Pat Vince



Pat Vince


Director, User Services & Library IT


(504) 247-1369


User Services; Library IT


The Director for Access, Research and Instruction Services is responsible for planning and managing user access, Center for Library User Education, Music and Media and Microforms and newspaper services. Oversees hiring and evaluation of staff and librarians across divisions. Manages the library aspects of the Learning Commons partnership with other units on campus and works to strengthen these partnerships.  Works to develop and maintain a Learning Commons program that will enable students to develop a framework to understand and evaluate the impact of information technology and library resources on the choices they make as researchers and practitioners.  Contributes to library-wide strategic planning efforts and promotes and organizes regular evaluation of library services.  Helps to coordinate services at the main library with those at Tulane's other libraries.  Serves as liaison to other library divisions and to other units on campus as appropriate. Promotes library outreach and community services that span units within the division such as the library's support for teachers and students in the Lusher Charter School K-12 district.   

Degrees & Professional Certifications

MLIS, Library and Information Science - Louisiana State University

BA, Philosophy - Louisiana State University

Professional Affiliations

Association of College and Research Libraries

  • University Libraries Section
  • Instruction Section

American Library Association

  • Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
  • LLAMA Measurement Assessment and Evaluation Section (LLAMA-Maes)

Professional Activities

Keynote Speaker for Reed College’s Teaching with Digital Images Symposium, May 2009

Consulted in day-long workshop on Mellon grant proposal for implementing a consortium-wide Digital Library for the Ohio 5 Liberal Arts Colleges, May 2009

“Top Trends in Digitization.” OCLC Western Trek Magazine vol 4 no 3, p. 2 Summer 2008

ALA-Midwinter, Presented “Building the CCDL” Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 2008

OCLC Webinar, Presented “Institutional Repository at Claremont,” Nov 2007

Professional Interests

Library User Education

Library Services Assessment

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