Head, Collection Strategy and Development

Phone: +1-919-660-7892

As Head of Collection Strategy and Development, Jeff provides leadership and vision related to Duke University Libraries collections to ensure an appropriate scope and caliber for the resources available to the Duke community. The Collection Strategy and Development Department helps manage our collections budgets; coordinates the gifts-in-kind program; and convenes DUL's Collections Coordinators Group. We work with library staff in DUL, and in the Duke professional schools and non-Duke libraries to get things done with collections in ways that provide great service, help create the right scholarly communication ecosystem, and build on our existing strengths while developing in new directions for the future.

Before coming to Duke, Jeff was Director of Edwin Ginn Library and Information Technology at The Fletcher School (Tufts University), and held various collections, library technology and public services positions at Ex Libris, Simmons College, Harvard University, DePaul University and Connecticut College. He has a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz; and earned two Masters degrees (Library Science and History and Philosophy of Science) at Indiana University.