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Kathy Crowe Named Interim Dean of University Libraries

Associate Dean Kathy Crowe has been named Interim Dean of University Libraries at UNCG, effective April 1.  She replaces Dean Rosann Bazirjian, who is retiring.

In making the announcement of her appointment to the faculty and staff of the University Libraries, Provost Dana Dunn said, “My interactions with the members of the Library community around this process reinforce my view that UNCG is fortunate to have talented and dedicated faculty and staff members.   Kathy will work closely with Rosann Bazirjian over the next few months to facilitate the transition. I know she will also work collaboratively with other Library administrators to ensure that the Libraries continue along their trajectory of accomplishment.”

Crowe came to UNCG in 1983 as a Reference Librarian and Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator and became Head of the Reference Department in 1996.  As Associate Dean since 2006, Kathy has been responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of all public services including Research, Outreach and Instructional Services, Access and Delivery Services, the Digital Media Commons and the Harold Schiffman Music Library. She is particularly interested in information literacy, assessing user needs, enhancing customer services, learning spaces and marketing library services to all user groups.

In addition to the M.L.S. from Indiana University, Crowe has a B.A. in History from Randolph-Macon College and a M.A. in History from the University of Georgia. She has written articles and delivered presentations nationally and internationally on information literacy, library assessment, learning spaces and leadership.

A former Chair of the UNCG Faculty Senate and very active in campus governance throughout her career, she was also the co-recipient of UNCG’s Student Learning Enhancement Award in 2012.