Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery and Interim Head of Archives & Special Collections
Laurie Taylor is the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery at the University of Connecticut Library. She leads Acquisitions & Discovery, Archives and Special Collections, Collections Strategies, Digital Imaging & Conservation, and the Digital Preservation Repository Program (Connecticut Digital Archive). Laurie joined UConn after serving at the University of Florida as Senior Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies, Chair of the Digital Partnerships and Strategies Department, and the Editor-in-Chief of the LibraryPress@UF, and the Operational Lead and Digital Scholarship Director of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). Laurie holds a Ph.D. in English/Media Studies and Digital Humanities and a Master of Arts. She has published extensively, and has been the principal investigator, co-PI, and investigator on many grants. In 2018, Laurie was awarded the Caribbean Information Professional of the Year by the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL). Laurie is new to New England and thrilled to learn and explore while growing her community here.