For some people, surviving an EF5 tornado, a subsequent fungal infection and cancer would be too much.
But John Hunter isn't one of those people. And for him, it all comes down to one thing: Faith.
Hunter, the library director at Ozark Christian College and a tornado survivor, has faced numerous battles since that stormy Sunday in May 2011, including multiple cancers and a bout with the infamous tornado fungus. Now 64, he has held fast to his Christian faith to get him through the rough spots.
“I look forward to deeper involvement with the ALA Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) and collaborating with so many dedicated members. RUSA has been a welcoming professional home for me for a long time.” - Chris Le Beau on receiving the election
Chris Le Beau, Assistant Teaching Professor and Learning & Research Librarian at UMKC, has been elected as the 2017-2018 president of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
Barbara Glackin will join Southeast Missouri State University as the dean of Kent Library. When she begins July 18, she will replace Catherine Roeder, who served in the interim after David Starrett stepped down. Before joining the university, Glackin was assistant university librarian for resource services and technology and associate professor at the Branford P. Millar library at Portland State University.
The failure of a proposed student library fee and a potential decline in enrollment means University of Missouri libraries will have to cut back on subscriptions to academic journals and databases, Rabia Gregory, chairwoman of the Campus Library Committee, wrote Friday in a memo to campus department heads.
In March of 1992, many years after photographer Dorothea Lange's 1936 image of a migrant mother in California became one of the most iconic images from the Great Depression, a camera crew sat down with two daughters of the subject of Lange's photo. "We're talking to Norma Rydlewski and Katherine McIntosh about their mother and their experiences," the interviewer explained. "I guess what I'd like to get first of all is [a] sense of what kind of woman your mother was.
Starting July 1, 2015, Ann Campion Riley became the acting director of the MU Libraries. She will serve in this capacity during the 2015-16 year while a national search takes place for the next library director. Riley has served as the associate director for access, collections and technical services for the MU Libraries since 2007. Riley has been active in local, state and national library associations, and is currently serving as the president of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Emeryville, CA—MOBIUS and Prospector, the state-wide library consortia in Missouri and Colorado, have signed an agreement to enable library users in those states to borrow materials from member libraries of both systems. MOBIUS and Prospector use Innovative's INN-Reach consortial borrowing system to power their resource sharing.