Sumner, whose last day was August 1. Ying began working in Digital Services as a Library Information Specialist last October. In her new position, she will supervise student workers performing digitization work.

home Staff news Welcome to Britany Saunders

Welcome to Britany Saunders

We will be welcoming a new part-time Library Information Specialist Britany Saunders – next week. This is a position in Digital Services, and Felicity Dykas will be her supervisor.

home Staff news Welcome to Taylor Kenkel

Welcome to Taylor Kenkel

I’m excited to announce that Taylor Kenkel will be the new Technical Services Librarian, i.e. ILS Manager, starting October 1. After they begin, we’ll be reaching out to schedule visits to UMKC, UMSL, and MS&T.  Thanks everyone for your participation in the process.

Corrie Hutchinson

home Staff news Use Gold Cash to Save on Campus

Use Gold Cash to Save on Campus

Gold Cash was created by Campus Dining Services to be a benefit for MU faculty, staff and UM System employees. With a regular, minimum payroll deduction of $25 per month, you can maximize your money at your favorite campus dining locations.

As a Gold Cash member, you have access to $8 meals at all-you-care-to-eat locations, versus the regular $11 price. You also get 20 percent off at all retail locations and 10 percent off at campus Starbucks.

Visit the Gold Cash page today to learn more and start saving.

home Staff news Annual Mandatory Training

Annual Mandatory Training

In order to better protect and empower our community, some members of our University are required to complete annual online courses based on institutional commitments and concerns. As a faculty or staff member, you are required to complete compliance training courses between August 15 and September 30, 2019. Required courses include, but are not limited to: Discrimination Prevention and Title IX, Campus Alert Training and MakeITSafe Training.

All required trainings are hosted in myLearn. To begin, access myLearn, sign in and select the “Learning Plan” icon and launch your required training directly from your Learning Plan page. You and your supervisor will receive reminder emails until your requirements are complete.

home Staff news Welcome to Ali Sauer

Welcome to Ali Sauer

Please welcome Ali Sauer to the University Libraries advancement team! Ali will begin her role as Coordinator of Donor Engagement on August 12. She is originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is a 2015 graduate of Wartburg College, where she received her B.A. in journalism and communication, with an emphasis in public relations and organization, and minors in business and leadership. As Coordinator of Donor Engagement, Ali will be responsible for donor stewardship, Library Society events, Friends of the Libraries events, and the Libraries’ annual fund. She will also be joining the Libraries marketing team and assisting with our newsletter, Library Connections. Ali’s husband Michael will be attending the School of Music this fall to begin his masters in Choral Conducting. In her free time Ali loves to travel, spend time with family, read, sing along to any and all musicals and play with her eight-month old golden doodle, Copper!

home Staff news Welcome to Nora Purdy and Shana Johnson

Welcome to Nora Purdy and Shana Johnson

The Shelving unit welcomes Nora Purdy as a new half-time library information assistant on July 31st. Ryan Bish will be her supervisor.

Special Collections will also be welcoming a new part-time library information specialist, Shana Johnson, on August 5th. Kelli Hansen will be her supervisor.

home Staff news Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Libraries have an immediate opening for a full-time Library Specialist Sr. in Digital Services. Apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff with Job ID 30978.

The Libraries are seeking a .50 FTE Library Information Specialist in Digital Services. Apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff with Job ID 30974.

home Staff news Goodbye to Grace Atkins

Goodbye to Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins’s last day at University of Missouri Libraries will be August 9. She is moving with her partner Tanner Deeds to Minneapolis. Grace will be starting the University of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies M.Ed program. Tanner earned a Master’s degree in History at Mizzou, and he will be starting a history PhD program at the University of Minnesota while working at their Center for Austrian Studies. They are eloping Friday, July 12 (TODAY!)

Editor’s note: Congratulations to Grace and Tanner!