Reporting to the Provost, the Dean partners with campus Deans, Vice Chancellors, and other senior leaders to offer strategic thought leadership and support in the areas of information and data literacy, data management and preservation, research and curricular development, and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Provides strategic, administrative, structural, and financial leadership for an academic research library at a flagship land grant institution with a budget of $26 million (plus endowments and gift funds), and over 100 staff.
The UMass Amherst Libraries include the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, home of the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business, and Agriculture materials and librarians; the Science and Engineering Library, home of STEM, Nursing, and Health Sciences materials and librarians; and the Mount Ida Wadsworth Library on the site of the former Mount Ida College. Together, the Libraries make up the largest publicly supported research library in New England, with more than 8 million physical and digital items available to users.
The W. E. B. Du Bois library also houses the W. E. B. Du Bois Center and the Robert S. Cox Special Collections and University Archives Research Center, which includes the papers and memoirs of W. E. B. Du Bois, Horace Mann Bond, Daniel Ellsberg, Porter-Phelps Huntington, Kenneth R. Feinberg, Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive; and hundreds of other collections documenting the lives and work of activists, innovators, political figures, spiritual leaders, writers, and more.
Publishing experience: 10 yr. term as Managing Editor for Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Asst. Editor for Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, and publishing in areas including research impact and data science, bibliometrics, information science, diversity, equity, inclusion, health literacy, and instructional design and technology.