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Jay H. Lambrecht Bio

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Jay H. Lambrecht is Associate University Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  The role of the Associate University Librarian has encompassed coordinating the activities of up to twelve library departments, but its current focus is particularly on collections development budgeting and strategies, and on making library resources more easily discoverable.  Jay was head of UIC’s Catalog Department for a number of years and served concurrently as Coordinator of Technical Services prior to his AUL appointment.   He is leading implementation of the Daley Library IDEA Commons that will open in August 2011.  He has served as Chair of the Cataloging & Classification Section of ALCTS/ALA and been awarded a Robert Vosper IFLA Fellowship. 

Jay’s prior experience includes professional positions at Northwestern University and at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and pre-professional experience at the Newberry Library.  He holds a BA from Lawrence University and an MS in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.