The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that Dennis Clark will join its senior administration as Associate University Librarian for Public Services, beginning on February 19, 2018.
Dennis has deep experience in public service leadership, having served in roles with increasing responsibility at Vanderbilt, Texas A&M and Virginia Commonwealth universities. His most recent position is at VCU, where he has served since 2011 as the Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning. He is well known as an innovator and collaborator, having spearheaded new programs and services in all of his previous positions, and having worked successfully with campus partners on institutional initiatives and with his staff to better integrate their work into the academic community.
Dennis also brings deep knowledge and experience with library renovations. He led the programming for a $50 million renovation of the library at VCU, developing a new service model, instituting new services to foster innovative student work, and creating a wealth of new spaces to support a full range of academic activities. This project was awarded a “New Landmark Library” designation from Library Journal in 2016.
Having received his B.A. in Music from Samford University and his M.L.I.S. from the University of Alabama, Dennis has continued his education in a variety of institutes and workshops, including in the highly competitive ARL Library Leadership Fellows program. He is an active contributor to the profession, and has published and presented in a wide variety of professional settings on a range of public service topics.