Leland Deeds is the associate university librarian overseeing the Collection Management and Access Services Division. Deeds manages the full collection life cycle, from selection, acquisition, and technical processing to providing access for print, electronic, and digital objects. Deeds is also involved with technology infrastructure planning and programs that facilitate technology-dependent inquiry and productivity.
Deeds is the former head of systems at the University of Miami Libraries, where his department provided support for many of the libraries’ automation systems, as well as desktop computing and A/V support. Deeds has served as the librarian for Academic Computing Support at Union Presbyterian Seminary, where he launched the library’s Multimedia Creation Lab, co-led the implementation of their first patron-driven acquisition program, and served as part of the Institutional Effectiveness Office on campus. Additionally, Deeds worked as an access services librarian in the Clemons Library at the University of Virginia, managing circulation, course reserves, and facilities projects.
Deeds earned a master of science degree in information science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Bard College and a master of theological studies degree from Emory University. He is a member of the American Library Association, the Library Information Technology Association, and the Association of College & Research Libraries.