Dr. Frances C. Wilkinson became the interim dean of the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (ULLS) on July 1, 2020. She has served twice previously as interim dean. Prior to becoming interim dean, she was the ULLS senior associate dean and also the administrative director of the Organization, Information & Learning Sciences program and has over thirty years of professional academic library experience.
Wilkinson received her Bachelor of Arts with distinction, her Master of Public Administration, and her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from The University of New Mexico. She received her Master of Library Science from the University of Arizona.
She is very active on UNM faculty senate committees, currently serving as co-chair of the Faculty & Staff Benefits Committee. In addition, she serves as a mediator for the UNM Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Services.
She also teaches graduate courses and serves as a faculty advisor to seven doctoral students in the Organization, Information & Learning Sciences program.
Mark Emmons is the associate dean and a professor of librarianship at The University of New Mexico. He is responsible for access services, interlibary loan, reference, instruction, collections, and research data services.
Emmons has over twenty years of professional experience as an academic librarian, working at Occidental College before accepting a faculty position at UNM. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and his Master of Library Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Doctor of Education at the University of New Mexico.
Emmons is the author of the book Film and Television: A Guide to the Reference Literature and has published extensively about film resources, information literacy and library instruction, and the value of the academic library. He is an active member of the American Library Association and the Association of College & Research Libraries. He has served as a senator for the UNM Faculty Senate and as a member of numerous committees. He also serves as a mediator for the UNM Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Services.