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Current Issue:  June 3, 2002
Volume 37, Number 21

Library dean named

UNM Provost Brian L. Foster has announced the appointment of Camila A. Alire as dean of Library Services, effective Sept. 16.

She will succeed Frances C. Wilkinson, who was named acting dean in November, 2001, and who recently became interim dean. Since 1997 until this year, Alire has been a professor and dean of University Libraries at Colorado State University.

“Professor Alire has an extensive record of experience as the head of various academic libraries. She is well versed in all aspects of library and information management and technology and has served in leadership roles with the Association for College and Research Libraries, the Colorado Library Association and was recently elected to the executive board of the American Library Association. Increasing the diversity of library faculty and staff is one of her high priorities. We are very much looking forward to her contributions here,” Foster said.

“I am excited about leading the UNM Libraries in this new millennium. We have some interesting challenges ahead of us. However, I am confident that the provost, the Council of Deans, the UNM faculty, students and library staff are committed, as I am, to enhancing the quality of services and resources for all our users. I also look forward to working with my colleagues throughout the state of New Mexico,” Alire said.

The UNM dean of Library Services is responsible for the management of all aspects of the General Library’s programs, resources and services. The dean is also responsible for development, outreach, fiscal management and personnel.

From 1991-97, Alire was dean/director of the Auraria Library of the University of Colorado at Denver, where she previously served as assistant director for Instruction and Research Services from 1989-91. From 1984-89, she was the director of the Learning Resource Center at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs.

Alire is the author of numerous writings and publications as well as several books. She is also the recipient of various grant awards and several recognition awards and honors.

Alire earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Adams State College in 1970, her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Denver in 1974 and her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1984.H