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Christopher R. Dames, co-Interim Dean of Libraries
M.S., University of Missouri-St. Louis
M.L.S., Kent State University
Marilyn L. Rodgers, co-Interim Dean of Libraries
Reference Leadership Team
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri­Columbia
Gregory Ames, Curator, John W. Barriger National Railroad Library
M.L.S., State University of New York, Genesco
Clinton Berry, Reference Librarian
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis;
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
Cheryle Cann, Head, Ward E. Barnes Library
M.S.L.S., University of Missouri‑Columbia
Deborah Cribbs, Reference Librarian,
M.A., I.S.L.T. University of Missouri-Columbia
Christopher Daniel, Acquisitions Librarian,
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
Mary Doran, Reference Librarian
M.L.S., University of California‑Los Angeles
Julie Dunn-Morton, Curator, Fine Arts Collection,
M.A., University of Delaware;
Ph.D., University of Delaware
Judith Friedrich, Technical Services Librarian
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri‑Columbia
Tony Garrett, Head of Access Services,
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
John N. Hoover, Director, St. Louis Mercantile Library, Associate Director of Libraries for Special Collections
M.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri­Columbia;
Rebecca Moorman, Technical Services Librarian
M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Raleigh Muns, Reference Librarian
M.L.S., University of California‑Los Angeles
Timothy Nelson, Acquisitions Librarian,
M.Div., Chicago Theological Seminary;
M.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia
Christopher Niemeyer, Reference Librarian
M.L.I.S., University of Texas at Austin
David Owens, Head, Technical Services
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri‑Columbia
Janis Peach, Head of Collections/Acquisitions
M.S., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Frances Piesbergen, , Reference Leadership Team/ Serials Acquisitions
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri‑Columbia
Karen Robinson, Reference Librarian, SISLT,
M.A., Regent University;
M.L.S., Emporia State University
Lindsay Schmitz, Reference Librarian/Government Documents,
M.A., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville;
M.S., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Helen Shaw, Reference Librarian
M.Ed., University of Illinois‑Champaign;
M.A.L.S., University of Missouri‑Columbia
Betsy Williams, Reference Librarian
M. S., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

The University Libraries support the educational objectives of the university and meet the teaching, research, and informational needs of the campus community.  Housed in three locations—the Thomas Jefferson Library and the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UMSL (north campus) and the Ward E. Barnes Library (south campus)--the Libraries' collections consist of more than one million volumes, 3,100 periodical subscriptions, 1.2 million U.S. government documents, over 1.3 million items in microform, and numerous special and manuscript collections.  In addition, patrons have access to over 70,000 full-text online journals.

21 million items from the libraries of the four campuses of the University of Missouri, as well as the other institutions belonging to the MOBIUS consortium, can be identified in the MERLIN/MOBIUS online catalogs. Through the MERLIN/MOBIUS catalogs, users can request items from other institutions to be transferred to UMSL for check-out. A full range of services, including interlibrary loan, reference assistance, library instruction and access to a large number of databases are also available through the Libraries

Western Historical Manuscript Collection and University Archives

William M. (Zelli) Fischetti, Associate Director Western Historical Manuscript Collection and University Archives
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Kenneth F. Thomas, Senior Manuscript Specialist, Western Historical Manuscript Collection
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Linda J. Belford, Senior Manuscript Specialist, University Archives
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Susan J. Beattie, Manuscript Specialist
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Nancy McIlvaney, Manuscript Specialist
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis

The Western Historical Manuscript Collection contains primary source materials for research in many fields including local history, the environment, labor history, women's history, politics, and black history. The collection is open to the university community and the general public. Material from the other three campus WHMC collections may be borrowed for research use at UMSL. A catalog of the holdings of the other branches of WHMC is available.

The archives contain official records, campus publications, student newspapers, photographs, and other material on the history of the University of Missouri‑St. Louis.  Located on Level 2 in the Thomas Jefferson Library, the office is open for reference service Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Archival and manuscript material does not circulate.