Provost Satish K. Tripathi has announced the appointment of Stephen M. Roberts as Associate Vice President for University Libraries, effective immediately.
Steve joined the University Libraries in 1977 charged to oversee the migration of major library units from the South to the North Campus. During the succeeding thirty years, the University Libraries have benefited from his strategic leadership in the transition to computerized library systems and services as well as the integration of online resources.
Since October 2005, Steve had been serving as Acting Associate Vice President. He and the entire staff of the University Libraries are presently engaged in a broad scale revisioning of library and learning spaces and services, conceptualizing a “21st century library” for a growing major research university.
Steve holds a BA in English from Johns Hopkins University, and an MLS from the University at Buffalo, and a Masters of Art in Teaching from Brown University. He has been an investigator in numerous nationally-sponsored grant programs funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Council on Library Resources that have focused on the utilization of emerging technologies to facilitate sharing of costly resources and publications among research libraries, or on the implementation of technologies to enhance use and access to special collections.