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Lorrie McAllister

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Associate University Librarian for Collection Services and Analysis
Academic Prof w/Admin Appt, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1006

Senior administrator for ASU Library with responsibility for information resources services related to all segments of the print and digital collections lifecycle, including facilitation of access to information resources through selection, acquisition, licensing, description, management, access, and preservation. McAllister also advocates for strategic initiatives and projects through establishing partnerships, working with collaborators, and writing grants. 

McAllister is Associate University Librarian leading the Collections Services & Analysis Directorate, which includes the following program areas: acquisitions and analysis; cataloging and metadata management; licensed collections and copyright help; archival, distinctive, and general collections development and management; University Archives, Labriola Native American Indian Data Center; interlibrary loan, document delivery, and borrowing services; conservation, preservation, digitization and reformatting, archival processing; and shared print archiving programs.

In addition, McAllister has experience in collection development and management; resource selection, instruction, and reference support for the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Design, and related fields; digital library design and project development; digitization and program development; original cataloging of visual materials; data analysis, grant writing; and engaging with donors, collaborators, and partners.

  • Graduate coursework in Education, with a focus on Technology and Media Studies, Ohio State University, 2009 - 2011

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, 2000

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1994

Research Interests: 

McAllister is engaged with the challenges and opportunities afforded by technology to enhance education, our local and regional communities, and our global society, using inclusion as a lens with which to carry out this work.




Most recent:

  • McAllister, L. & Laster, S. (2018). Open Stacks in Library Design. Portal, 18(3).

  • McAllister, L. & Adams, J.H. (2018). Designing a Bright Future for Print Collections. Against the Grain, 30(3).

  • ASU Library. (2017). Future of the Academic Library Print Collection: A Space for Engagement. Arizona State University.  Co-author of whitepaper.

  • Kettler, H., McAllister, L., Joranson, et. al. for DLF Cultural Assessment Working Group. (2017). Selection Workflow Framework. Open Science Framework.  

  • DLF Cultural Assessment Working Group. (2016). Annotated Bibliography for Cultural Assessment of Digital Collections. Version 1, uploaded Feb 20, 2017. Open Science Framework.