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Ann Campion Riley Bio

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Ann Campion Riley is the Associate Director for Access, Collections and Technical Services for the University of Missouri Libraries at the University’s flagship campus in Columbia. She supervises circulation, interlibrary loan, cataloging, metadata services, acquisitions, collection development, preservation and physical processing as well as coordinating the institutional repository, MOspace. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries and has been active in local, state and national library associations.  She is a past-president of the Missouri Library Association and a writer and speaker on assessment and organizational culture in higher education. Her teaching experience includes writing courses, first-year seminars, women in literature and graduate level cataloging courses.  She was formerly Director for Technical and Access Services at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Previously she was Library Director at Saint Louis Community College, Meramec, in suburban Saint Louis County, Missouri, where she learned network administration, was the first campus webmaster, and served twice as an acting dean and one year as chief campus academic officer.  Before that she served as Collection Development Librarian at Maryville University and the University of Missouri—St. Louis, and Catalog Librarian at New Mexico State University.  She earned her A.B. in English with High Distinction at the University of Illinois, where she also received her M.S. in Library and Information Science. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri and pursued a Ph.D. in English at Saint Louis University.