Dr. Stacey Greenwell has been Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the University of Kentucky Libraries since August 2010. This position is administratively responsible for all public services based in the William T. Young Library (reference, information literacy, information commons, circulation, interlibrary loan, audio-visual services) as well as nine branch locations. Formerly she was the Head of the Information Commons (the Hub), a vibrant, collaborative student space which combined a technology help desk and computer lab with traditional library reference services. She served on the planning group for the Hub and managed its operation for nearly four years. She was the library liaison English Department which included selecting library materials focused on English language and literature as well as providing library instruction for the English Department. From 2001-2006, she was Desktop Support Librarian and then Head of Desktop Support, providing technology management and technical consultation to library employees. She is active on a number of committees, including currently serving as Chair of the campus Academic Computing Committee and is a past chair of the University Libraries Faculty Council.
Active in the Special Libraries Association (SLA) since 2001, Dr. Greenwell is a member of the Kentucky Chapter and the Academic, Information Technology, Education, and Leadership and Management Divisions. She was inducted into the SLA Fellows in 2009 and was the recipient of the Dow Jones Leadership Award in 2010. She has served the Information Technology Division in a number of roles, including Chair in 2007 and Program Planner in 2005 and was the recipient of the Grieg Aspnes Outstanding Member Award in 2010. Leading the petition drive to launch the Academic Division in 2008, she was the division's first chair and was the first recipient of the division's Outstanding Member Award in 2011. She has served on a number of association-level committees, including the Centennial Commission, 2010 Annual Conference Planning Committee, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, Contributed Papers Committee, Technology Advisory Council, and Professional Development Advisory Council. She has twice been a candidate for the SLA Board of Directors. She has served the Kentucky Chapter in a number of roles and was the recipient of the chapter’s Outstanding Member Award in 2008 and the chapter’s Professional Award in 2006 and 2013. In 2015 she served as Director on the Leadership and Management Executive Board.
She is participating in other international leadership activities through her involvement on the Program Committee of the 2015 and 2016 European Conference on Information Literacy. In addition, she is a Standing Committee Member for the Education and Training Section (SET) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 2015-2019.
Dr. Greenwell is a 2009 Frye/Leading Change Leadership Institute Fellow and a recipient of the Lyrasis NextGen Librarian Award for Leadership. She is frequently invited to speak at conferences and workshops on library and technology-related topics with recent presentations focused on her dissertation research. For nearly four years, Stacey wrote about information commons, library, and technology issues on The Uncommon Commons blog.
She has taught an academic libraries course for the iSchools at Syracuse University and the University of Kentucky.
She earned a doctorate from the University of Kentucky's College of Education in Instruction and Administration, Instructional Systems Design. She also holds an MLS and a BA in English.