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K.T. Vaughan, Associate Professor, Director, Research & Education Services; Acting Associate Dean

Department(s): Administration, Research & Education Services
E-mail: vaughakt@jmu.edu
Phone: (540) 568-3319
Office: Rose 2305
MSC: 4601

Liaison To: Center for Faculty Innovation

Responsibilities:
Acting Associate Dean
* Provide strategic and visionary leadership for Libraries & Educational Technologies (LET) as a member of the Dean’s Executive Council.
* Contribute to strategic planning, policy and partnership development, resource allocation and prioritization, cross-unit program development and assessment, executive-level decision-making, and holistic communication for LET.
* Develop and support LET strategic initiatives and priorities.
* Lead and supervise the following LET departments in Academic Engagement: Music Library, Public Services, Outreach & partnerships, and Research & Education Services.
* Oversee the LET public and staff facilities and spaces. Supervise the Carrier and Rose Libraries building managers team (1.75 FTE).
* Work within Dean’s Executive Council to coordinate decisions concerning expenditures for LET budgets, human resources, and facilities.
* Represent LET to the university administration, to students of the university, and to colleagues in the US and other countries.

Director of Research and Education Services
* Direct the planning, implementation, promotion, and assessment of library liaison services and programs, serving all academic units of the university.
* Oversee library programs and services in information literacy, educational resources, and data services.
* Collaborate with colleagues across the libraries to develop integrated, innovative library services that support teaching and learning across the curriculum.
* Supervise the library liaisons team (13 FTE faculty librarians; 1 FTE staff).
* Collaborate in overall planning and management of Libraries & Educational Technologies.
* Collaborate in overall planning and management of Libraries & Educational Technologies (L&ET)
* Major Libraries & Education Technologies Service: Management Council, Public Services Directors Group, Innovation Fund Initiative (Chair), Stewardship/Advancement Committee
* Major University Service: Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
* Rank: Associate Professor with tenure


Education:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, Chapel Hill, NC. May, 2001. MSLS

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. June 1997. AB cum laude. Concentration: Biology


General Info: With her diverse experiences in the sciences, health sciences, scholarly communication, teaching, and management, KT brings an optimistic and inclusive perspective to the leadership of Research & Education Services, Academic Engagement, and the organization as a whole. Her research interests focus on asking questions about - and driving change in - the future of libraries. She is currently thinking about team librarianship, collaborative connections between librarians and instructional designers, outreach to non-traditional users, and career advancement of librarians and library staff.