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Reappointment of UConn Library Dean Anne Langley

Dear Members of the UConn Library Community,

I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Anne Langley as Dean of the UConn Library for a second term of five years, effective August 23, 2023.

This renewal recognizes Anne Langley’s outstanding leadership as the Dean of the UConn Library since 2018. A few of the Library’s overarching accomplishments during her tenure include the continued support of growth and solidification of the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA), adding value and collections for UConn scholars; initiating a “UConn Library Starts with YOU” program of individual and library-wide professional development and organization effectiveness; forming the UConn Library Action Committee for Inclusion (ULACI) to promote the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice for Library staff and the populations that the library serves; and solidifying the relationship with Greenhouse Studio by providing staff, administrative and technological support to enhance the quality of interdisciplinary research at UConn.

The review process works best when it is collaborative and comprehensive. I am grateful to all of the staff, faculty, administrators, and other key partners of the Library who shared feedback on Dean Langley’s leadership. There were several common themes regarding Dean Langley’s leadership, including her effort to develop a welcoming and supportive working environment. This was especially important during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic navigating through an extremely difficult situation and keeping the library open while maintaining student and staff safety as a priority. Dean Langley is also strong supporter of student success with a demonstrated record of continuous focus on student services and development of new library spaces such as the Babbidge Booths.

I also want to thank the review committee for their thoughtful oversight of this process. The committee was chaired by John Elliott, Dean of the School of Business, and included the following members:

• Alexis Boylan, Professor of Art History and Africana Studies Institute & Director of Academic Affairs, Humanities Institute
• Jean Cardinale, Head of Communications and Engagement, UConn Library
• Jessica de Perio Wittman, Director, UConn Law Library & Cornelius J. Scanlon Scholar & Associate Professor of Law
• Lewis Gordon, Professor and Department Head, Philosophy
• Lauren Slingluff, Associate Dean, UConn Library (through January 20, 2023)
• Olga Vinogradova, Associate Professor, Medicinal Chemistry

In sum, Anne Langley is a collaborative, effective, and knowledgeable leader and colleague who has excelled as the Dean of the UConn Library. Dean Langley cares deeply about her staff, patrons, and everyone at the University and is committed to helping them in any way that she can.

Please join me in congratulating Anne Langley on her reappointment and thanking her for her dedication and hard work on behalf of the UConn Library.



Anne D’Alleva, PhD
Provost and Executive Vice President
University of Connecticut
Office of the Provost
352 Mansfield Road, U-1086
Storrs CT 06269-1086
Tel. 860-486-4037

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