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K.T. Vaughan, Associate Professor, Associate Dean

Department(s): Administration, Communications & Outreach, Metadata Strategies, Music Library, Public Services, Research & Education Services, Scholarly Resources & Discovery
Phone: (540) 568-3319
Office: Carrier 107C
MSC: 1703

* Provide strategic and visionary leadership for the JMU Libraries as a member of the Dean’s Executive Council.
* Contribute to Libraries strategic planning, policy and partnership development, resource allocation and prioritization, cross-unit program development and assessment, executive-level decision-making, and holistic communication.
* Develop and support Libraries strategic initiatives and priorities.
* Lead and supervise the following Libraries departments: Metadata Strategies, Music Library, Public Services, Outreach & partnerships, Research & Education Services , and Scholarly Resources & Discovery.
* Oversee the Libraries'''' public and staff facilities and spaces. Lead and supervise the Facilities Operations team.
* Work within Dean’s Executive Council to coordinate decisions concerning expenditures for Libraries budgets, human resources, and facilities.
* Represent the Libraries 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 the JMU Libraries. Her research interests focus on asking questions about - and driving change in - the future of libraries. She is currently focused on building inclusive and equitable library environments for people with disabilities, scholarly and digital communication in resource-constrained contexts, and the career advancement and professionalism of library staff and faculty.

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