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Theresa S. Byrd

Dean of the University Library, University of San Diego

Theresa S. Byrd

Dr. Theresa S. Byrd is Dean of the University Library at the University of San Diego. Before taking her current position as library dean at University of San Diego, Dr. Byrd was the Chief Information Officer and Director of Libraries at Ohio Wesleyan University and Director of Learning Resources at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Virginia. She has extensive experience in higher education and academic libraries.

Dr. Byrd currently serves on the American Library Association's Committee on Accreditation, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Library Services to Multicultural Populations Committee, and the Center for Research Libraries' Human Resources and Compensation Committee.

She is a past member of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Steering Committee. Dr. Byrd chaired the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) Board. Her extensive consortial experience includes service as Chair of the Virtual Library of Virginia Steering Committee, the Richmond Academic Library Consortium, and the OhioNET Board, as well as membership and committee service in OhioLINK. She served on the Catholic Research Resources Alliance Board. She served twice on the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Board of Directors and on numerous ACRL committees. She was instrumental in developing the ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Program.

Dr. Byrd is a speaker, panelist, and facilitator at professional conferences. Her current research interests include academic libraries and emotional intelligence, mentoring, and diversity.

She holds an Ed.D. from the University of Virginia, an M.Ed. from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University, and a B.A. from Shaw University.

Term of Service

November 2019—November 2023