Richard Clement, Dean
Richard Clement
Richard Clement is the Dean of College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences. Before coming to UNM, he served as dean at Utah State University from 2008 to 2014. At USU he transformed library services to provide digital content to six campuses and numerous centers across the state. At the same time, he has insured the preservation of the unique and rare materials that constitute the collective cultural heritage. Clement has devoted his energies to balancing the digital transformation that is changing libraries and universities with the traditional values of preserving the diverse cultural heritage for all citizens and all time. Previous to USU, Clement was head of the department of special collections at the University of Kansas, where he also taught a course in the History of the Book as a courtesy professor of English.
Frances C. Wilkinson, Senior Associate Dean
Frances Wilkinson
Dr. Frances C. Wilkinson is the Senior Associate Dean of University Libraries and a Professor of Librarianship at the University of New Mexico. Fran has over twenty years of professional academic library experience and she is responsible for Administrative Services (including assessment, budget and finance, facilities, information technology, marketing, and human resources) and Technical Services. She is also the Administrative Director of the Organization, Information & Learning Sciences program since 2012.
Fran received her Bachelor of Arts with distinction, her Master of Public Administration, and her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico. She received her Master of Library Science from the University of Arizona. A member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and a past president and treasurer of the UNM chapter, she is also a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha (Public Administration) and Pi Lambda Theta (Education) Academic Honor Societies. She also received the American Library Association’s, ALCTS, Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award.

Fran is the author of eight books and over fifty articles, chapters, columns, and reports. She serves on several editorial boards and was a journal column editor. She is a member of the American Library Association and its ACRL, ALCTS, and LLAMA divisions, serving on or chairing various committees. She is also very active on UNM faculty senate committees, currently serving as chair or a member of several. In addition, she serves as a mediator for the UNM Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Services.

Fran teaches graduate courses and serves as a faculty advisor in the Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences program. Her research and consulting interests include leadership, organizational development, qualitative research, competitive procurement, disaster preparedness and recovery, acquisitions, and computer ergonomics.

Mark Emmons, Associate Dean of Public Services
Mark Emmons

Dr. Mark Emmons is the Associate Dean for Puiblic Services and a Professor of Librarianship at the University of New Mexico. He is responsible for access services, interlibary loan, reference, instruction, collections, and research data services.

Mark has over twenty years of professional experience as an academic librarian, working at Occidental College before accepting a faculty position at UNM. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and his Master of Library Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Doctor of Education at the University of New Mexico.

Mark is the author of the book Film and Television: A Guide to the Reference Literature and has published extensively about film resources, information literacy and library instruction, and the value of the academic library.

Mark is an active member of the American Library Association and the Association of College & Research Libraries. He has served as a senator for the UNM Faculty Senate and as a member of numerous committees. He also serves as a mediator for the UNM Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Services.

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