University Libraries and Learning Sciences

Richard W. Clement, Dean
MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-4241
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Distinguished Professor
Dr. Charlotte Nirmalani Gunawardena, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Claire-Lise Benaud, M.L.S., Columbia University
Sever Bordeianu, M.A., University of Mississippi; M.L.I.S., University of Texas (Austin)
Patricia Boverie, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
Mark Emmons, Ed.D., University of New Mexico; M.L.S., University of California (Los Angeles)
William Michener, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Gary Smith, Ph.D., Oregon State University
Frances C. Wilkinson, Ed.D., M.P.A., University of New Mexico; M.L.S., University of Arizona

Associate Professors
Paulita Aguilar, M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma
Audra Bellmore, Ph.D., Loyola University (Chicago)
Karl Benedict, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Susanne Clement, M.L.S., Emporia State University
Kevin J. Comerford, M.S.I.S., University of North Texas
Amy S. Jackson, M.S.L.I.S., Simmons College
Teresa Y. Neely, Ph.D., M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh
Suzanne Schadl, Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Assistant Professors
Stephanie Beene, M.S., University of Texas (Austin); M.A., University of California (Riverside)
Elizabeth Cooper, M.L.I.S., University of Texas (Austin)
David Hurley, M.L.I.S., University of Washington
Sung Pil Kang, Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington)
Sarah Kostelecky, M.A., University of Arizona
Victor Law, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Jorge R. Lopez-McKnight, M.L.S., Indiana University
Cindy Pierard, M.L.I.S., Indiana University
Todd Quinn, M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
Laura Soito, M.L.I.S., The University of North Carolina (Greensboro)
Vanessa L. Svihla, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin)
Lori Townsend, M.L.I.S., San Jose State University

Lecturers III
Lea Briggs, Ed.D., University of South Dakota; M.L.S., Emporia State University
Jonathan Wheeler, M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)


University Libraries

University Libraries (UL) serves the entire University community with quality materials and services, and supports users at all levels, from entering freshman to scholars working on highly advanced research topics. University Libraries is part of the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences which also houses the Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences degree-granting academic program.

University Libraries and Learning Sciences comprises four libraries:

  • Centennial Science and Engineering Library
  • Fine Arts and Design Library
  • Parish Memorial Library
  • Zimmerman Library

UL holdings include books (3 million), journals, serials, manuscripts, and digital resources. The UL also provides patrons with access to specialized equipment such as desktop or laptop computers, copiers, printers, free scanning, and microform readers and printers. UL electronic resources are available via the Internet by visiting the college Web site. UL special collections include rare books, manuscripts, photos, music, maps, art, pictorials, artifacts, and architectural plans. University Libraries is a Regional Depository for federal government publications as well as a depository for State of New Mexico publications and is a gateway for access to government information. 

University Libraries reference services provide research and information assistance via our Ask a Librarian service at: (505) 277-9100, by text message: (505) 431-4711, online chat or email from the college Web site, and in person at each location. Workshops on using electronic information resources and course-related library instruction are provided. Special services for students with disabilities are provided in cooperation with the office of Accessibility Services.

Centennial Science and Engineering Library

The Centennial Science and Engineering Library serves the School of Engineering, plus biological, environmental, and earth and planetary sciences; physics and astronomy; mathematics; chemistry; psychology; and a number of research institutes. The library houses the Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC), which includes maps, images, aerial photos, and other cartographic and geographic resources. Centennial is located on two underground floors in the Electrical and Computer Engineering building complex.

Fine Arts and Design Library

The Fine Arts and Design Library supports curriculum in the fields of art and art history, photography, music, theatre, dance, interdisciplinary film and digital media, architecture, and landscape architecture. The Fine Arts and Design Library is located on the top floor of the School of Architecture and Planning building, George Pearl Hall.

William J. Parish Memorial Library for Business and Economics

Parish Library supports the curriculum of the Anderson School of Management and the Department of Economics, as well as the New Mexico Business community. Parish Library is located in the Anderson School of Management.

Zimmerman Library

Zimmerman Library houses book, periodical, and microform collections in the humanities, social sciences, and education, as well as housing the majority of the Government Documents Collection. A large number of computers and reservable study spaces are located in Zimmerman Library. The Indigenous Nations Library Program and Latin American Collections (in the Herzstein Latin American Reading Room) in Zimmerman Library provide special assistance with library collections. Zimmerman Library is located on the north side of Smith Plaza in the center of the main campus.

Zimmerman is consistently voted the best place to study on campus by students.

The Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR), located in the West Wing of Zimmerman Library, is a major resource for the study of New Mexico, the Southwest and the American West. It is also a special handling facility for archives, manuscripts, historical photographs, architectural archives and rare books. The Anderson Reading Room is a service point for all of the collections. CSWR manages the digitization of a large number of special collections, making them freely available online to scholars across the world.

College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (ULLS)

The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences is comprised of the University Libraries system of four libraries located on the central campus and the Organization, Information and Learning Sciences academic program (OILS). The UL supports student learning, faculty teaching, and research.

Organization, Information and Learning Sciences (OILS)

The Organization, Information and Learning Sciences program focuses on adult learning; the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of training; organization development; learning sciences; distance education; e-Learning; and instructional technology systems. Bachelor-, master-, and doctoral-level degrees are awarded in Organization, Information and Learning Sciences.

Associated Departments

Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences

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1 University of New Mexico
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