Michael Levine-Clark is the Dean of the University of Denver Libraries. Prior to taking this position, he was the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, also at the University of Denver. He oversees the university’s Anderson Academic Commons, a vibrant, student-focused space that combines the library with other academic support services, and is currently leading the Libraries’ 2017-2022 strategic plan.
Michael has been elected to leadership roles in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Currently he serves as chair of the Executive Committee of the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST). As co-chair of the NISO Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs Working Group, he was one of the lead authors of the recommended practices document. In recognition of that role, he is the recipient of the 2015 Harrasowitz Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award for his work on e-books and demand-driven acquisition models. As co-chair of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (Alliance) Shared Collection Development Committee, he guides decisions about collaborative collection building within the consortium. With colleagues from the Alliance, he founded the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship, and continues to serve as co-editor. He serves on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards and a range of committees within library professional organizations. He is widely published and has been invited to speak on six continents about trends in academic libraries and scholarly communication.