Lori Phillips Named Interim Dean of UW Libraries



From UW News

Lori Phillips
Lori Phillips

Lori Phillips has been named interim dean of University of Wyoming Libraries through June 30, 2016.

She has held various positions with the libraries since 1992, and has served as associate dean since 2003. She replaces Maggie Farrell, who accepted a position at Clemson University.

“Lori has provided solid leadership in the UW Libraries as associate dean,” says David Jones, UW vice president for academic affairs. “We are confident that she will continue to keep the libraries at the forefront of UW’s academic mission during the time that she serves as interim dean.”

At UW, Phillips has been responsible for personnel management and has overseen all operational areas of the UW Libraries. She has managed numerous key projects, including the Libraries Digital Collections and Scholarly Communication initiatives. She also worked closely with UW Information Technology to create and maintain student-centered learning spaces within Coe Library.

Phillips earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at UW, and obtained a Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona. She has numerous publications and presentations, and has served on many committees for the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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