September 25, 2023

Please Complete Library Survey

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is conducting a survey to inform their strategic planning efforts. CRRL is an important partner for the university, and we are exploring ways the UMW Libraries can work with them to provide services to the campus and to the community. If you live in the area served by CRRL, please take a few minutes to complete the survey:


Rosemary Arneson
University Librarian

UMW Librarian Candidates to Visit

Campus visits have been scheduled for the four finalists being considered for the position of director of the UMW libraries. There will be two open forums for all faculty and staff for each candidate.

Open Forum, University Hall, North Building
4-5 PM, Aug. 30, Sept. 1, Sept. 7, Sept. 9

Open Forum, Lee Hall 411
2-3 PM, Aug. 31, Sept. 2, Sept. 8, Sept. 10

Each open forum will begin with a 5-minute presentation by the candidate followed by Q&A

The candidates and their visit dates are:

Ann Watson—Aug. 30-31
Frank Allen—Sept. 1-2
Bella Gerlich—Sept. 7-8
Rosemary Arneson—Sept. 9-10

After each visit, the committee will send an email to all faculty and staff with a link to a brief evaluation of the candidate. Please fill these out for the committee so that they can best represent your views.

The University Librarian Search Committee membership is as follows:
Jack Bales, Library, Simpson Library
Paul Boger, Library, Stafford Library
Galen DeGraff, College of Business
Donna Hudgins, Library, Simpson Library
Sarah Lowdon, Student Representative
Jeffrey McClurken, CAS, History and American Studies, Chair
Torre Meringolo, Advancement & University Relations
Nina Mikhalevsky, CAS, Classics, Philosophy, and Religion
Patrick Murrayjohn, Teaching & Learning Technologies
Beth Perkins, Library, Simpson Library
Tamie Pratt-Fartro, College of Education