Office of the University Librarian

What We Do: The University Librarian, John Unsworth, ensures that the University of Virginia Library, as one of the world’s great research libraries, contributes to the success of the University and the greater library community. The work of the Office of the University Librarian includes:

  • Articulating the Library’s vision and setting strategic direction
  • Forging key relationships to connect the Library with entities and initiatives that provide opportunities to broaden perspectives and advance the mission of the University
  • Ensuring an organizational culture of shared values
  • Bringing the Library’s voice to conversations with University leadership
  • Ensuring the long-term health and stature of both the Library and the University


Name Title Contact
Name Title Contact
Unsworth, John M University Librarian and Dean of Libraries Phone:(434) 924-7849 Location: Alderman Library

Mitchell, Phylissa Denise Content Stewardship Librarian Phone:(434) 982-2860 Location: Alderman Library

Booth, Alison Director of the Scholars' Lab Phone:(434) 924-1975 Location: Alderman Library

Taylor, Sunny Executive Assistant Phone:(434) 924-7849 Location: Alderman Library

Lee, Carla H Deputy University Librarian Phone:(434) 243-2390 Location: Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library