Craiglow appointed interim university librarian | Vanderbilt News

Hilary Craiglow (Vanderbilt University)
Hilary A. Craiglow, who has led the Walker Management Library for greater than a decade, has been named interim university librarian.
Craiglow’s appointment, efficient July 1, was introduced immediately by Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for educational affairs and dean of residential school.
“Hilary Craiglow’s dedication to excellence and innovation is excellent,” Beasley mentioned. “She has developed applications for college kids and college to develop into smarter customers of knowledge, guided trans-institutional library-related studying initiatives, and helped drive the renovation of the Walker Management Library amongst different contributions. I admire her willingness to tackle an expanded management position throughout this transitional time.”
As interim university librarian, Craiglow would be the govt administrator of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, which incorporates 9 divisional libraries, the Fine Arts Gallery and the Television News Archive.
“I stay up for partnering with Vice Provost Beasley and our best-in-class library employees in addition to others throughout the university throughout this management transition,” Craiglow mentioned. “My work as a librarian is rooted in a conviction that entry to high quality data builds curiosity and information for higher decision-making and real-world problem-solving.”
Craiglow has been serving as interim affiliate university librarian for scholarly assets and providers. In that position, she oversees studying endeavors starting from library classroom instruction to digital analysis help throughout all Heard Libraries and works intently with the administrators of different specialised department libraries—biomedical, divinity, music, Peabody, and science and engineering—on their localized library providers. In addition, Craiglow leads the library system’s director-level management staff.
Many of Craiglow’s tasks have a powerful give attention to expertise. She created course-integrated instruction to show college students greatest practices on data discovery and use, together with moral sharing of data and mental property. In addition, she developed co-curricular applications designed to assist college students perceive and have facility with software program computing and knowledge visualization instruments. Through the administration library, she has helped to construct Vanderbilt’s assortment of data, instruments and knowledge, with an eye fixed to seamless entry for school and college students. She plans to increase that effort to the broader university neighborhood.
She beforehand chaired the university-wide faculty-staff committee that wrote Vanderbilt’s copyright coverage for course administration programs.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was a member of the Owen Graduate School of Management’s management staff responding to and planning for well being and security protocols. In addition, she helped the libraries develop new providers and modalities to keep up knowledgeable library providers and assets in the course of the pandemic.
Before becoming a member of Vanderbilt in 2006, Craiglow labored for Questia Media, a digital library service, the place she developed search and on-line advertising methods. Her earlier positions have included working in a information administration heart at an R&D facility and directing a regional library in Texas.
Craiglow earned a bachelor of arts from Antioch College, the place she majored in human growth, and a grasp of library and data science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Details about a global seek for the university librarian place shall be forthcoming.

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