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Trees in the Wind

Neal Shipe 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. In 2015 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 (WUSM). At Becker Medical Library Neal curated WUSM’s Digital Commons Open Access repository, filled Interlibrary Loan requests, and provided customer service remotely and in person via the circulation and reference desks. Further, Neal worked with WUSM’s Archives and Rare Books special collections library. Neal performed archival processing, edited finding aids, and curated the special collections digital repository. In 2022 Neal began working for Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library where he is currently serves as the Research Services Reproduction Manager.

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