The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has announced the appointment of M. Sue Baughman as Associate Deputy Executive Director. Baughman is currently Assistant Dean for Organizational Development at the University of Maryland, College Park. She will assume her role at ARL on March 29, 2010.
The primary role of the Associate Deputy Executive Director is to promote and facilitate the strategic development of ARL policies and programes. The position carries a mix of responsibilities revolving around issue analysis and programme development, strategic positioning and message development, and practical management and coordination accomplished, working closely with the ARL Executive Director and Board of Directors.
In her current position, Baughman works with over 200 library staff in every facet of the University of Maryland Libraries. Her duties focus on the development needs of individual staff, teams, and work groups, and the organisation as a whole. In her career, Baughman has held positions at a variety of types of libraries and library systems and has served on committees of numerous library associations. In all of these positions, she has been committed to finding innovative solutions to challenging problems.
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