July/August 2015

New Circuit Librarian: Eric W. Brust

Chief Judge William Riley recently announced the appointment of Eric W. Brust as Circuit Librarian for the Eighth Circuit. Brust replaces Ann Fessenden who retired on April 30, 2015.

Prior to joining the Judiciary, Mr. Brust served as the Executive Director of the Jackson County Law Library in Kansas City, Missouri. As Director, he was responsible for long-range planning, contract negotiations, budget preparation, and the library’s training and outreach program. In 2014, he completed a comprehensive restructuring and relocation of the library, designing a new physical space, digital presence, and education curriculum to align user needs, library goals, and budget requirements.

Brust earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (2005). He holds a Master’s in Library Science from Emporia State University (2007) and a double-degree bachelor’s in Ancient History and Classical Antiquities from the University of Kansas (2000).

Welcome, Mr. Brust!