Helen Reed

Helen Reed

Dean, University Libraries

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Helen Reed is responsible for leading the UNC Libraries in providing an environment, resources, and services for learning and research to the academic community. Selected as Dean in 2011, she came to the UNC Libraries in 1990 as the Assistant Director for Access Services and Budgets and since that time held several positions including Associate Dean. Prior to coming to UNC, Reed held positions in the libraries at Northwestern University and Duke University. She earned her master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. In 2012, she was selected to participate in the biennial Senior Fellow Library Leadership program held by the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Reed is active in numerous consortial and professional organizations at the state, regional and national levels serving in leadership roles with the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, the Colorado Library Consortium and the Association for Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association. Her scholarly interests include the role of libraries in student success and developing services and spaces to meet the needs of 21st century students.