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Lorelei Tanji appointed University Librarian

Lorelei Tanji
Lorelei Tanji, University Librarian 

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Sheree Baugh
Library Development Office

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Lorelei Tanji as university librarian, effective October 1, 2012. 

Ms. Tanji joined UC Irvine in 1990 as fine arts librarian, and has served as associate university librarian (AUL) for collections since 2002 and as interim university librarian since April of last year. As AUL for collections, she has been responsible for the management of more than 3.2 million volumes and 132,000 journals in electronic and print formats, as well as myriad manuscripts, microforms, maps, data, and digital collections held in Langson Library, Ayala Science Library, and Grunigen Medical Library. She has also long been part of the library's senior administrative team dealing with library-wide strategic planning and policy decision-making, providing leadership for participation in UC collaborative collection development activities, and representing the libraries in a wide range of campus, university, regional and national bodies. She holds an M.L.S. in Library & Information Science and an M.A. in Music from UCLA, and a B.A. in Music from U.C. Davis.

As interim university librarian, Ms. Tanji has already made tremendous strides in advancing the mission of the UCI Libraries. She developed budget planning models that will support library functions under a variety of funding scenarios; successfully engaged community members and library donors; appointed several senior managers to ensure strong library leadership for the academic units and digital library infrastructure; and oversaw the completion of renovations in Langson Library and Ayala Science Library. She addressed campus user priorities for print and digital collections that support teaching and research; supported transitions from print to digital collections and the maintenance of a robust library website; and assessed future library needs and opportunities. She also remained deeply involved in library leadership at the system-wide, regional and national levels.

Please join us in welcoming Lorelei Tanji to her new role.

Chancellor Michael V. Drake <http://www.chancellor.uci.edu>

Interim Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Susan Bryant <http://www.evc.uci.edu>