Brian L. Foster has announced the appointment of Camila A. Alire
as dean of Library Services, effective Sept. 16.
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.
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.
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.
dean of Library Services is responsible for the management of
all aspects of the General Librarys programs, resources
and services. The dean is also responsible for development,
outreach, fiscal management and personnel.
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.
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.
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