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.
|Jeannette Pierce, chair|
Contact: Jeannette Pierce
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|
Contact: Corrie Hutchinson
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|
Contact: Anne Barker
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.
|Rachel Brekhus, chair||2018-2020|
|Jeannette Pierce||ex officio|
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.
|Corrie Hutchinson||ex officio|
Contact: Corrie Hutchinson
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.
Vice President/President Elect – Assists president in carrying out work of the Association. Assumes Presidency during second year of term.
Secretary – Records and distributes minutes, keeps MULSA records
Treasurer – Maintains the financial records of MULSA, including keeping the books and authorizing and writing checks.
Courtesy Chair – Extends congratulations or condolences to employees in the form of cards, gifts or flowers.
MUSE Editors – Responsible for the publication of the staff newsletter, The Muse.
Ellis Staff Lounge Chair – Responsible for cleaning and maintaining the staff lounge, vending machine refunds.
Social Chair – Primary organizer for all social activities.
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.
Community Service Chair – Organizes fundraising activities and community outreach programs.
MULAC Executive Committee
Administrative Affairs, Policy, and Nomination Committee (AAPN)
Welfare and Professional Development (WPD)
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:|
|Rhonda Whithaus, chair|
Contact: Rhonda Whithaus
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.
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!