2023 2023: New Dean of the Claire T. Carney Library appointed

2023 2023: New Dean of the Claire T. Carney Library appointed
New Dean of the Claire T. Carney Library appointed

Nancy M. Godleski, former Associate University Librarian at Vanderbilt University, named Dean

Nancy M. Godleski headshot
Nancy M. Godleski

Today, UMass Dartmouth Provost Hanchen Huang announced that Nancy M. Godleski was appointed Dean of the Claire T. Carney Library, effective August 1.

Godleski comes to UMass Dartmouth from Vanderbilt University, where her most recent position was Associate University Librarian for Collections and Core Services. In this role, she led the strategic direction and resource management for seven library employee units and collections services for nine libraries across the university. During her tenure at Vanderbilt, Godleski oversaw access services, acquisitions and e-resources, cataloging and metadata services, preservation, remote storage, interlibrary loan, collection development and analysis, government documents, and library technology and digital services. As a member of the library’s senior leadership team, she advocated for librarian advancement and established a collections council with representatives from each campus library and library unit to build understanding and consensus. Her responsibilities within Vanderbilt also included serving as interim director of the Eskind Biomedical Library and Stevenson Science and Engineering Library.

“I look forward to Nancy’s comprehensive strategic vision for the future of the library, including its central role in student and faculty knowledge creation, its relationship to the fast-changing world of information management, and the Library’s role in promoting undergraduate and graduate student success,” said Huang.

Before starting at Vanderbilt, Godleski worked at ProQuest (formerly LexisNexis and now Clarivate), where she liaised with academic libraries across the northeastern United States. She also served as the Kaplanoff Librarian for American History and American Studies at Yale University, teaching courses on research methodology and American history.