Congratulations to Luke Vilelle, Hollins’ new University Librarian

Please join the Wyndham Robertson Library in congratulating our next University Librarian, Luke Vilelle.

Luke Vilelle came to Hollins in 2007. As Public Services and Liaison Librarian, he has led a student-centered team focusing on excellence in service and learning. Innovative additions to the library’s outreach have included the Student Advisory Committee and the Library Research Award. He also helped double the library’s instruction program, while improving instruction quality with multiple assessment programs.

Active in the library profession nationally and at the state level, he currently chairs the American Library Association (ALA) poster session committee, and is working with VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, to represent the Commonwealth’s private institutions in the development of proposals for institutional repository software to create a digital library for scholarly work.

Luke Vilelle has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, including an article that received the 2010 Reference Service Press award from the Reference and User Services Association of ALA. A chapter for the book Excellence in the stacks: Strategies, practices and reflections of award-winning libraries, co-authored with librarian Maryke Barber, will be published this spring.