The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that Mira Waller will join the Library as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Learning Services. Waller will begin at UVA on March 30, 2020.
As AUL for Research and Learning Services, Waller will serve on the Library’s Senior Leadership Team, providing leadership for the subject liaison program, the teaching and learning program, faculty programs, and specialized user services. She will guide the Library’s information services, including reference, reserves and circulation, and will ensure that the libraries provide a consistent, pleasant, and productive experience to all researchers and Library visitors. Waller will also oversee the development of services and programming for new and evolving teaching and research tools and methods, including those for digital scholarship, multimedia production and use, and data management and analysis.
Waller is currently the Head of the Research Engagement Department in the North Carolina State University Libraries. She leads and oversees a department that provides expertise and services to enhance research and academic engagement; coordinates management of the Libraries’ high-tech spaces; and explores ways to partner with the NC State community throughout the research and academic enterprise.
Waller came to the NC State University Libraries as Associate Head, Collections & Research Strategy, a role in which she shared management responsibility for the department and for the Libraries’ collections budget. She has been an active participant in the movement to re-envision the role of the subject liaison, both at NC State and nationally, contributing to the development of tools and training to enhance support for research.
Before joining the NC State University Libraries, Waller was Director of Publishing Services for Project Euclid, an online community and publishing platform for mathematics and statistics scholarship, managed jointly by Cornell University Library and Duke University Press. Previously she served as Assistant Director of Archives, at Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives. Waller has a long track record as a collaborative leader, and has published and presented widely on topics related to libraries, archives, and academic publishing.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the UVA Library during this time of tremendous opportunity and change in higher education,” said Waller. “And I look forward to collaborating with my outstanding colleagues in the Library, our accomplished faculty and talented students, and other campus stakeholders to advance the research, teaching, learning and service missions of UVA.”