UNLV is pleased to reveal the visit of Mary “Maggie” Farrell as Dean of University Libraries, efficient August 2017.
“Maggie has substantial experience in library science with a remarkable list of accomplishments, including having acted as dean of libraries at 2 nationally acknowledged universities,” said Diane Chase, UNLV executive vice president and provost. “We aspire to bring her innovative leadership to UNLV.”
Farrell comes to UNLV with nearly 30 years of experience. She most recently worked as dean of libraries at Clemson University, supervising a $17 million budget plan with five facilities because 2015. Prior to Clemson, Farrell was dean of libraries at the University of Wyoming for 13 years, and was associate dean of libraries at Montana State University for 6 years before that.
Farrell is not new to UNLV. She was head of federal government publications at the James R. Dickinson Library from 1993 to 1995.
“For me to come back to UNLV is a highlight in my profession,” Farrell said. “UNLV is the only research study library in the area, leading in innovation and innovation for library direction and research assistance.”
Farrell added that she intends to expand University Libraries’ contributions to understanding by growing special and digital collections and working together with libraries throughout the community.
“Our students and faculty are the concern for University Libraries,” she said. “However UNLV is not an island, and as UNLV is supporting economic advancement and reinforcing other aspects of the neighborhood, our libraries will follow that lead.”
Farrell holds master’s degrees in public administration and library science from Arizona State University and the University of Arizona respectively. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American Research studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
UNLV University Libraries is ranked the 15th most productive library for scholastic research in the nation, according to a new research study published in the May concern of College and Research study Libraries. As dean of University Libraries, Farrell will manage a personnel of 136, a budget of more than $20 million and five centers– the Lied Library, Architecture Studies Library, Music Library and Instructor Development and Resources Library, and the Health Sciences Library.