Chris Shaffer
Chris is an open science advocate and serves as University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information Management. Contact him to discuss the vision, strategic plan, and services of the UCSF Library.

Welcoming the new AUL for Research and Learning

I am pleased to announce that Micquel Little has been appointed Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Learning. She holds a BA and MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from St. John Fisher College.

Micquel has substantial leadership experience and a contagious attitude for collaboration. Her leadership philosophy focuses on the development and support of librarians and staff. Micquel cultivates flexible, dynamic, user-centered teams to meet the changing needs of faculty and students. She empowers people to connect with the resources and partners they need to be successful.

Micquel comes to UCSF from The Claremont Colleges Library, where she served as Director of User Services and Resource Sharing since 2015. Prior to working at The Claremont Colleges, Micquel lived in Rochester, New York, where she held the position of Assistant Director of Libraries at State University of New York’s (SUNY) Monroe Community College. She has also served as Access Services Librarian for the Lavery Library at St. John Fisher College. At both institutions, Micquel developed and implemented strategic plans aligned with the institution’s mission and initiatives.

Micquel has experience leading and implementing multiple strategic initiatives, including numerous space renovations, a complete website redesign, the review and development of services to better support the needs of the campus community, enhanced communication programs, the design and implementation of operationalized assessment, and library system integrations and support. 

Micquel has had proven success in serving as an ambassador for libraries. She will represent the Library with various consortia, both at the state and national levels, and can enhance the Library’s visibility through partnerships with industry vendors, leaders, and organizations. In fall 2018, OCLC chose Micquel as one of only four top industry leaders across the nation to collaborate with them in rethinking their strategy and plans for the direction of their resource sharing systems and communities. In 2017, Micquel implemented a grant received from Steelcase Education to redesign the library’s main classroom in order to enhance active learning with librarians, special collections & archives, faculty, and students. In 2017-2018 Micquel served as the ALA RUSA STARS Section Chair and has also served as a member of the IDS Project’s Administration Team as the founder and coordinator for the IDS Project’s Online Learning Institute and Administration Team since 2014.

Thank you to the search committee, and everyone who participated in the selection process. 

Please join me in giving Micquel a warm welcome to our Library Team!