Emory University has appointed Lisa Macklin interim dean and university librarian, effective November 15, 2021.
Currently, Macklin serves Emory Libraries as associate dean of Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications. She oversees Collection Management, Research and Engagement, Instruction and Engagement, Assessment and User Experience, and Scholarly Communications. Macklin has held positions of increasing responsibility at Emory Libraries since 2004. Her interests include the application of copyright law to teaching, research, and publishing; and transformations in scholarship and publishing, including new models of scholarship in digital form and the open access movement.
Macklin holds a JD from Georgia State University, an MA in English from Texas Woman’s University, and an MA in library and information science and a BA in English from the University of South Florida.
At Emory, Macklin will serve as interim dean and university librarian while the university completes the search for the inaugural vice provost for libraries and museum. The current dean of libraries and university librarian, Yolanda Cooper, will leave Emory to take the position of vice provost and Lindseth Family University Librarian at Case Western Reserve University, beginning January 1, 2022.
For more information about Macklin’s appointment, see the Emory University news release, “Lisa Macklin to Serve as Interim Dean and University Librarian.”