Office of the Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries

Photograph of Damon Jaggars
Damon Jaggars
Vice Provost and Director

The Office of the Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries provides vision, strategic direction, and leadership to ensure University Libraries’ position as one of the nation’s leading academic research libraries.

This office collaborates with partners across the university, state, and world to advance the education, research, and engagement mission of this public land-grant institution in the following ways:

  • Modeling excellence within the university and academic research library communities to increase the impact of University Libraries.
  • Creating enriching experiences for university faculty, staff, students, and scholars through seamless discovery, access, and delivery of the Libraries' distinctive collections, content, and resources

University Libraries Executive Committee

Alison Armstrong, Associate Director for Research and Education, 614-292-6206

Lisa Carter, Associate Director for Special Collections and Area Studies, 614-292-6889

Lisa Patton-Glinski, Chief Administrative Officer, Planning and Administration, 614-688-7425

Karla Strieb, Associate Director for Content and Access,614-292-6840

Jennifer Vinopal, Associate Director for Information Technology, 614-292-6864

University Libraries Administrative Team

Elaine D. Pritchard, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries, 614-292-4241

Christine OConnell, Administrative Associate II, 614-514-5874


Tara KreiderDevelopment & Events Assistant, 614-292-8174


Larry Allen, Manager of Marketing and Communications, 614-292-8999

Outreach and Engagement

Quanetta Batts, Program Director, 614-688-1518

Shannon Niemeyer, Events Manager, 614-292-5345

Ruth Sesco, Program Coordinator, 614-292-3955