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Missouri State Government Information Conference: 2019

A conference for librarians, archivists and state government specialists who share an interest in state government information

2019 Program

Wednesday June 5, 2019
Ellis Library, University of Missouri campus
Room 4F51A
Noon-ish to 1:15 Lunch
Location: Heidelberg Restaurant, 401 South Ninth Street, Columbia
1:30-1:45 FDLP Regional announcements
Location: Ellis Library room 4F51A
Marie Concannon, University of Missouri Library
1:45-2:00  MO State Library: Announcements and Updates Laura Kromer, Missouri State Library
2:00-2:20    HathiTrust and Docs Librarianship Kristina Eden, HathiTrust
2:20-2:30     Break  

Discoverability and Access to State Publications:
One Agency’s Perspective

Learn more about the challenges of how to make the Missouri Department of Transportation’s publications more discoverable and accessible.

Renee McHenry, Missouri Department of Transportation

The CARES Engagement Network and All Things Missouri

Technology Platforms for Community Assessment and Engagement

Angela Johnson, Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems, MU Extension
3:30-3:40     Break  
3:40-?  Group discussion about how things are going in our libraries.  Share stories, swap ideas.  Adjourn at 4:30. Marie Concannon, University of Missouri Library, facilitator


Kristina Eden is Copyright Review Program Manager for HathiTrust.  She directs the work of copyright reviewers from a number of library partners across the country in identifying public domain books and making them accessible in HathiTrust.

Angela Johnson works as a senior research project analyst at the Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) at the University of Missouri.  Angela started working with CARES in June of 2011 as a data technician and, through her work on various projects, quickly developed skills which helped advance her role at the Center. Her current activities include data analysis, preparation of data for GIS mapping applications, and project management and support. She has a lead role in projects like the U.S. News and World Report Healthiest Communities Rankings and the CARES statewide opioid data platform. Angela received a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in May 2007 and a Graduate Certificate in GIS from the University of Missouri in December 2013. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in public health.

Laura Kromer is the Government Documents and Reference Librarian for the Reference Services Division of the Missouri State Library within the Secretary of State’s Office. Her primary role is coordinating the State Publications Access Program, which is designed to provide access to state publications for all citizens of Missouri. Laura has worked in state government for the past six years and has a vast knowledge of state agency functions and publications. Laura received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Masters of Library Science from the University of Missouri.

Renée McHenry has been the librarian for the Missouri Department of Transportation for the past 6.5 years. Prior to that, she held primarily reference positions at special libraries (both corporate and academic). She has deep subject expertise in transportation and civil engineering, having worked for 14 years at the Northwestern University Transportation Library. McHenry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Northwestern University and a Master's of Library Science from the University of Chicago.

Marie Concannon has worked in the Government Documents Department of MU Libraries since 2000 and is the state's regional coordinator for the Federal Depository Library Program.  She is a former Chair of the U.S. Depository Library Council which advises the Director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Superintendent of Documents on matters of public access to federal information.  In 2014 she was given the Bernadine Abbott Hoduski Founders Award by the American Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable. She was a reference specialist at the State Historical Society of Missouri in the 1990s.  Her Master's degree in Library and Information Science degree is from the University of Missouri.



MU's summer session will be in full swing on the date of our event, and the streets on the east and west sides of the library building will be closed to vehicular traffic, as always while school is in session.  A link for reserving parking in the Hitt Street garage will be sent to those to let us know of their intent to participate (email