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Sandy, Ashley

Ashley Sandy is the Head of Financial Services for the UConn Library. Ashley is responsible for leading the Financial Services team in providing proactive, customer-focused financial services that support the daily operations and long-term financial planning of the UConn Library. Ashley oversees all state, university, grant-funded, and gift/endowment Library accounts. She serves as the financial and budget liaison for the Library with internal and external stakeholders. Ashley graduated from the UConn School of Business with a B.S. degree in Marketing and received her M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance and Management. Ashley previously served as the Business Operations Specialist for the UConn Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) and the Financial Assistant for the Eversource Energy Center at UConn.

Cowan, Susanna

Susanna is the Coordinator for Library Research & Assessment. In this role, she tracks assessment work across the library and guides or supports a wide range of special projects and regular administrative data cycles, including statistics reporting for ARL/ACRL/IPEDS and regular budget narratives. She oversaw the implementation of ClimateQUAL in 2019-20 and is currently developing an assessment of service adaptations during the pandemic. She is driven by a desire to use both quantitative and qualitative assessment to tell compelling stories about libraries and higher education. Prior to this role she directed UConn’s Summer & Winter Program and led the Library’s Undergraduate Education Team. She has a PhD in English literature from the University of Utah, an MLS from Southern CT State U, and a BA in English & German from Swarthmore College.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Qualitative & Quantitative Assessment Techniques
  • Writing
  • Project Management
  • Administrative data

 

Professional Affiliations 

 

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

 

Recent Works

 

Professional Affiliations 

McNeil, Erika Hanson

Erika McNeil has worked in a variety of academic libraries, including the University of Connecticut, the Ohio State University, MIT, Boston College, Wheaton College and the Ohio State University’s Health Sciences Library. In her career she has also gained a wide variety of experience in resource sharing, access services, technical services, and personnel management. She has held positions in library organizations, including Chair of the Boston Library Consortium’s Resource Sharing Community of Interest Group, in which she continues as an active member and collaborator. She is currently Co-Chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter’s Leadership Development Committee. She received her B.A. from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, her M.A. in English Literature from Boston College, and her M.L.I.S. from Southern Connecticut University.

 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Resource Sharing
  • Access Services
  • Personnel Management
  • Leadership

 

Recent Work

 

Professional Affiliations 

 

Goldstein, Shelley

Shelley is the Library Director at the Waterbury Campus Library and the contact person for instruction, reference, and acquisitions. She is an instructor for First Year Experience (FYE) classes, providing support to incoming students to ensure comfort in using the library. She also works closely with the Waterbury community and welcomes outreach opportunities. Shelley serves as a reviewer for various scholarly journals and holds a Masters in Library Science (M.L.S.) from Southern Connecticut State University and a B.A. in journalism from New York University.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • FYE support
  • Plagiarism prevention strategies
  • Citation assistance

 

Professional Affiliations