Christina Pryor has been elected the 2020-21 President-Elect of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Pryor will serve her Presidential term during 2021-22.
“RUSA has been my professional home since I joined ALA as a student in the MLIS program and I’m honored to have the opportunity to continue my service to the Association that has provided me with so much professional growth throughout my career.”
Christina Pryor has been back in Missouri since 2018 where she currently works as the Interim Assistant Director of Library Operations for the University of Missouri J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library and the Library Engagement and Missouri Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Continental Regional Medical Library. Pryor has also held positions with the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Amigos Library Services, the St. Louis County Library, and Covidien. She has expertise in the areas of training, management, outreach, advocacy, marketing, and public services and has published and presented on a variety of topics including library partnership management, wellness initiatives for library employees, and implementing change in library services.
Pryor earned her BS in Journalism with a specialization in Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her MLIS from the University of Missouri Columbia where she currently serves as an adjunct instructor for the program teaching a course in medical librarianship.