Rachel Besara will be joining the Missouri State University Libraries team as the new Associate Dean of Library Services. Her Bachelor of Science degree, Summa cum Laude, with a concentration in Science Education, is from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Her MLIS is from Florida State University. Most recently, Rachel has served as the Director of STEM Libraries and Research Initiatives at Florida State University. Among her many responsibilities as AD at the MSU Libraries, Rachel will coordinate BearWorks, MSU’s new Institutional Repository, serve as Director of the Ozarks Studies Institute, as well as editor of the OzarksWatch Magazine. She will come to the MSU Libraries as a tenure-track Associate Professor. Her first official day at MSU will be Monday, August 14, 2017. Welcome, Rachel!