Leigh Dorsey, Assistant Director of Libraries for Access Services, to Retire After 25 Years at UWM

photo of Leigh DorseyAfter 25 years of service, Leigh Dorsey, assistant director of Libraries for Access Services, will retire effective August 3.

Leigh joined the Libraries in 1995 as access services librarian with the responsibility of supervising Interlibrary Loan. In that role, she oversaw the rapid growth in ILL and integration of new technologies to facilitate the service.

She served on the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) Resource Sharing Committee and later co-chaired the CUWL Distance Services Committee, as well as mentored librarians from other UW campuses on ILL issues. She made important contributions to the UW System transition to Alma, serving on the task force that helped set the resource sharing policies for all UW libraries.

Since her appointment as the permanent head of Access Services in 2015, Leigh has overseen circulation and resource sharing, ILL, reserves, shelving maintenance, and Media and Reserves.

In addition to CUWL committee membership, Leigh has served on the Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries Professional Development and Conference Committees, and numerous UWM and UWM Libraries committees, working groups, and task forces.

We wish her well as she begins a new chapter.