Dennis T. Clark
Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning
Research and Learning
Dennis T. Clark is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, the largest research university in Virginia. He is an ARL Library Leadership Fellow for 2016-2017. At VCU, he has been deeply involved in the design and programming of a $50 million library renovation and addition, led the effort to reimagine the library services model, expanded the reach of digital media as well as invigorating outreach efforts to academic disciplines. Prior to his appointment, he held evolving leadership roles in public services at Texas A&M University Libraries, where he earned tenure in 2010. He has extensive experience as a music librarian and served as Director of the Wilson Music Library and Lecturer of Music Bibliography at Vanderbilt University. In that role, he co-founded its Global Music Archive, a streaming repository of traditional music, and conducted fieldwork in East Africa. He currently serves on the editorial board of Public Services Quarterly and he has published the evolving intersections of library services and technology in Library Review, Library Hi-Tech, Performance Measurement and Metrics, Collection Building,and the Journal of Library Administration. He holds the MLIS from The University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree in music from Samford University.