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Slingluff, Lauren

Lauren Slingluff is the Associate Dean of the UConn Library and recently co-chaired their strategic planning steering committee. Within the library her area of responsibility includes: financial services, budgeting, and participating in donor stewardship; facilities, security and space planning; communications and engagement; as well as library technology. Her professional areas of interest are change management, open educational resources (OER), and data analysis. Previously she worked at Wheaton College in Massachusetts as Associate Dean and Interim Dean in the Library and oversaw a large collection management program along with growing their OER program on campus. Lauren holds a MSLIS from Simmons College and completed her undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence University with a double major in Religious Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, knitting, and living a highly caffeinated life.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Data Analysis
  • OER
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning

 

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Nguyen, Clara

Clara Nguyen is the Project Archivist for The Maurice Sendak Collection. Clara is responsible for all activities related to The Maurice Sendak Collection and performs the bulk of the work to integrate the collection into the UConn Archives and Library’s management and access systems, as well as developing ideas for outreach and educational uses of the collection; and preparing, mounting, and documenting exhibitions in multiple formats and for multiple audiences. Clara received her MA in Art History from The George Washington University and BA in Art History with a studio concentration from East Carolina University.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Children’s Literature

 

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Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Parmer, Rebecca

Rebecca Parmer is head of Archives & Special Collections, where she is responsible for providing leadership, planning, and programming, as well as management of a fabulous team of professional archivists. Prior to coming to UConn, Rebecca held positions at Connecticut College, the USS Constitution Museum, and Northeastern University. She holds an MS in Archival Management from Simmons University and a BA in English and Music from Scripps College. Her research interests include exploring archival pedagogy in undergraduate and graduate education and examining the impact of inquiry- and project-based engagement in college and university archives.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Archival Pedagogy
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Digital Preservation
  • Donor Relations
  • Strategic Planning

 

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Langley, Anne

Welcome to the UConn Library. At the heart of the university, we are committed to building the right library for UConn, one that connects with our community of learners, invests in our skills and expertise, and uses those unique resources to promote the creative exchange of ideas at UConn and beyond. We are guided by the strategies found in our Strategic Framework and all of the work we do is grounded in our values – curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, kindness and trust, and having fun. We look forward to helping you solve problems big and small, assisting with your research, helping with your teaching, and giving you a place to think, innovate, and collaborate.

Thanks for joining us, we are looking forward to taking this journey with you.
Dean Anne Langley

 

To contact the Office of the Dean, please call (860) 486-2219
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Bio

Anne Langley became Dean of the UConn Library in February, 2018. Prior to UConn she held academic library positions at Penn State, Princeton, Duke, North Carolina State University, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Georgia State University. She is the lead author of three books in the field of academic librarianship and co-edited a book on open education resources and academic libraries. She has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and was a co-author of the first data paper published in the field (in portal). The values that guide UConn library are near and dear to her and guide how she operates as a leader every day. They are: Curiosity and Inquiry, Equity and Inclusion, Kindness and Trust, and Having Fun!

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Development in Libraries
  • Scholarly Communication and Open Access
  • Having Fun at Work
  • Library Administration, Management, and Budgeting
  • Collaboration

 

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Lee, Thomas

Tom Lee is a Greenhouse Studios staff member, serving as a Design Technologist. He has worked on a range of innovative interactive digital projects including motion-tracked digital play installations, AR/VR experiences, tabletop games, video games and web apps. He draws on a breadth of experience in music, engineering and design to generate and apply creative approaches to the domain of scholarly communications. He is a three-time graduate of the University of Connecticut holding a BA in Music, BS in Computer Science & Engineering, and an MFA in Digital Media & Design.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Game Design and Development
  • Web Design and Development
  • Digital Art

 

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