UB Names Dean of Library
After eight years leading UB’s Langsdale Library as its director, Lucy Holman, D.C.D. ’09, in January was named dean of the library, a new position for the University.
As is the case with the four academic deans, Holman is responsible for overseeing the library’s budget, participating in discussions regarding curriculum and representing and advocating for about 25 library faculty (both at Langsdale and at UB’s Law Library). She has a faculty appointment herself in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies, where she teaches and advises master’s and doctoral students. As work on Langsdale’s renovations progresses, she’s also working closely with the architects on plans and implementation.
“I look forward to continued collaboration with Provost [Darlene Brannigan] Smith and the other four deans and to leading initiatives surrounding student success and faculty scholarship,” Holman says. “I also look forward to encouraging the library faculty and staff to actively engage with both the UB and greater Baltimore communities.”