2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of MOBIUS. To celebrate the past twenty years of collaboration and service to libraries a number of events were planned, including a panel discussion, interviews with founding members, a group drone photo, an evening conference reception, and more.
20th Anniversary Conference Photos
Founding Members Panel Discussion
This discussion featuring several of the founding members was recorded on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 immediately following General Session at the 2018 MOBIUS Annual Conference. Recorded by Joseph Allen.
- George Rickerson, First MOBIUS Executive Director
- Ralph Caruso, Former Vice President for Information Systems at the University of Missouri System
- Valerie Darst, Director of Library Services at Moberly Area Community College
- Sara Parker, Former Missouri State Librarian
- Bill Mitchell, Former Executive Director of MOREnet
- Shirley Baker, Former Dean of Libraries at Washington University
- Erlene Dudley, Director of the University Library at William Woods University
- Eldon Wallace, Former Associate Commissioner of Finance for the Coordinating Board of Higher Education
Founding Member Interviews
This series of interviews features current and former library directors, former MOBIUS staff members, and government officials involved in the formation of the MOBIUS Consortium. They were recorded on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Interviews conducted and recorded by Joseph Allen.
Valerie Darst, Director of Library Services at Moberly Area Community College
Mollie Dinwiddie, Former Dean of Library Services at University of Central Missouri
Erlene Dudley, Director of the University Library at William Woods University
Jim Dutton, Former Software Support Analyst at MOBIUS
Rita Gulstad, Provost and Former Director of Libraries at Central Methodist College
Gary Harris, Former Assistant Director at MOBIUS
George Rickerson, First MOBIUS Executive Director
Sharon Upchurch, Former Library Director at Culver-Stockton College
Mark Wahrenbrock, Former Assistant Director, User Services/Training Coordinator at MOBIUS
Eldon Wallace, Former Associate Commissioner of Finance for the Coordinating Board of Higher Education