Latin America and Caribbean

Sandra (Sandy) Yee

Dean of University Libraries and the School of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University

Sandra (Sandy) Yee

Sandy Yee has served as Dean of the University Libraries and the Library and Information Science Program at Wayne State University since May 2001. Prior to joining Wayne State, Sandy spent 19 years at Eastern Michigan University in various library administrative roles including professor and associate dean. She also has experience in community college, high school and junior high school libraries.

Sandy joined the OCLC Board of Trustees in November 2008 after her election by OCLC Members Council in May 2008. She served as President of Members Council during its 2007-2008 session.

Currently, Sandy serves on the ARL Board of Directors. In addition to her previous service on OCLC Members Council (2001-2008) Sandy has served on numerous committees of the Association of College & Research Libraries including the Budget and Finance Committee. She has been an active member of the Michigan Library Association (MLA), serving as its president, treasurer, and academic division chair; and in 1999, she was named MLA's Librarian of Year. She also serves on the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation Board.

Sandy presents and publishes on a variety of topics relating to academic libraries including instruction, outreach and digital projects. She is also actively engaged in Library and Information Science education activities.

Sandy holds an EdD in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Michigan, and bachelor's and MLS degrees from Western Michigan University.


  • Board of Trustees, Chair