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K.T. Vaughan, Associate Professor, Associate Dean of LET

Department(s): Administration, Music Library, Outreach & Partnerships, Public Services, Research & Education Services
Phone: (540) 568-3319
Office: Carrier 107C
MSC: 1703

* Provide strategic and visionary leadership for Libraries & Educational Technologies (LET) as a member of the Dean’s Executive Council.
* Contribute to strategic planning, policy and partnership development, resource allocation and prioritization, cross-unit program development and assessment, executive-level decision-making, and holistic communication for LET.
* Develop and support LET strategic initiatives and priorities.
* Lead and supervise the following LET departments in Academic Engagement: Music Library, Public Services, Outreach & partnerships, and Research & Education Services.
* Oversee the LET public and staff facilities and spaces. Supervise the Carrier and Rose Libraries building managers team (1.75 FTE).
* Work within Dean’s Executive Council to coordinate decisions concerning expenditures for LET budgets, human resources, and facilities.
* Represent LET to the university administration, to students of the university, and to colleagues in the US and other countries.
* Rank: Associate Professor with tenure

Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ. Expected December 2019. EdD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, Chapel Hill, NC. May, 2001. MSLS

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. June 1997. AB cum laude. Concentration: Biology

General Info: With her diverse experiences in the sciences, health sciences, scholarly communication, teaching, and management, KT brings an optimistic and inclusive perspective to the leadership of JMU LET. Her research interests focus on asking questions about - and driving change in - the future of libraries. She is currently thinking about library services for students with disabilities and student-athletes, team librarianship, collaborative connections between librarians and instructional designers, learning outcomes across the academic lifecycle from freshmen to emeritus faculty, and career advancement of librarians and library staff.