Current ARL Leadership Fellows

The 2013–15 ARL Leadership Fellows applicant pool was highly competitive. The selection committee, composed of the ARL directors sponsoring the program, chose 26 fellows representing a broad array of backgrounds and experiences and from multiple ARL and non-ARL institutions. The current fellows are:

 

David Banush

David Banush
Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management
Brown University Library

David Banush is associate university librarian for access services and collection management at Brown University, a position he has held since 2009. He has published and presented on numerous library issues, and currently serves on the editorial board of Library Resources and Technical Services and the program council of the NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) consortium. David holds degrees from Michigan and NYU and received his MLIS at Wayne State University.

Annie Bélanger

Annie Bélanger
Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and Academic Excellence
University of Waterloo Library

Annie Bélanger is the associate university librarian, information resources and academic excellence, for the University of Waterloo. She provides executive leadership for collection development and retention as well as for information services, instruction, and liaison services. She is engaged in moving the library into a collection–life cycle framework and collection assessment. She has been a champion for accessibility and a strong website. Annie holds a BA from York University and MLIS from Western University.

Janet Bishop

Janet Bishop 
Coordinator for Archives and Special Collections and Associate Professor
Colorado State University Libraries

Janet Bishop is coordinator for archives and special collections and associate professor at Colorado State University Libraries. She holds a BA in history from Princeton University, a BFA from the University of Washington, and an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh. Janet is active in LLAMA and was recently appointed to the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board by Governor John Hickenlooper. She is a member of the academic advisory board of the International Center for German-Russian Studies (Colorado State University, US/Saratov State University, Russian Federation)

Cecilia Botero

Cecilia Botero 
Associate Dean, George A. Smathers Libraries, and Fackler Director, Health Science Center Libraries
University of Florida Libraries

Cecilia Botero is currently the associate dean and director of the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL) at University of Florida (UF). She received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. She was hired as a cataloger at the University of Florida. She came to the UF HSCL in 1999 as the assistant director for resource management and became director in 2009.

Paul Bracke

Paul Bracke
Associate Dean for Assessment and Technology
Purdue University Libraries

Paul Bracke is associate dean for assessment and technology and associate professor of library science at the Purdue University Libraries. In this position, he has responsibility for developing strategies for assessment of the libraries' programs and overall library impact. He also provides leadership in technology and digital library initiatives. He previously held positions at the University of Arizona, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bracke earned bachelor’s degrees in history and journalism from University of Missouri–Columbia, a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in higher education from the University of Arizona.

Dianne Butler

Diane Butler
Director, Information Technology and Access Services
Rice University Library

Diane Butler is director of information technology and access services in Fondren Library at Rice University. She provides visionary leadership, management, planning, policy development, budgeting, and strategic direction for the library’s IT department, Access Services, and User Experience. She has worked in various roles at Rice in both Fondren Library and Central IT. She was a 2006 Frye Leadership Institute fellow.

Pascal Calarco

Pascal Calarco
Associate University Librarian, Research and Digital Discovery Services
University of Waterloo Library

Pascal Calarco has served in his current role since July 2011, with technology services, cataloging and metadata, and special collections and rare books in his portfolio. Prior to joining Waterloo, he has worked in various library information technology and health sciences roles at Yale University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Notre Dame. Pascal holds an MLIS from McGill (1995) and an honors BA in political science from University of Western Ontario (1992).

Patrick Deaton

Patrick Deaton
Associate Director for Learning Spaces and Capital Management
North Carolina State University Libraries

As associate director for learning spaces and capital management, Patrick Deaton is responsible for overseeing the design, construction, and furnishing of all NCSU Libraries facilities, including the recently opened James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Prior to joining the NCSU Libraries in 2009, he was an architect in private practice and designed several library and higher education projects. He received his architectural training at the University of Virginia and Princeton University.

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Amanda Etches
Head, Discovery and Access
University of Guelph Library

Amanda Etches is the head of discovery and access at the University of Guelph Library, where she spends her time guiding teams and projects that are all about making the overall library experience better for users, both in-person and online. She is also part of Influx, a user-experience consultancy that works with libraries. Amanda has an MA in English literature and a MISt in library and information science, both from the University of Toronto. Amanda frequently writes and presents on usability and UX practices and trends. She tweets at @etches and blogs intermittently at e.tches.ca.

Meredith Evans

Meredith Evans
Associate University Librarian for Special Collections
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Library

Meredith Evans has served as AUL for special collections at UNC Charlotte since August 2012. She has over 15 years of experience as a manager in academic and commercial settings and extensive expertise in staff development, donor relations, archives, collection development, scholarly communications, and digitization. She is a graduate of the Harvard Leadership Institute and has raised over $4 million in endowments, cash gifts, and grant funding. An advocate for preserving materials that support scholarship, she supports open source and open access. She holds a PhD in information and library science from UNC Chapel Hill, an MA in public history from NCSU, and an MSLS and a BA in history from Clark Atlanta University.

Evelyn Frangakis

Evelyn Frangakis
Aaron and Clara Greenhut Rabinowitz Assistant Director for Preservation
New York Public Library

Evelyn Frangakis is NYPL’s Aaron and Clara Greenhut Rabinowitz assistant director for preservation. Additionally, she is director for Rutgers University’s Preservation Management Institute and adjunct faculty in NYU’s Moving Image Archive Program (MIAP). Active professionally, she has held leadership positions in ALA and SAA, served on USGPO’s Depository Library Council, FLICC’s Executive Board, and USAIN’s national preservation steering committee. Previously she worked for USDA and SAA and was a Columbia University International Thomson Scholar.

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Julie Hannaford
Associate Librarian for the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Toronto Libraries

Julie Hannaford is the associate librarian for the humanities and social sciences at the University of Toronto. She has leadership, management, policy, and planning responsibilities for the library’s public services in the humanities and social sciences. Julie provides leadership to the Central Library, in collaboration across the tri-campus community, in shaping scholarly services that support the university’s research and instructional mission. She is particularly interested in scholarly communication issues.

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Bill Hook
Associate Dean of Libraries
Vanderbilt University Library

Bill Hook has been sssociate dean of libraries at Vanderbilt University since 2011, with responsibility for supervising six of the eight campus libraries. Bill has filled a variety of responsibilities previously, including AUL for collections, director of facilities and library copy/printing services, interim director of several of the campus libraries and director of the Divinity Library. He has been project manager for three library renovation projects, most recently the Central Library in 2010.

Wayne Jones

Wayne Jones
Associate University Librarian, Collections and Library Development
Carleton University Library

Wayne Jones is currently associate university librarian for collections and library development at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has also held collections and technical services positions at Queen’s University, MIT, and the National Library of Canada. His professional activity has been primarily in editing books and journals and in writing articles and reviews. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English.

Melissa Just

Melissa Just
Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services
Rutgers University Libraries

As the AUL for research and instructional services, Melissa Just oversees most of the public-facing services, spaces, and faculty and staff of the Rutgers University Libraries. Her previous experience has been in health sciences libraries, most recently as the director of the UC San Diego Biomedical Library. In addition to an MLIS from the University of Texas, Melissa holds a doctor of education (EdD) degree from the University of Southern California and a BA in psychobiology from UC Riverside.

Beth McNeil

Beth McNeil
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Purdue University Libraries

Beth McNeil is professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the Purdue University Libraries, where she is responsible for oversight of 12 libraries, archives and special collections, technical services, and collections. She has published articles, book chapters, and Fundamentals of Library Supervision (2005 and 2010). She co-edited Advocacy, Outreach, and the Nation’s Academic Libraries: A Call for Action (2010) and Human Resource Management in Today's Academic Library (2004).

Simon Neame

Simon Neame
Associate University Librarian 
University of British Columbia Library

Simon provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for UBC Library’s student and community engagement initiatives, teaching and learning programs, and administration of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, a state of the art $80M teaching and learning facility. Simon is also responsible for several other libraries including the Walter C. Koerner Library and the Woodward Library. Simon is a graduate of UBC’s School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (iSchool) where he was an adjunct instructor from 2003–2010.

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Susan Parker
Deputy University Librarian
University of California, Los Angeles, Library

Susan E. Parker has been deputy university librarian at UCLA since 2005, responsible for budgeting, strategic and capital planning, assessment, and oversight of Rosenfeld Management Library. Previously, she held library leadership roles at California State University, Northridge; Harvard Law School; and Tufts University. Parker earned degrees from Earlham College and Indiana University, her MLS from Queens College, CUNY, and her PhD in organizational psychology from Capella University. She writes and speaks often on library leadership.

Tim Pyatt

Tim Pyatt
Huck Chair and Head, Eberly Family Special Collections Library
Pennsylvania State University Libraries

Tim Pyatt was appointed Huck chair and head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State University in June 2011. Prior to Penn State, he was the Duke University archivist and also served as associate director of Duke's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library as well as coordinator for the campus institutional repository, DukeSpace. From 1998 to 2007, Tim taught archival administration for the University of North Carolina SILS.

Larry Reeves

Larry Reeves
Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Director of the Law Library
Vanderbilt University Library

Larry Reeves joined Vanderbilt University as head of the law library in 2012 having previously served as associate director of the George Mason University Law Library in Arlington, Virginia. Before George Mason, Reeves held appointments at Fordham Law School in New York, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and Brooklyn Law School. He has taught as a member of the adjunct faculty of the Catholic University School of Library and Information Science and served on the school’s Law Library Advisory Committee.

Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson
Associate University Librarian, Information Services
York University Libraries

Mark Robertson has been associate university librarian for information services at York University since 2008. His porfolio includes leadership of York’s Learning Commons, oversight of teaching and learning initiatives, reference and circulation services, development of learning spaces, and student liaison. Prior to this administrative role, Mark was a reference and liaison librarian at York University for nine years.

Barbara Rockenbach

Barbara Rockenbach
Director, Humanities and History Libraries
Columbia University Libraries

Barbara Rockenbach is the director of the humanities and history libraries at Columbia University. In that role she leads a group of experienced, dedicated librarians and technologists in exploring innovative ways to support the scholarly pursuits of students and faculty by building services around deep research collections in all areas of the humanities. She also leads the development of the Digital Humanities Center, which provides services to humanities researchers working with digital texts, images, and other materials. Prior to this, Barbara held several positions at Yale University, including director of undergraduate and library research education, instructional services librarian in the arts library, and writing instructor in the English department. She has also worked at both JSTOR and ARTstor. She has a BA in English literature from the University of Illinois, an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA in art history from Hunter College.

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Neil Romanosky
Assistant Director for Administration, Health Sciences Libraries 
New York University

Neil has primary oversight of the finance, planning, human resources, and facilities operations of NYU Health Sciences Libraries. His has held positions as network services coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (Middle Atlantic Region), interlibrary loan librarian at Columbia University, and various editorial positions in technical and reference publishing. He received his MSLIS from Pratt Institute, MCIS from Rutgers University, and BA in English from Rider University.

Meredith Taylor

Meredith Taylor
Assistant Director for Organizational Development 
University of Texas Libraries

As the assistant director for organizational development Meredith manages and oversees the organizational development function for the University of Texas Libraries, including talent management, continuous planning, assessment, and staff relations and communications. Meredith received a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Florida, a master of science in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Caitlin Tillman

Caitlin Tillman
Head, Collection Development
University of Toronto Libraries

Caitlin Tillman joined the University of Toronto Libraries in 2009 as the head of collection development, a department that selects, orders, receives, and licenses materials in all formats. She serves as chair of the Ontario Consortium of University Libraries (OCUL) Information Resources Committee and was a member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network’s (CRKN) Cost Sharing Advisory Group, which successfully completed its mandate this summer. Recently, Caitlin worked with colleagues at the University of Toronto’s Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library and Columbia University’s CV Starr East Asian Library to form an international collaboration designed to increase the availability of Tibetan resources to a wider community of scholars in both Canada and the United States. Caitlin previously worked in the libraries of the University of Ottawa and Yale University, and for the Berenson Library located at the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy. She earned her MSI from the University of Michigan in 1998 and her BA in English literature in 1996 from the University of Toronto.

Michael Vandenburg

Michael Vandenburg
Associate University Librarian
Queen's University Library

Michael Vandenburg is associate university librarian at Queen's University, where he provides leadership for strategic planning, development, and assessment of the library's information infrastructure. In this role, he oversees and supports the library's divisions responsible for information systems, digital initiatives, electronic resource management, and collection management and services. Prior to arriving at Queen's in 2009, Michael held positions in public and special libraries, including information systems librarian at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, web development librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and automation specialist at the Nova Scotia Provincial Library. Michael received his MLS in 1998 from Dalhousie University and attended the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute in 2004.

 
 
 

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