Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shawn Livingston Named Director of William T. Young Library

Shawn Livingston's title recently changed from Director of Information Services to Director of William T. Young Library.  This position will continue to coordinate the public services of the William T. Young Library, providing day-to-day management and leadership for services, policies, and procedures in response to the evolving needs of students and faculty.  The position will also continue to have four direct reports: Head of Circulation, Head of Interlibrary Loan, Head of Audio Visual Services, and Head of Reference Services.  
Shawn was named Director of Information Services in 2010.  A member of the library faculty since 1993, Shawn has served as a reference librarian, assisting students, faculty, and community members in locating and applying information for their research needs.  His particular research specialties include United States government documents, European Union policies and information, and military history.  He has served on numerous university committees, including the initial General Education Reform Steering Committee. 

Shawn has taught in the UK School of Library and Information Science and currently serves as an advisor to the Special Libraries Association student chapter.  In 2010, he was awarded the Kentucky Library Association Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award.  He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Transylvania University and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from UK.

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