Adelman named interim vice provost for libraries

Published June 5, 2018

Elizabeth Adelman, vice dean for legal information services and director of the Charles B. Sears Law Library in the School of Law, has been appointed interim vice provost for university libraries, effective June 13.

She succeeds Austin Booth, who is leaving UB to become dean of the Division of Libraries at New York University.

Adelman, who assumed her current positions in the law school in 2011, holds a JD from Albany Law School and an MLS from UB, and is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship. Before being appointed director of the law library, she was associate director and head of collection management. She also previously served as interim and acting director of the law library.

Adelman currently serves as an elected member of the American Association of Law Libraries Executive Board, and previously was chair of the Society of American Law Library Directors. A noted scholar of legal librarianship and research, she led the creation of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations Digital Archive, which won a Notable New York Document Award from the New York Library Association’s Government Information Roundtable. 

She has co-authored four books and written numerous articles and electronic legal research tutorials, called “CALI Lessons.”

A national search for a permanent vice provost for university libraries will begin in the fall, and is expected to be completed by the end of the 2018-19 academic year.