Alison Armstrong

AD for Research & Education

University Libraries Administration
1858 Neil Ave Mall RM 304H Columbus, OH 43210
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Alison Armstrong is the Associate Dean for Research and Education at The Ohio State University Libraries. Her portfolio includes oversight of Subject Librarians, Research Services, Teaching & Learning, and department libraries including the 24/7, 18th Avenue Library which houses University Libraries’ Research Commons. 

About Alison

Alison began her career as Instruction Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, went on to the University of Cincinnati where she was instrumental in establishing both the First Year Experience/Info Commons Initiative and the Student Technology Resource Center (STRC). She has held library leadership positions at UCLA, at the American University in Cairo, and at the University of Vermont. 


  • MA, Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA, English, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Leadership in Fundraising, Faculty Resource Network Seminar, New York University
  • Managing Innovation & Information Technology, Graduate Certificate, Champlain College

Areas of Interest

  • Convergence of information literacy, undergraduate students, and technology
  • Information literacy in the global or international context
  • Organizational culture, strategic planning, and leadership development

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Committees and Service

  • Management Committee
  • Faculty Advisory Council
  • ALA, ACRL, LLAMA member
  • ARL Academy Advisory Group
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance's Heads of Public Services, convener
  • Liaison to Faculty Advisory Council and Regional Librarians Group