UMKC Catalog


University Libraries

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Directory

Dean of Libraries:
Bonnie Postlethwaite
Assistant Director for Administrative Services:
Jennifer L. Eigsti
Advancement Director:
Mark Mattison
Director of Public Services, (Miller Nichols Library):
Cindy Thompson
Head of Interlibrary Loan:
Cindy Thompson
Head of Circulation Services, (Miller Nichols Library):
Mary E. Anderson
Head of Music/Media Library:
Mary E. Anderson
Head of Teaching and Learning Services, (Miller Nichols Library):
Diane Hunter
Director of Scholarly Communications:
Brenda L. Dingley
Coordinator of the Virtual Library:
Brent Husher
Director of Health Sciences Libraries:
Peggy Mullaly-Quijas 
Dental Librarian
Marie Thompson 
Director of Special Collections:
Stuart Hinds
Director of Collections and Access Management:
Buddy Pennington
Head of Collections:
Steve Alleman

Leon E. Bloch Law Library Staff Directory

Director, Leon E. Bloch Law Library:Paul D. Callister
Associate Director/Director of InformationTechnologies, Leon E. Bloch Law Library:Michael J. Robak


The University Libraries consist of the Miller Nichols Library, the Health Sciences Library and the Dental Library, and we partner with the Leon E. Bloch Law Library. Our mission states that the University Libraries is an essential partner in intellectual discovery, knowledge creation, and empowerment.

The University Libraries provide research facilities, resources and services in support of academic programs. We partner with the campus Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) and are committed to providing services and assistance to all members of the UMKC Community. Information about services for individuals with disabilities can be found on the Web site at and by calling 816-235-1508 or the Miller Nichols Library Reference Desk at 816-235-1534. The Library accepts calls through the National Relay Service (711) and the Missouri Relay Service (800-735-2966).

The Miller Nichols Library serves primarily the College of Arts and Sciences, the Conservatory of Music and Dance, and the schools of management, education, pharmacy, biological sciences and computing and engineering. Specialized libraries are located in the schools of law, dentistry and medicine. UMKC faculty, students and staff have access to all collections and services, subject to the policies in effect at each library location.

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