for UNM Library dean selected
Brian Foster has announced the five finalists for the dean of
the Library and the schedule for the community open forums.
The candidates and forums dates are:
Alire, Tuesday, April 9, Continuing Education Auditorium
-- William Aguilar, Thursday, April 11, Continuing Education
-- John Meador, Tuesday, April 23, Continuing Education Room
-- James Mullins, Friday, April 26 Continuing Education Classroom
-- Barbara Ford, Tuesday, April 30 Continuing Education Classroom
are scheduled at 4 p.m.
Alire retired this year as dean of the Colorado State University
libraries. Dean and full professor from 1997-02, Alire
was responsible for administration, public and technical services,
library technology services, planning, archives and special
collections, human resources, fiscal services and development.
She earned a masters in library science (MLS) from the
University of Denver and a doctorate in education from the University
of Northern Colorado. From 1991-97, Alire was dean and
director of the Auraria Library at the University of Colorado
at Denver. The joint-use library serves three institutions on
one urban campus. She has published numerous articles on diversity
Aguilar, vice president of Information Resources and Technology
(IRT) at California State University in San Bernardino since
1992, is the first person to serve in this capacity. He earned
a doctorate in Library and Information Science from the University
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and MLS from the University of
Wisconsin, Madison. As vice president of IRT, he is responsible
for an $11 million budget for eight departments. He has also
served as university librarian at the same institution. Prior
to that, from 1982-88, he served as director of library
services at Central Connecticut State University, in New Britain,
Connecticut. He is a founding member of Advanced Networking
for Minority Serving Institutions, Southern California Region.
John Meador has served as dean and professor of the University
Libraries at the University of Mississippi. He earned a masters
in English and folklore and MLS from the University of Texas
at Austin. He also studied educational administration at the
University of Utah. Between 1984 and 1993, while dean of library
services at Southwest Missouri State, Meador founded the Friends
of the Library and saw to a 300 percent budget increase and
an acquisition expenditure increase of 400 percent.
Mullins has served as associate director for administration
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) libraries
since 2000. He oversees a $17 million budget, human resources
and facilities planning. He earned a MLS from the University
of Iowa and a doctorate in library administration from Indiana
University. From 1996-2000, he served as university librarian
and director of Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University.
He served as director of library services at Indiana University
South Bend from 1978-96. He published on the faculty status
of librarians, a usage study of web-based resources and a study
on cooperation between library and computer services.
J. Ford has served as the assistant commissioner in charge of
the central research library at the Chicago Public Library since
1998, a library system housing in excess of nine million items.
Ford earned a MLS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
and a masters in international relations from Tufts University.
She served as professor and executive director of university
library services at the Virginia Commonwealth University from
1991-98 (VCU), a system with two urban campuses. She served
as president of the American Library Association (ALA) in 1997-98.
Last summer for American Libraries, she published
an article on taking care of business online. She has also published
on managing library finances.
selected will replace Robert Migneault, who served as dean from