Meet the New Library Staff Members

Laura Theel

Laura is a new Library Information Specialist at the Health Sciences Library. Laura is a UMKC alum, with a BA in History. During this time, she was an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox here at UMKC as well. She also earned an MLIS, with a concentration in Archives & Special Collections from Emporia State University. Prior to her new position with the Health Sciences Library, Laura worked at Avila University as a library assistant and weekend supervisor, and she is currently an archive intern at Oregon-California Trails Association. Welcome, Laura!

Olivia Kays

Olivia is the new Library Fellow in the Teaching and Learning Department. Olivia is currently working on her Master’s in Library and Information Science through the iSchool at the University of Missouri. She graduated cum laude in the spring of 2022 with a BS in Physics with an astronomy emphasis, and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature. Welcome to the Libraries, Olivia!

Coryell Deege

Coryell is the new University Archives Assistant for the UMKC Library. Before getting her MLIS with a concentration in Archival Studies from Emporia State University, Coryell worked as a circulation assistant at the Great Bend Public Library. Prior to that, she also worked at the Manhattan Public Library as a circulation assistant, and at the Riley County Historical Museum as an assistant. Coryell also has a BA from Fort Hays University in History, and worked at the University Archives as an undergraduate assistant there. Welcome, Coryell!

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Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table


The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content

Conference Room 325

Located on the Third Floor of Miller Nichols Library. For access, enter the library at the north ground floor entrance or the west first floor entrance. Then take the stairs or the elevator to the third floor..

Map of third floor of Miller Nichols Library