Meghan Kelly Chosen to Lead LCCC Ludden Library



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Meghan Kelly

Meghan Kelly was recently named Associate Dean, Library & Learning Commons, at the Laramie County Community College (LCCC) Ludden Library. She’s been with the LCCC library since 2005 when she came on board as the Cataloging and Instruction Librarian. She’s been doing technical services and health science liaison duties since joining the library.

“We have a gorgeous new space and a dedicated, caring team,” Meghan said. “I was interested in the position because I felt like it would put me in a place to support our team and an organization I care about. We’ve had quite a few transitions in leadership over the past few years, and I felt like we needed some consistency, to stabilize, and someone with some historical knowledge to help follow through on initiatives.”

Meghan’s library career began young. At the age of 13 she began working in the Wyoming library community at the Sublette County Library. In fact, she said, then-Director Daphne Platts had to apply for a special dispensation from the governor to avoid breaking child labor laws by hiring her.

College took her to Montana State University-Bozeman where she worked in the library on campus while earning her undergraduate degree. After earning her MLIS from the University of Texas-Austin, she worked at a public library in California before returning to Wyoming for the faculty librarian job at LCCC. Meghan was a graduate of the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute in 2011 and has served on Wyoming Library Association and WYLD Network committees.

This fall, the college will produce its draft strategic plan, and the library will look at future directions for its own area, including assessment and continuous improvement. Meghan looks forward to setting goals and strategies as a team, and anticipates they will continue with current initiatives such as Open Education Resources (OER) and an LCCC archive.

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