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Syracuse University Libraries recently promoted MELINDA DERMODY to associate dean for academic success, after she successfully filled the role in an interim capacity for more than a year. Dermody has 25 years of leadership and management experience in academic libraries and brings an unwavering focus and dedication to advancing the Syracuse University Libraries’ commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. As associate dean for academic success, her portfolio includes access & resource sharing, which provides users with seamless access to needed resources, including circulating collections and equipment, study rooms, interlibrary loan, preservation, and alternate format services for accessibility; information literacy, which delivers quality instructional opportunities to advance the university’s teaching and learning; and learning & academic engagement, which supports student achievement and success through services including reference, printing and technology support, outreach and liaison partnerships, instruction, event planning, exhibitions and user experience. Since joining Syracuse University Libraries in 2005, Dermody held progressively more senior positions, including most recently as head of access and resource sharing. 

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