Administration comprises the deans and their support staff as well as functional areas that serve the entire Libraries: development, facilities, finance, human resources, marketing, and user experience. We use a shared governance model for planning and decision-making.
The CATalyst Studios, which include the Maker Studio, Data Studio, the Terry Seligman Virtual Reality Studio, and the Learning Studios, serve as the hub of student collaborative and creative space at UA Libraries. By providing opportunities to engage with embrace hands-on-learning and work together to create new knowledge, information and artifacts, these spaces and the people who staff them inspire a community of lifelong learners who are committed to exploration, innovation, and collaboration.
The Development team is responsible for donor relations and philanthropy related to the Libraries. Their role is to help facilitate and steward all financial contributions to the UA Libraries, including gifts to Main Library, Special Collections, the UA Press, Science-Engineering Library, Fine Arts Library, and Health Sciences Library.
The Marketing Communications & Events team shares information and news with students, faculty and staff when and where they need it. Reaching across the campus and throughout the community, we promote the Libraries’ resources, services, events and stories on our websites and through print materials, digital and social media, video, PR and advertising.
Our user experience, analytics and assessment (UXAA) staff cultivate a culture of inquiry, empathy, and data-informed decision-making. We consult with, train, and empower library employees and campus partners on user experience and assessment methods. We coordinate implementation of the library’s strategic map and help tell the story of the impact of the library on student success, researcher productivity, and community engagement.