CONTACT: SHAWN PRESLEY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
UI Libraries appoints head of Information, Research and Instructional
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Carol Hughes has been appointed head of Information,
Research and Instructional Management (IRIS) at the University of Iowa.
In Hughes' new position, she will supervise the IRIS management team
providing leadership for Information and Research Services (Reference),
the Information Arcade and the Media Services Department. The appointment
begins June 2.
Prior to her appointment at the UI, Hughes was a member services officer
for the Research Libraries Group (RLG), a library organization headquartered
in California, where she was responsible for planning and implementation
of cooperative projects in support of local, national and international
access to information. She held primary responsibility for SHARES, the
RLG resource sharing program.
Hughes also held the position of assistant to the director at the University
of Michigan Libraries where she worked on a variety of programs and projects
related to critical issues facing large research libraries. She also worked
for the RLG project Preferred Futures for Libraries, publishing two documents
with Richard Dougherty, former dean of Library Services at the University
Hughes taught library science at the University of Michigan and business
administration courses at the University of Wyoming. Her other professional
library positions include director of the University Center at Tulsa Library;
head of Technical Services for Cities Service Oil and Gas Library; coordinator
of the Tulsa Area Library Cooperative; and cataloger at the University
of Wyoming Libraries.
With an extensive publication record on scholarly communication, library
cooperation, and copyright journals, Hughes holds a doctorate in library
and information science from the University of Michigan, an M.B.A. from
the University of California at Los Angeles, and an M.L.S. and bachelor's
in Latin from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.