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University Librarian's Bio

Eleanor S. Uhlinger
University Librarian
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California

Ms. Eleanor Uhlinger, University Librarian since 2006, is the chief administrative officer and Director of the Dudley Knox Library. Her responsibilities include providing vision and leadership for the Library and campus in accordance with and in support of the NPS mission and strategic plan. The University Librarian has responsibility for all library operations, including: facilities, finance, human resources, information resources (selection, discovery, access and preservation), and library technology. She is responsible for formulating and implementing policies, programs, and services that support NPS resident and distributed instructional and research programs.

The University Librarian is a member of the NPS senior leadership team and serves on the: President’s Executive Council, Provost’s Council, NPS Strategic Planning Council, Deans and Chairs; and she Chairs the University Librarian's Advisory Group.  She also serves on various campus committees. Ms. Uhlinger is a member of the: Library Advisory Board of the American Geophysical Union Publications Committee; Administrative Council of Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Library System; Administrative Council of the Pacific Library Partnership, and Board of Directors for Califa Library Group.  Ms. Uhlinger also serves on the Board of Directors of several Monterey area non-profit organizations.

Ms. Uhlinger has a Masters Degree in Librarianship from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has spent her career in academic scientific librarianship at: University of California, Bodega Marine Laboratory; University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography; and the Marine Biological Laboratory / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She is a recognized leader in marine science librarianship and specializes in issues of copyright and licenses as they pertain to academia.

Her awards include:

  • 2009 Federal Librarian of the Year, Federal Library & Information Center Committee, Library of Congress
  • 2011 Meritorious Civilian Service Award, U.S. Navy, Naval Postgraduate School

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