Tracy Stout is the Head of Research and Instructional Services at Missouri State University Libraries. She earned a Master in Industrial Organizational Psychology degree in 2006 from Missouri State University and a Master in Information Resources and Library Science degree in 2007 from the University of Arizona. In her current position, Tracy oversees a team of faculty librarians responsible for library liaison, information literacy instruction (including online), and research/reference services. She currently serves as the library liaison for Animal Science, Marketing, and Psychology.
Tracy’s capstone project will focus on conducting an environmental scan and needs assessment as it relates to OER on the Missouri State University campus. This project will include surveys and other means of collecting data in order to determine the campus climate towards OER, which faculty are currently utilizing OER in their courses, and what faculty (and the campus in general) need in order to better understand OER and/or use OER in courses.