University of Minnesota: “A Pioneer of Digital Libraries: Wendy Pradt Lougee Retires From Her Longtime Legacy as University Librarian”
From Minnesota Daily:
Wendy Pradt Lougee has had quite an impact at the University of Minnesota, leading one of the nation’s top research library systems into the digital era.
For almost two decades, Lougee has been serving the community as the dean of libraries and a University librarian. After she announced her retirement last year, the University is searching for her replacement. The finalists, who are speaking on campus over the next several weeks, have large shoes to fill.
“She came at the right time to help us understand what the role of libraries in the 21st century could be,” said John Finnegan, dean of the University’s School of Public Health. “She was the right person, right talent, right place, right time.”
She helped build the libraries beyond just a collection of books and into a hub of data curation, information and resources.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.