Distance Learning Programs

Connie Baird

Connie Baird


bairdc@uky.edu  |  (859) 257-8135

Constance M. Baird has served as Director of Distance Learning Programs (DLP) at the University of Kentucky since 1984 where she has a strategic role in the development, delivery, evaluation, policy creation and evolution of institutional e-learning. Within that role, Ms. Baird leads the DLP team in its work with faculty across disciplines to create innovative and collaborative methods to deliver academic programming using a variety of media including emerging web 2.0 technologies. In addition, she teaches in the Distance Education Graduate Certificate and serves on several statewide and national boards shaping the future of distance learning. Prior to her administrative role, Ms. Baird was academic library faculty and was proud to serve as the first full-time Distance Learning Librarian at UK.

Carla Cantagalo

Carla Cantagallo

Distance Learning Librarian

carla@uky.edu  |  (859) 257-0500 x2171

Carla holds a M.S. in Library Science from the University of Kentucky and a B.A. in English from Regis College in Denver, Colorado. She has served twice as the Distance Learning Librarian at the University of Kentucky. Carla has held her current position since 2005 and was the “Extension Librarian” at U.K. from 1989 to 1990, when she moved to the Reference Department. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty for the School of Library and Information Science (Master Degree Program), at the University of Kentucky. As an adjunct professor, she taught the required course LIS 601 “Information Seeking, Retrieval and Services”. During her first semester in Library School, Carla was a distance learner herself.