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John Ulmschneider

University Librarian


(804) 828-1105
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 314-C


  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1981
  • B.A. Religious Studies, University of Virginia, 1976

Previous professional experience

  • Associate Director for Information Technology, North Carolina State University Libraries, 1989-1999
  • Head of Library Systems, North Carolina State University Libraries, 1986-1989
  • Systems Manager, College of William and Mary, 1984-1986
  • Systems Librarian, National Library of Medicine, 1982-1984
  • Library Associate, National Library of Medicine, 1981-1982

Selected presentations

  • Ulmschneider, J. & Gherman, P. (2006). Uses of new technologies in higher education and the resulting effects on the work of research libraries. Presented at Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Workshop for Non-MLS Library Professionals. 
  • Ulmschneider, J. (2003). VIVA: Quality and value for higher education. Presented at General Assembly House Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee.
  • Ulmschneider, J. (2002). Digital reference services: Models and regional realities. Presented at SOLINET Annual Membership Meeting.
  • Ulmschneider, J. (2000). Digital books: Growing threat? Presented to SOLINET Board of Directors.

Selected publications

  • Ulmschneider, J. (1996). Integrated electronic document delivery: Linchpin for campus information systems. EDUCOM Review, 27.
  • Ulmschneider, J. (1994). A model automated document delivery system for research libraries. Advances in Library Administration and Organization, 12.
  • Ulmschneider, J. & Mullin, P. (1990). Performance measures for online systems. North Carolina Libraries.

Selected university service

  • Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Council of Deans
  • University Council
  • VCU2020 Strategic Planning Commission, 2002-2006

Professional organizations

  • Richmond Academic Library Consortium 
  • Richmond Public Library Board of Directors
    • Finance Committee, Chair 
  • State Council of Higher Education Library Advisory Committee
    • Advocacy Task Force, Chair
  • Virtual Library of Virginia Steering Committee
    • Outreach Committee, Chair
  • Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
    • Board of Directors, 2001-2003

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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