Patricia A. Steele
Dean of the Libraries
Patricia Steele, Dean of Libraries at the University of Maryland, provides strategic direction and leadership to an organization committed to addressing the changing needs of the academic community. Since becoming dean in September 2009, Steele has focused on increasing services and experiences for students, most visibly in the creation of the Terrapin Learning Commons, a technology-rich space to support student learning and collaboration in McKeldin Library
She serves on the executive board of Kuali OLE; on the board of governors of the HathiTrust Digital Library; on the board of directors of the National Information Standards Organization; and as a representative to the Association of Research Libraries.
Previously, Steele was Ruth Lilly University Dean of Libraries at Indiana University, where she served for more than 30 years in numerous leadership roles. At Indiana, Steele served as president of the Indiana Library Federation and officer in the Digital Library Federation.