Rosalyn Metz selected to attend a senior library cohort at UCLA

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Rosalyn Metz, Emory’s director of library technologies and digital strategies.

Rosalyn Metz, Emory’s director of library technologies and digital strategies, was recently selected to join a group of 17 top academic library directors to be Library Senior Fellows at UCLA for fall 2018. This international cohort  of leaders will travel to UCLA in August for a three-week residential program featuring lectures, guest speakers, case studies, and field trips.

Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the new director of the Library Senior Fellows program at UCLA, announced the cohort’s members:

  • Consuella Askew; Director, John Cotton Dana Library; Rutgers University
  • Nathalie Cooke; Associate Dean, McGill University Library
  • Karen Diaz; Interim Dean of Libraries; West Virginia University
  • Melinda Reagor Flannery; Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services; Rice University
  • Tracy Gabridge; Deputy Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
  • Alan Grosenheider; Acting University Librarian; UC Santa Barbara
  • Athena Jackson; Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head, Eberly Family Special Collections Library; Penn State University
  • Lee Keene; Head of Instructional and Research Services; Whitman College Library
  • Melissa Levine; Lead Copyright Officer, University of Michigan Library
  • Monica McCormick; Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research; University of Delaware
  • Rosalyn Metz; Director, Library Technology and Digital Strategies; Emory University
  • Trisha Mileham; Director of Library Research Services; Valparaiso University
  • Rebecca Richardson; Assistant Dean for Collections and Access; Purdue University Libraries
  • Timothy Shearer; Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Information Technology; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jonathan Smith; Director, Library Technology; Sonoma State University
  • Catherine Soehner; Associate Dean for Research and User Services; University of Utah Library
  • Ruth Wallach; Associate Dean for Public Services; University of Southern California Libraries

“I’m delighted to welcome this distinguished group of accomplished library managers to the Senior Fellows program,” said Schottlaender, himself a member of the 1995 cohort. “Through the competitive selection process, these individuals have demonstrated that they are part of the next generation of library leaders in the academic world.”

Library Senior Fellows at UCLA combines management perspectives, strategic thinking and practical and theoretical approaches to the issues confronting academic institutions and their libraries.

Each honoree proposed a research area of interest and the entire cohort was matched up based on those interests.

Rosalyn’s project looks at staffing structures in libraries. She believes that people in technology feel pressure to provide end-to-end staffing models to provide support and that a more balanced trend of sharing the work with external sources has been occurring at other institutions. She wants to examine the steps to come up with more interesting ways of handling this issue.

Emory Librarian Yolanda Cooper wrote a letter of recommendation for Rosalyn as did her previous employer at Stanford.

“I am excited to spend time with some of the colleagues I know and develop new relationships with them,” said Rosalyn. “I also want to develop new relationships with professionals that I haven’t met and who are on the cutting edge of strategic thinking.”

Rosalyn believes this is an excellent opportunity for Emory. “A lot of research institutions are siloed, and this is an opportunity to get ideas from groups that Emory normally doesn’t converse with.”

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