Assistant Dean, Academic Engagement
- Rochester, NY
- [email protected]
English and History
The broader Outreach team, which includes the science and engineering librarians, is deeply engaged in teaching and research support innovation, including a growing program of pop up services and learning experiences, an information literacy escape room project, and a yearly Comic Con in the library showcasing student work.
This portfolio includes the liaison librarians for the science and engineering disciplines, and patron services staff who provide course reserves and circulation services, as well as the facilities of the Carlson Science & Engineering library and the Physics, Optics, and Astronomy Library, housed in the Department of Physics. This team includes a librarian focused on data services, who is currently developing data outreach plan. This team has responded to needs in sciences and engineering with a broad skills on-ramping program called Tinkerspace.
The Head of the Art/Music library oversees a service point, a robust gaming and game system collection, and organizes a yearly conference at the University of Rochester called Breaking Boundaries on gaming in teaching and research.
The Director of Service Strategies oversees ILL, course reserves for the humanities and social sciences, the primary service point in Rush Rhees library. This role also collaborates with partners at the Science & Engineering Libraries and the Art/Music Library to coordinate a consistent patron services experience across the all service points.
The Digital Scholarship Lab is a high tech unit that supports innovative faculty research, builds cutting edge digital projects like Mediate, a video annotation and metadata creation tool, the Hunt-Lenox Globe in 3D, a collaboration with the New York Public Library, a budding photogrammetry initiative, and leads a new Digital Pedagogy Workshop for faculty.
The Director of Library Assessment is tasked with working across the libraries to assess services and projects, provide accurate data on the use of library spaces, and creating a culture of assessment.
Research Initiatives is a new and growing portfolio including research impact. The first project for this portfolio employed the entire Outreach team to introduce ORCID to faculty and help them create their profiles, and included the development of a tool that grabs ORCID information and inserts it into the faculty activity tracking system.
The Senior Data Analyst provides deep data expertise to the Director of Library Assessment, the Director of Research Initiatives, and to other library departments working with catalog data, vendor data, and data visualization.
The iZone is pre-incubator innovation space and team who provide undergraduate students with opportunities to explore ideas through design thinking principles.
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