Beginning in January, Mary Beth Thomson will assume expanded administrative responsibilities within UK Libraries. As Senior Associate Dean for Collections, Digital Scholarship, and Technical Services, Mary Beth’s responsibilities will include being in charge of UK Libraries in the absence of the Dean and representing UK Libraries at meetings when appropriate and as needed. In consultation with the Dean, Mary Beth will plan for and provide administrative oversight during the preparation of the UK Libraries Strategic Plan and she will take a leading role in monitoring progress regarding UK Libraries strategic initiatives.
In consultation with the Dean and the Associate Deans, Mary Beth will assist in preparing Executive Committee meeting agendas and monitoring progress of administrative initiatives as well as working with the Dean, the Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, the Executive Committee and the Faculty Council, in the preparation of UK Libraries’ budget.
I want to thank Mary Beth for taking on these additional administrative responsibilities allowing me to focus more closely on specific strategic goals and development for UK Libraries.