Library Hours

Meet the Staff

 

Steven Bailey, Systems Librarian
Office: Curry Library 123
816-415-7513
baileyst AT william.jewell DOT edu

Steve Bailey has worked at Curry Library since June 2010. He earned a Bachelor’s of Computer Science from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1999 with a minor in mathematics. He earned his Master in Library Science from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2004. He received his Missouri Library Specialist teaching certificate in 2008.

He lived and worked in Kansas until moving to Missouri only a few years ago. He worked for Turner School district in Kansas for over 11 years as an Information Specialist/Computer Tech. After moving to Missouri he taught one year at Excelsior Springs High School before starting at Jewell.

He spends most of his spare time focused on activities with his children. He has an 11-year-old son involved in band and a 4-year-old daughter in dance.

 

Dr. Stephanie DeClue, Library Director
Office: Curry 124
816-415-7606
declues AT william.jewell DOT edu

Stephanie DeClue joined the staff at Curry Library in September 2009. Previously, she worked as the library director at State Fair Community College, and as reference librarian at Whiteman Air Force Base. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Mississippi State University in 1991. She also earned a Masters of Arts in American Literature from the University of Memphis in 2000, a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Tennessee in 2002 and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri in 2013. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys sewing, reading and spending time with her husband Gene and their three daughters. When not at work, she can either be found on her deck watching the two resident hummingbirds fight over her hummingbird feeder or out and around Kansas City listening to her husband’s band perform.

 

Rebecca Hamlett, Instruction & Archive Librarian
Office: PLC 206 / Curry 122
PLC: 816-415-7613 / Curry: 816-415-7620
hamlettr AT william.jewell DOT edu

Rebecca Hamlett has been in the position of Instruction & Archive Librarian since June 2011. She earned her Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Computer Information Science from William Jewell College in 2010. She earned her Master's of Library Science with a Graduate Academic Certification in Advanced Management of Library and Information Agencies in 2011. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army and decided on a career in library science after spending time in positions of police dispatching and manufacturing management.

Rebecca resides in Kansas City, just outside the city of Liberty. She enjoys spending time with her family and going out to eat. She also likes reading about new technological innovations and developments in the fields of library science and education, as well as fiction best-sellers and literary classics. She enjoys teaching information literacy to students and welcomes emails and appointments for research and reference assistance.

 

Barbara Wright, Evening Circulation Supervisor
Office: 1st floor immediate right turn:  circulation desk
816-415-7610
ill AT william.jewell DOT edu - Library Communication
wrightb AT william.jewell DOT edu

Barbara Wright has worked at the Charles F. Curry Library since December 2008. She earned her Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. She majored in history and school media services. She taught junior high and middle school for 21 years. Upon her retirement, she worked with her spouse in the family construction business. She missed the academic environment and was hired as the Evening Circulation Supervisor.

Barbara lives in Kearney, Mo. She has three children and has spent much of her free time attending sporting events and supporting the teams in which her children are involved. Her hobbies have included reading, photography, creative crafts, traveling and gardening. She is a life-long member of the Lutheran Church, where she has held various positions. Barbara loves pets and has had a variety of cats and dogs. She is currently the mom to four dogs, a Pomeranian and three dogs without pedigrees. 

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