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Zalk Library Staffing Changes


Hello to Alex Boeckman! Alex is the Senior Library Information Specialist at Zalk Library. She’s your point person for circulation, InterLibrary Loan, and course reserves. Alex is a graduate of UMSL and has worked in the St. Charles City-County Library District and the Jefferson Middle School media center. Welcome, Alex!

Hello and Welcome Back to Rae Thudium! Rae is serving as the interim Head of Zalk Library while there is a national search for my replacement. Rae has her Master’s of Library & Information Science from Mizzou. As many of you know, Rae served as the interim Executive Assistant for Dean Henry during COVID. Her library experience includes stints at Ellis Library, the University Archives, and Daniel Boone Regional Library. Rae is your point person for reference, instruction, and scholarly communication issues.

Please help me welcome Alex and Rae to their new roles!

You can get in touch with Team Zalk 2.0 via

And a Goodbye from Kate

I will be leaving Mizzou at the end of July and relocating to New York City. It’s been the joy of my career to be your librarian for the last sixteen years. And, as the head of the library for the past nine, it’s been an honor to be a part of CVM’s mission to advance human and animal health. Thank you is not enough, but thank you.

M – I – Z – N – Y – C!