Dean of Library Services to serve as chair for state consortium

Jun 11, 2012 | General News

Michael A. DiCarlo, dean of library services and Thomas Jackson Magee Ross Endowed Professor at Louisiana Tech University, will serve as Chair for the Louisiana Academic Library and Information Network Consortium (LALINC) for 2012-2013.
LALINC is a partnership of participating libraries and organizations joined together under the general governance of the Board of Regents. The organization represents both public and private university, college, and community/technical libraries in Louisiana.
“I hope to spend this next year working on a new strategic plan for the Consortium to prepare us for the new educational and user demands faced by our post-secondary libraries,” said DiCarlo.  “We will be working with all our public and private universities to find the resources needed to maintain Louisiana’s university library collections and services.”
The LALINC strives to develop cooperation in a broad range of library services, foster resource sharing among Louisiana libraries, and serve as the entity under which a variety of cooperative programs will be developed and/or sponsored.  It also makes recommendations regarding the operation and orderly growth of the Louisiana Online University Information System (LOUIS) and serves as a resource to the Board of Regents in matters relating to academic libraries in Louisiana.
DiCarlo has been with the Prescott Memorial Library at Louisiana Tech since 1983.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in 1975 and a Master of Library Sciences from Louisiana State University in 1977, and is a member of the American Library Association, Louisiana Library Association, and Phi Alpha Theta.