September 26, 2019
Over the summer, we've had a few new hires and appointments. Here's a recap of who has joined our
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Hilary received her MLIS from the Pratt Institute where she received awards for Academic
Excellence, Graduate Student Leadership, and the NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award. Hilary
comes to the University of Wyoming by way of Maine where she was a Research Librarian
and E-Resources Management Assistant at Bates College. Hilary works in the Digital
Collections department and provides leadership and management for open scholarship,
scholarly identities, and open educational resources. She also works with stakeholders
throughout the University to identify and support digital platforms related to student
and faculty scholarship.
Assistant Dean, Education & Research Services
Kaijsa was appointed to the Assistant Dean role in late August. She now leads a library
division that includes Digital Collections, Special Collections, and Research & Instruction.
Kaijsa joined the Reference department in 2006 as the English Reference Librarian.
Most recently, she served as department chair of Research & Instruction. This past
summer she attended the prestigious Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.
Dr. Yolanda Hood
Dr. Yolanda Hood
Carol J. McMurry Distinguished Librarian for Academic Excellence
Dr. Hood joined the UW Libraries faculty on September 16. Dr. Hood arrived here from
Prince Edward Island, Canada, but was born and raised in North Carolina. She has worked
in libraries for 14 years and loves it because the students keep her young and on
her toes. As the Carol J. McMurry Distinguished Librarian for Academic Excellence,
she will work closely with students in the Honors College to help ensure their academic
success here at the University of Wyoming.
Associate Dean of Libraries
Cass was appointed to the Associate Dean role in July. Cass has worked at UW Libraries
for 16 years, serving as the distance learning librarian, the head of the Learning
Resource Center, and most recently, the assistant dean of Education & Research Services. In
her role as associate dean, Cass oversees all operational activities of the UW Libraries,
facilitates the work of the three large divisions of the Libraries, and provides oversight
for the appointment and promotion of library faculty.
Chair of Research & Instruction
Larry joined the UW Libraries faculty in 2002 and has served as the science librarian,
as head of the Geology Library, and as a research librarian in R&I. He holds an MLS
from Emporia State University and an MS in Environmental Engineering from Montana
State University. He has administered several grants related to digitization at UW
and his research interests relate to digital herbaria and teaching research data management. As
department chair, Larry plans and directs the daily work of Research & Instruction,
including coordinating the instruction program and research help services, as well
as supervising library faculty, staff and a graduate assistant.
Data Management Librarian
Shannon's most recent position was as a fellow in the National Library of Medicine
Associate Fellowship Program. She spent one year working and doing research at the
NLM in Bethesda, Maryland and then spent the second year of the fellowship as a liaison
librarian for Drexel University’s College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Shannon
works in the Digital Collections department and provides leadership and management
for the UW data repository. She also consults with UW faculty and students on research
data management, works to cultivate relationships with other departments on campus
working with data, and aims to educate the UW community on a variety of data management