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Assessment Team


The charge of the Assessment Team is to gather and share statistics on library services and operations; seek input from the Libraries’ management team and department heads about new services or other information that needs to be assessed or tracked; in collaboration with LMT, provide general oversight for library surveys that reach general population groups such as all faculty, all students, etc.; implement assessments and surveys as needed; communicate results of surveys, user feedback, and trend analysis to the Libraries and to the campus community; investigate and recommend new assessment tools and practices for use by the Libraries, including national assessment instruments that might be considered for use; and partner, as needed, with the Library Committee and other campus units on conducting assessments or gathering data that relates to the Libraries.


Shannon Cary


Gwen Gray  
Navadeep Khanal  
Jeannette Pierce, chair  

Caryn Scoville


Contact: Jeannette Pierce

Collection Steering Team


Assuming responsibility for all matters regarding planning, policies, processes, and priorities for managing the collections of MU Libraries.


Denice Adkins, Campus Library Committee
Corrie Hutchinson, chair
Jeannette Pierce
Diane Johnson
Rhonda Whithaus


Contact:  Corrie Hutchinson

Copyright Team


The charge of the Copyright Team is:  to review the University Libraries copyright policy periodically (at least every 3 years) and revise as needed; to recommend revision of procedures related to copyright; to advise on copyright questions from University Libraries personnel; to serve as liaison to University legal counsel on copyright issues; to organize training for University Libraries personnel.


Anne Barker, coordinator
Cynthia Bassett
Cindy Cotner
Navadeep Khanal
Jeannette Pierce

Steven Pryor


Contact:  Anne Barker

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee


The Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee contributes to creating and sustaining an organizational environment that acknowledges and celebrates diversity and employs inclusive practices throughout the University of Missouri Libraries’ daily operations. To this end, the Committee investigates, evaluates, and shares best practices; connects library employees with campus efforts toward inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility; and supports creation of library spaces, collections, and events that are welcoming, supportive, and inclusive of underrepresented or marginalized groups.

Members Term
Rachel Brekhus, chair 2018-2020
Cindy Cotner 2018-2020
Ruth Feldkamp 2019-2021
Jeannette Pierce ex officio
Steven Pryor 2019-2021

Feedback/Suggestion Form

Contacts: Rachel Brekhus

Library Undergraduate Research Contest Committee


The Library Undergraduate Research Contest Committee conducts and promotes the annual Undergraduate Research Contest. The goal of the Contest is to recognize and reward outstanding research conducted by Mizzou undergraduates. Committee members review the submissions and judge projects primarily on the research process method and the materials and services used.

Committee Members Term
Marie Concannon 2019-2021
Gwen Gray 2019-2021
Ying Hu 2019-2021
Corrie Hutchinson ex officio
Taira Meadowcroft 2019-2021
Dave Walsh 2018-2020

Contact: Corrie Hutchinson

Marketing Team

Committee Members  
Kelli Hansen  
Taira Meadowcroft  
Shannon Cary  

Contact: Shannon Cary

MU Libraries Staff Association

Election of Executive Board officers is in May of each year at the annual membership meeting.  All members are allowed to vote.  Elected officers assume their duties on June 1st.  Members of the Executive Board meet once a month.  To find out more about what MULSA officers do, check our job descriptions.

President – Presides at all meetings, appoints special committees.

  • Ryan Bish

Vice President/President Elect – Assists president in carrying out work of the Association. Assumes Presidency during second year of term.

  • vacant

Secretary – Records and distributes minutes, keeps MULSA records

  • vacant

Treasurer – Maintains the financial records of MULSA, including keeping the books and authorizing and writing checks.

  • Tom Barnes

Courtesy Chair – Extends congratulations or condolences to employees in the form of cards, gifts or flowers.

  • Karen Eubanks

MUSE Editors – Responsible for the publication of the staff newsletter, The Muse.

  • Katy Emerson

Ellis Staff Lounge Chair – Responsible for cleaning and maintaining the staff lounge, vending machine refunds.

  • Gwen Gray

Social Chair – Primary organizer for all social activities.

  • Lindsey Yungbluth

Book Sale Co-Chairs – Coordinate the year-round book sale, the main income driver for the MU Libraries Staff Association.  Maintain relationships with our partners, and organize volunteers to assist in moving and separating books.

  • Rachel Brekhus
  • Mara Inge

Community Service Chair – Organizes fundraising activities and community outreach programs.

  • Ashley Granger

MULSA Sharepoint Site
MULSA Web Site

MULAC Officers and Committees

Officers 2021-2022

MULAC Executive Committee

  • Chair: Edward McCain, 2021-2022
  • Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect: Joe Askins, 2021-2022
  • Recorder: Gwen Gray, 2021-2022
  • Faculty Council Representative: Kelli Hansen, 2021-2024
  • NTT Standing Committee Representative: Taylor Kendel, 2021-2024

Administrative Affairs, Policy, and Nomination Committee (AAPN)

  • Paula Roper, 2020-2022
  • Seth Huber, 2021-2023
  • Jennifer Walker, 2021-2023

Welfare and Professional Development (WPD)

  • John Henry Adams, 2020-2022
  • Taylor Kenkel, 2020-2022
  • Taira Meadowcroft, 2021-2023

Promotion Committee

  • Abbie Brown, 2020-2022
  • Kelli Hansen, 2020-2022
  • Noel Kopriva, 2020-2022
  • Nav Khanal, 2021-2023
  • Kimberly Moeller, 2021-2023
  • 1st alternate: Rebecca Graves, 2021-2022
  • 2nd alternate: Amanda Sprochi, 2021-2022

MULAC Teams site

MULAC Sharepoint Site

Patron Data Privacy Task Force (Spring 2021-)


The charge of this committee is:  to review and document patron data currently collected, including how patron data is collected, kept, used, and shared; to create a model for data transparency with users; recommend updates to Policy 41 – Confidentiality of Library Records; and to identify if there are patron data privacy issues that were not addressed by the task force that should be a continuing priority and recommend strategies to address these issues going forward.

Task Force Members:  
Cindy Cotner  
Burt Fields  
Taylor Kenkel  
Navadeep Khanal  
Jeannette Pierce  
Ernest Shaw  
Rhonda Whithaus, chair  

Contact:  Rhonda Whithaus

Scholarly Communication Team

Team Members  
Rachel Alexander, vice chair  
Joe Askins  
Anne Barker  
Janice Dysart  
Corrie Hutchinson  
Kimberly Moeller  
Steven Pryor, chair  


Contact: Steven Pryor

Social Media Team

Team Members  
Shannon Cary  
Kelli Hansen, chair  
Mara Inge  
Taira Meadowcroft  


Contact:  Kelli Hansen

Staff Advisory Group (SAG)

Committee Members Term
David Merz, Chair 2021-2022
John Henry Adams, Vice Chair 2021-2022
Ying Hu, Recorder 2021-2022

Contact: David Merz or John Henry Adams

Staff Advisory Group Sharepoint Site

Web Team

The Web Team assumes responsibility for matters regarding planning, policies, processes and priorities for developing and maintaining the online presence of the University of Missouri Libraries in all its web content and intersecting components.

Team Members

  • Shannon Cary
  • Janice Dysart
  • Gwen Gray
  • Kelli Hansen
  • Navadeep Khanal (chair)
  • Caryn Scoville
  • Ernest Shaw
  • Michael Spears
  • Mathew Stephen
  • Rhonda Whithaus


Sharepoint Site

WAG Charge

Web Site Feedback Form: Please send in updated information, suggestions for changes, and any errors or problems you may encounter with the entire MU Libraries website. Thanks!