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Lori Birrell

University of Arkansas
Head, Special Collections
Fayetteville, Arkansas Area
As Head of the Special Collections Department at the University of Arkansas, my role is to provide strategic direction to our department in support of our strategic priorities. I lead a group of 13 dedicated and highly skilled faculty and staff members. Together we provide services, spaces, and areas of expertise to foster the research and learning mission of the University. My research focuses on leadership skill development and building capacity throughout our organization. Look for my forthcoming monograph, Developing the Next Generation of Library Leaders, to be published by ACRL later this year!