Annie Downey

Justin WadlandAssociate Dean of University Libraries
Director of University of Washington Tacoma Library

Annie Downey is the Associate Dean of University Libraries and Director of the UW Tacoma Library.

Annie Downey has worked as a social sciences librarian and library administrator in a variety of academic environments for over 17 years, including her most recent roles as Associate Provost and Director of the Armacost Library and Learning Commons at the University of Redlands, Associate College Librarian and Director of Research Services for Reed College, and Head of Research and Instruction Services for the University of North Texas Libraries.

She received her PhD in higher education in 2014 and her MLS in 2004 from the University of North Texas.  She has written and presented on service design, critical librarianship, information literacy, K20 library instruction, assessment, women in libraries and and academic library administration. Annie is the author of  Critical Information Literacy: Foundations, Inspiration, and Ideas and the co-author (with Joe Marquez) of Library Service Design: A LITA Guide to Holistic Assessment, Insight, and Improvement and Getting Started in Service Design. She was awarded the first Future of Libraries Fellowship in 2017 from the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries and was named a 2018 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal.

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