20th Anniversary Celebrations

2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of MOBIUS. To celebrate the past twenty years of collaboration and service to libraries a number of events were planned, including a panel discussion, interviews with founding members, a group drone photo, an evening conference reception, and more. 

20th Anniversary Conference Photos

2018 MOBIUS Drone Still Photos
2018 MOBIUS Conference Photos

Founding Members Panel Discussion

This discussion featuring several of the founding members was recorded on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 immediately following General Session at the 2018 MOBIUS Annual Conference. Recorded by Joseph Allen. 

Panelists: 

  • George Rickerson, First MOBIUS Executive Director
  • Ralph Caruso, Former Vice President for Information Systems at the University of Missouri System
  • Valerie Darst, Director of Library Services at Moberly Area Community College
  • Sara Parker, Former Missouri State Librarian
  • Bill Mitchell, Former Executive Director of MOREnet
  • Shirley Baker, Former Dean of Libraries at Washington University
  • Erlene Dudley, Director of the University Library at William Woods University
  • Eldon Wallace, Former Associate Commissioner of Finance for the Coordinating Board of Higher Education

Founding Member Interviews

This series of interviews features current and former library directors, former MOBIUS staff members, and government officials involved in the formation of the MOBIUS Consortium. They were recorded on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Interviews conducted and recorded by Joseph Allen. 

Valerie Darst, Director of Library Services at Moberly Area Community College

Mollie Dinwiddie, Former Dean of Library Services at University of Central Missouri

Erlene Dudley, Director of the University Library at William Woods University

Jim Dutton, Former Software Support Analyst at MOBIUS

Rita Gulstad, Former Director of Libraries and User Services at Central Methodist College

Gary Harris, Former Assistant Director at MOBIUS

George Rickerson, First MOBIUS Executive Director

Sharon Upchurch, Former Library Director at Culver-Stockton College

Mark Wahrenbrock, Former Assistant Director, User Services/Training Coordinator at MOBIUS

Eldon Wallace, Former Associate Commissioner of Finance for the Coordinating Board of Higher Education