Dennis T. Clark has joined the University of Virginia Library as Associate University Librarian for Public Services. Previously, he served for seven years as Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Clark was an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow for 2016-2017. At VCU, he was deeply involved in the design and programing of a $50 million library renovation and addition, led the effort to reimagine the library services model, expanded the reach of digital media and special collections as well as invigorated outreach efforts to academic disciplines. He has extensive experience as a music librarian and served as Director of the Wilson Music Library and Lecturer of Music Bibliography at Vanderbilt University. In that role, he co-founded its Global Music Archive, a streaming repository of traditional music, and conducted fieldwork in East Africa. He currently serves on the editorial board of Public Services Quarterly and he has published the evolving intersections of library services and technology in Library Review, Library Hi-Tech, Performance Measurement and Metrics, Collection Building, and the Journal of Library Administration. He speaks regularly on the role of services in research libraries.
Dennis holds an MLIS from The University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree in music from Samford University.