Kimberly Armstrong Named New Director of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives
The CIC is very pleased to announce that Kimberly Armstrong will serve as the Director of the CIC Center for Library Initiatives, effective March 1, 2016. Working with CIC Library Directors, Kim will manage one of the most distinctive library collaborations in the country, overseeing $30 million in licensing, the development of a 250,000 volume storage facility, and a growing digital collection of seven million volumes.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in music from Appalachian State University, and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kim has more than twenty years’ experience working in academic libraries and consortia, the most recent eight years as Deputy Director at the CIC Center for Library Initiatives, where she was a 2015 University of Illinois’ Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award winner. Kim has led and managed collections, licensing and public service units and programs, and is a frequent speaker and writer on open access, scholarly communication, and large-scale collaboration.
Kim steps into the Director position succeeding Mark Sandler, who is retiring February 29 after more than nine years of excellent service to the CIC.