I am the Interim University Librarian, a job I assumed when Bruce Miller, the Founding University Librarian, retired in May of 2011. Prior to that, I was the UCM Deputy University Librarian and have been with UCM Library since 2002, long before there was a campus, faculty, or students. In my current position I am ultimately responsible for library planning and strategy as well as the management of the library budget and staff. I am interested in a number of research areas related to libraries and information science and have published widely in these fields. Lately I’ve taken an interest in how artificial intelligence might be used to improve the success of undergraduate researchers working on papers and projects for their courses. I am also interested in literary studies and have edited or authored several books and articles related to the literature of the American West and to children’s literature.