The University of Oregon has appointed Alicia M. Salaz as vice provost and university librarian, effective June 21, 2021.
Salaz is currently associate dean for research and academic services and senior librarian for Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, a position she has held since 2018. Before taking on her current role, she was a senior librarian and information scientist at Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Doha, Qatar. She also spent five years as faculty librarian for Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates. Salaz earned a bachelor of arts from Portland State University, a master of library and information science from the University of Washington, and a doctor of education with an emphasis on higher education from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
At the University of Oregon, Salaz will succeed Adriene Lim, who stepped down in 2019 to serve as dean of libraries at the University of Maryland. Mark Watson has been serving as interim dean of libraries since July 2019.
For more information about Salaz and her new appointment, see the February 16, 2021, Around the O news story, “Carnegie Mellon Associate Dean Chosen to Lead UO Libraries.”