The office of the Dean provides administrative services for the University Library. This office oversees budget expenditures and the employment of library faculty, support staff, and student assistants.

The University Library, under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, implements the library programs and services. The Library’s Middle Management Advisory Committee, the committee’s members are all library faculty, and by all library support staff through a network of committees and approved work teams.

The Dean is responsible for the development and implementation of the library's mission, goals, and policies, as well as the safety and security of patrons, staff, and inventory.

Recommendations from University academic programs are strongly encouraged.  The Dean works with the University Library Committee (appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs), comprised of faculty and administrators from the various departments, schools, and colleges. This committee helps to formulate the mission, goals, and objectives of the library.

The Dean is assisted with the myriad of day-to-day duties by the Administration Team – comprised of an Administrative Assistant and an Administrative Coordinator.

All librarians, including the Dean, hold faculty rank and status. The organization of the library consists of 3 main departments: the Administrative Office, Access Services, and Technical Services.

For additional information about the library program, contact the Dean, University Library Services at (318) 274-2568. To contact other library faculty or staff by email or phone, go to the Staff Directory.