by Jewel Caruso
Erin Leach, a doctoral candidate, will be serving as the head of strategic projects and organizational effectiveness as a member of the University Libraries Administration starting July 1, 2022.
Leach first joined the Libraries in 2014 as head of serials cataloging and also was the special collections cataloging librarian. In the summer of 2021, she transitioned to serving in an interim capacity where she coordinated revisions to their strategic plan, assessed the Libraries' existing organizational structure, and led the team that developed the Libraries' Diversity & Inclusive Excellence plan.
In her new role, she will continue to work on projects of strategic importance while also being responsible for coordinating special projects, fostering a culture of organizational assessment, and increasing organizational effectiveness by supporting various committees and working groups across the Libraries. In addition, she will support the success of the Libraries by leading projects and initiatives that focus on growth and success.
Leach earned her BA in English from Butler University and her MA in Information Science and Learning Technology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In addition to her work at the Libraries, Erin is a doctoral candidate at the McBee Institute studying the history of land-grant education in the Southern United States.
Congratulations to Leach on her new role!