Open Books

Neal is currently pursuing his Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at the University of Missouri. In 2014, Neal graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he received the Aaron Shearer Scholarship for guitar and took a Bachelor of Music. Upon graduation Neal moved to Kansas City, Missouri and started an early childhood music education program at Kansas City’s Early Childhood Learning Center. In 2016 Neal’s interest in library services began when he took a part time job as a Library Attendant with the Kansas City Public Library. In 2019 Neal transitioned to a career in library services when becoming a Library Assistant at Bernard Becker Medical Library, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Currently, Neal curates Washington University School of Medicine’s Digital Commons Open Access repository. He edits, organizes, and assists in the building of the library’s Archives and Rare Books index, fulfills Interlibrary Loan lending requests, and assists in projects related to medical librarianship for Becker’s team of librarians.