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Dr. Janette Klein – University Librarian and Collection Management Coordinator, University of Central Missouri

Mary Moser – Engagement and Advancement Librarian, Healey Library, University of Massachusetts – Boston

This session is intended for staff who are tasked with library development initiatives but do not have an advancement program officer assigned specifically to support the library. In both small and large groups, attendees will problem solve together and share ideas for advocating for the library within their schools’ larger development landscapes. Attendees will leave the session with a concrete list of suggestions and ideas that they can apply at their home institutions to help get and keep the library on the radar of the central advancement office.

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Janette Klein has been with the University of Central Missouri since 2017. She has served in various roles, including faculty liaison librarian, acquisitions librarian, and Collection Management Coordinator, with oversight of Technical Services. In 2020, Klein was appointed University Librarian for the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. Her professional career also includes teaching experience at UCM and the University of North Texas, Denton, and approximately 12 years of management and auditing experience in the hospitality industry. Klein holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas, Denton, where she served for three years, beginning in 2014, as a graduate research assistant and library liaison. She earned a Master of Science in Library Science at the University of North Texas, Denton; a Bachelor of Arts in History at Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Missouri; and an Associate of Science as a Paralegal at Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. She also has a Graduate Academic Certificate in Advanced Management in Libraries and Information Agencies and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Content Management from the University of North Texas, Denton.

Mary Moser (she/her/hers): Mary Moser has worked in Healey Library at UMass Boston for 10 years. She is currently the Engagement and Advancement Librarian, a new role created in 2016 to support the Dean’s library development and fundraising efforts. Before stepping in the Engagement and Advancement role, she was the head of the library’s Reference, Outreach, and Instruction program. Prior to UMass Boston, Mary coordinated library reference and instruction programs at Babson College, Oxford College of Emory University, and Juniata College. Mary is currently a co-chair of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for the Boston Library Consortium and serves on the Board of Trustees for NERCOMP (Northeast Regional Computing Program).