May 16, 2022

Duke University: Dracine Hodges Appointed Interim University Librarian

From Duke Today:

Dracine Hodges (Image Source: Duke University)

Dracine Hodges, associate university librarian for technical services, will serve as interim university librarian beginning May 15, when Deborah Jakubs will retire after nearly four decades of service to Duke.

“I am delighted that Dracine will take on this role leading Duke University Libraries,” said Provost Sally Kornbluth. “I am confident she will provide thoughtful and effective leadership for the Libraries during this transition period as we conclude the search for our next university librarian.”

Hodges joined Duke Libraries in 2016 as head of technical services, and was promoted to associate university librarian for technical services in 2018.

A member of Duke University Libraries’ senior leadership team, Hodges provides administrative leadership for technical services, which supports the collections lifecycle and includes oversight of conservation services, continuing resource acquisitions, metadata and discovery strategy, monograph acquisitions, and resource description.

Beyond Duke, Hodges is a 2021-2022 leadership fellow of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and a member of the American Library Association’s Technical Services Directors group and Chief Collection Development Officers Of Large Research Libraries group, as well as of the Technical Services Group of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation. She is also an elected member of the international FOLIO project’s Community Council and was recently appointed to HathiTrust’s Program Steering Committee.

Prior to joining Duke, Hodges was a tenured associate professor and head of the acquisitions department at The Ohio State University. She has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles related to collection development models and diversity in libraries.

Hodges holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan College and a master’s in library and information science from Florida State University.

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