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Welcome new Academic Fellows

The UMKC Libraries welcomes three new Academic Fellows to the library.

Elaina Finley thumbnailElaina Finley (Information Literacy Fellow, Miller Nichols Library). Elaina Finley studied English and History at Wheaton College in the Chicago area. Her work there as a Writing Consultant affirmed her desire to help students meet their research needs, which led her to graduate studies in library science through Emporia State University. She also works simultaneously as a public librarian and loves the variety of questions asked by patrons on any given day. Lifelong curiosity definitely pays off in this job! Elaina can frequently be found baking, popping in and out of several book clubs, and avidly following Sporting KC soccer.


Timmia King thumbnailTimmia King (Health Equity Fellow, Health Sciences Library). My name is Timmia King and I am one of the Health Equity Fellows. For the duration of my time as a fellow, I will be working remotely from North Carolina. I am currently a third year, full-time student at Indiana University-Bloomington pursuing a dual masters in Library Science and African American and Diaspora Studies. One of my professional goals is to place myself in positions where I can promote access to information as a way to advocate for equality and justice. On my off time I enjoy letting the creative juices flow by engaging in different artistic hobbies. I am currently trying to learn how to play the piano. I am very excited for the upcoming year and look forward to engaging with everyone here!


Casey Phillips thumbnailCasey Phillips (Health Equity Fellow, Health Sciences Library). Casey Phillips has been a resident of Independence, MO, for 15 years. She earned her B.A. in International and European Studies from the University of Oklahoma and is currently pursuing her MLIS from Mizzou. Casey has been a stay-at-home mom for the past 11 years. She was a licensed foster parent for years and advocates for children and the marginalized in her community. When she is not taking care of her children, husband, mother, or pets, she is immersed in a book



Posted: September 18, 2020