Jackie Lorrainne is the Associate University Librarian for Planning, Operations, and Administrative Services. She is primarily responsible for strategies advancing the Libraries’ capability and performance in the areas of financial and administrative operations. She provides vision and leadership to several departments including Business Services, Library Space and Building Operations, Assessment and Analytics, Communications and Special Events, and Human Resources for the University Libraries. Jackie sits on the University Librarians Council where she works with other senior leaders to ensure excellence in all Libraries’ operations and services
Jackie joined Washington University in 2008 in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences. In 2013, she moved to the University Libraries and was responsible for human resources and payroll for nearly 300 library employees.
Outside of the Libraries, Jackie has been involved in numerous leadership and development roles. She served as the inaugural chair of the Danforth Staff Council Human Resources Committee where she lead the development of the DSC Orientation Workshop and several collaborations and initiatives with Central HR staff. Jackie also served as the inaugural president of WUSTL Speaks Toastmasters Club for the Danforth Campus. She is a member of Diversity and Inclusion forum for Faculty and Staff (DIFFS), the Danforth Management Team, and the University Management Team. She also serves as an Art and Sciences Progress Counselor and a Faculty Discussion Leader for the Common Reading Program.
Jackie was named Woman of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association and received the Achievement Against the Odds award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She is a member of The American Library Association (ALA) and The Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Jackie earned her Masters in Business Administration from Olin Business School’s Executive MBA program and her Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University.