Vera Elwood

Head, Journalism Library

Journalism Library

University of Missouri Libraries
103A Reynolds Journalism Institute
Columbia MO 65201

Education

Master of Library and Information Science, Emporia State University
Bachelor of Arts, Communication, University of Missouri – Columbia

If it’s in the news, about the news, or related to the news, I can help you find it! I’m here to provide formal and informal research help and instruction for:

  • students, faculty, administration, and alumni of the School of Journalism
  • Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellows
  • visiting journalism professionals
  • anyone interested in journalism material

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Elwood, V. (2016, March). Everyday Ableism [Conference session]. University of Missouri Women’s Leadership Conference, Columbia, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2016, July). Disability in the workplace [Training session]. Influence & Co. staff training, Columbia, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2017, July). Disability etiquette [Lightning presentation]. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2017, November). Everyday disability: Welcoming teens with disabilities [Conference presentation]. Young Adult Library Services Association 2017 Symposium, Louisville, KY, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2018, March). Everyday disability: Welcoming patrons with disabilities [Virtual presentation]. Northeast Ohio Regional Library System webinar series, Hudson, OH, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2018, April). Everyday disability: Welcoming patrons with disabilities [Keynote address]. Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, KY, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2018, October). Learning to listen: Teen mental health at your library [Conference session]. St. Louis Public Library staff training day, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2018, October). Learning to listen: Teen mental health at your library [Conference session]. St. Louis Public Library staff training day, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2019, January). Everyday disability: Welcoming teens with disabilities [Virtual presentation]. Young Adult Library Services Association webinar-on-demand, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2019, March-April). More than just a ramp: Disability services beyond the ADA [Virtual e-course]. Young Adult Library Services Association, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2019, October). Everyday disability: Welcoming patrons with disabilities [Keynote address]. St. Charles City County Public Library staff training day, St. Charles, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2019, October). Learning to listen: Teen mental health at your library [Conference session]. St. Charles City County Public Library staff training day, St. Charles, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2020, March). Mindfulness: Increasing personal resilience [Program presentation]. Central Methodist University Music Students Association, Fayette, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2020, October). Everyday disability: Welcoming students with disabilities [Virtual presentation]. Central Methodist University webinar, Fayette, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2021, March). Disabili-tea [Virtual conference breakout]. Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2021, May). Everyday disability: Welcoming patrons with disabilities [Virtual presentation]. Oklahoma Library Association webinar series, OK, United States.
  • Elwood, V. (2021, October). Mindfulness: Increasing personal resilience [Program presentation]. Central Methodist University Student Nursing Association, Fayette, MO, United States.
  • Elwood, V., Bardugo, L., Icaza, R., Burcaw, S., Moniz, R., Keplinger, K., & Lippoldt, E. (2018, November). Disability in YA: Representing all teens [Panel presentation]. Young Adult Library Services Association Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.
  • Letich Smith, C., Andrews, J., Kiely, B., & Elwood, V. (2018, November). Closing session [Panel presentation]. Young Adult Library Services Association Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.
  • Moniz, R., & Elwood, V. (2018, June). Learning to listen: Teen mental health at your library [Conference session]. American Library Association Annual Conference 2018, New Orleans, LA, United States.
  • Parsons, J., & Elwood, V. (2020, March). We’re certifiable: Our experience of the Open Textbook Network’s Certificate in OER Librarianship program [Virtual conference session]. MOBIUS Annual Conference, Columbia, MO, United States.
  • Rader, S. Willis, M., Ahlberg Elliot, M., & Elwood, V. (2019, April). Trauma informed libraries [Conference session]. Hays Public Library staff training day, Hays, KS, United States.
  • Rader, S. Willis, M., Ahlberg Elliot, M., & Elwood, V. (2019, October). Increasing resilience through trauma sensitive approaches [Conference session]. Missouri Library Association Conference, Kansas City, MO, United States.

Professional Associations

  • American Library Association
  • Missouri Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Rainbow Roundtable

Previous Experience

  • Instructional Services Librarian, Central Methodist University
  • Outreach Librarian, Hays Public Library
  • Young Adult Librarian, Hays Public Library

Updated: September 28, 2022