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Ellen Safley

University of Texas at Dallas
Dean of Libraries

Ellen Safley is the Dean of Libraries at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Her research interests include enhancing and developing new services for the 21st century library, migrating traditional collections to maximize the acquisition and use of electronic resources, and embracing assessment techniques to show how libraries are used and changing over time. 

She is involved with many organizations including the American Library Association and the Texas Library Association.

Ellen holds a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas. 

When she is not working, Ellen dabbles in botanical illustration and is an avid orchid enthusiast.