The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (CULLS) announces the appointment of two distinguished individuals to the positions of Associate Deans for the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences. CULLS conducted an internal search for these positions and these appointments mark a significant step forward in the college’s commitment to excellence in education, research, and academic support.
Amy Jackson will take on the crucial role of associate dean for University Libraries, leveraging her extensive experience and insightful perspective to enhance the University Libraries services and resources. Simultaneously, Mark Emmons will bring his wealth of expertise to the position of associate dean for Administration and Organizational Strategy, playing a pivotal role in guiding the college's administrative and strategic initiatives. The appointments became effective Jan. 1, 2024.
“I look forward to the change and growth Amy Jackson and Mark Emmons will bring to the college. They both bring a wealth of knowledge to this position and I am confident under their leadership, the college will continue to thrive and achieve new heights of success,” said Leo Lo, dean of the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences.
Amy Jackson – Associate Dean for University Libraries
Professor Amy Jackson assumes the role of associate dean for University Libraries, bringing with her a rich background in library management. Amy has held several key positions within CULLS library system, including Performing Arts & Digital Arts librarian, Digital Initiatives librarian, and Metadata Technician. Prior to this position, Amy served as Instruction and Outreach director. Her diverse experience has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the evolving needs of library users.
Amy's research is centered on library outreach to creative practitioners and metadata for digital content, showcasing her commitment to advancing library services in alignment with contemporary trends.
"I am honored to assume the role of associate dean for University Libraries and am excited to contribute to the continued growth and innovation within the University Libraries. I look forward to future collaborations to contribute to the academic success of our community," said Jackson.
She earned her Master's degree in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Master’s degree in Music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Mark Emmons – Associate Dean for Administration and Organizational Strategy
Mark Emmons, previously serving as the associate dean for Education and Engagement and the associate dean of Public Services in the College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico, brings over thirty years of professional experience to his new role as the associate dean for Administration and Organizational Strategy.
With a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Master of Library Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, along with a Doctor of Education from the University of New Mexico, Mark's educational background is complemented by his extensive contributions to the field. Professor Emmons has published extensively about film resources, information literacy and library instruction, the value of the academic library, and leadership. He is an active member of the American Library Association and the Association of College & Research Libraries, reflecting his commitment to advancing the field and supporting the academic community.
“I am thrilled to assume the role of associate dean for Administration and Organizational Strategy and am eager to apply my administrative skills to support our employees as they foster student and faculty success and to advance our strategic priorities.”
These appointments signify a new chapter for the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences and under the leadership of Amy Jackson and Mark Emmons, the college will continue to thrive in its mission to provide exceptional support for education and research.