University Libraries is excited to announce the appointment of our new Vice Dean, Sarah Shreeves. As Vice Dean, Sarah serves on the senior leadership team and is responsible for leading strategic initiatives related to Access and Information Services, Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship, Special Collections, and Technology Strategy & Services. She serves as the lead administrator in the absence of the Dean, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the library system, working closely with other library administrators and department heads.
Before arriving here in 2018, Sarah served as the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies and Faculty Affairs at the University of Miami Libraries, and in various scholarly communications oriented roles at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the Vice-Chair of the Open Repositories Steering Committee, and serves on the HathiTrust Program Steering Committee. She has regularly spoken and published on scholarly communication issues, data management services in libraries, and institutional repositories. Her past research was on the social and technical barriers to metadata interoperability.
Sarah says: "I am excited to join the University Libraries and to work with our faculty and staff as we launch many exciting new initiatives through the strategic planning process and as we reimagine the Libraries over the new few years."