Office of the Vice Provost and Dean

Photograph of Damon Jaggars
Damon Jaggars
Vice Provost and Dean

The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean 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 Dean for Research and Education, 614-292-6206

Musa OlakaAssociate Dean for Special Collections and Area Sudies

Thomas Dickens, Chief Diversity Officer, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 614-247-9589

Cory Tressler, Assistant Dean for Technology and Digital Programs, 614-292-2578

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


University Libraries Administrative Team

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

Christine OConnell, Executive Assistant, 614-514-5874


Maddie Wilming, Assistant Director of Development

Marissa Deerwester, Donor Experience Specialist, 614-247-5949


Casey Cramer, Interim Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication, 614-247-6385

Pamela McClung, Senior Graphic and Motion Designer, 614-292-7089  

Holly Cooper, Senior Digital Content Specialist 

Outreach and Engagement

Quanetta Batts, Program Director, 614-688-1518

Shannon Niemeyer, Event Manager, 614-292-5345

Alicia Perkins, Outreach & Engagement Assistant, 614-292-4089

Christina Adams, Event Coordinator, 614-688-2749