Denise Pan

Charles LordAssociate Dean for Collections and Content

Denise Pan joined the University of Washington on June 20, 2016 as Associate Dean of University Libraries for Collections and Content. In this role, she oversees the areas of Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Collection Analysis and Strategy, Gifts Program, and Preservation Services.

From 2008-2016, Denise worked at Auraria Library, which is administered by the University of Colorado (CU) Denver and also serves the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Community College of Denver. As the Associate Director of Technical Services for this unique tri-institutional academic library, Denise was responsible for the functional areas of acquisitions, access and discovery, library management system, collections assessment, special collections, and digital initiatives. Prior to CU Denver, Denise was the Public Services Librarian at the Johnson & Wales University, Denver Campus Library. She began her career in librarianship serving lifelong learners at the Contra County Library in California and teaching elementary school students at Denver Public Schools in Colorado.

Denise contributes to librarianship through publications and presentations focused on defining and demonstrating the impact of library collections in research and teaching. Her most notable article “Library value in the classroom: assessing student learning outcomes from instruction and collections” is published open-access by The Journal of Academic Librarianship. More details on her research record can be found on her Google Scholar Profile or ORCID ID.

Denise holds a B.A. in History and B.S. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside, a M.A. in History from the University of Colorado Boulder, and M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University in California.