New Director Named for the Health Science Center Libraries

W. Wallace McLendon, MSLSWe are pleased to welcome W. Wallace McLendon, MSLS, as the new director of the Health Science Center Libraries, effective March 3, 2008.

Mr. McLendon comes to us from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has served as deputy director of the UNC Health Sciences Library since 2004, and associate director, library services, from 2001-2004.

Mr. McLendon has a broad background in library leadership and information technology. He has held library management positions at two large academic medical centers, UNC and the University of Pennsylvania; at an Area Health Education Center in North Carolina; at a three-hospital corporation in Washington state; and with state and local government agencies. His expertise in emerging information technologies, the electronic medical record and the changing landscape in scholarly communication is particularly relevant. He will also play an important role in planning and eliciting philanthropic support for a new HSC educational facility.

Mr. McLendon holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and a master of science degree in library science from UNC-Chapel Hill and has completed work toward a doctorate at Drexel University. In addition, he has to his credit an extensive list of professional service and committee contributions, as well as professional presentations, publications, grants and consultations.

For more information, please visit the HSC web site.