Deborah Jakubs is the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs. She provides leadership in the delivery of information services that support the teaching and research of the Duke community as well as the international community of scholars. She administers the university's Perkins Library System, comprised of eight libraries and a state-of-the-art shelving facility. She also oversees the Center for Instructional Technology, and works closely with the university's Chief Information Officer and deans to ensure that the libraries are contributing fully to the teaching and research initiatives of the university.
The Duke libraries rank among the nation's top ten private research libraries, and the Perkins system houses more than five million volumes, over 30,000 serials, and millions of additional resources in a variety of formats. The libraries' digital collections are visited by thousands of users worldwide. The web gateway to the libraries can be found at http://library.duke.edu.
Appointed to her position in 2005, Jakubs came to Duke in 1983 and has been active in area studies, international education and cooperative collection development. She previously served as the Librarian for Latin America and Iberia, the Head of the International and Area Studies Department and, most recently, Director of Collections Services for the Perkins system libraries. As a visiting program officer at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 1996-2002, she directed the Global Resources Program, a joint multi-institutional effort of ARL and the Association of American Universities (AAU) to expand access to international scholarly resources through cooperative structures and new technologies. She chairs the Area Studies Council of the Center for Research Libraries and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Program for Latin American Library and Archival Collections, Harvard University.
Jakubs is an Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Duke, and has served as the Director (1997-99) and Associate Director (1995-97, 2000-2002) of the University of North Carolina - Duke University Consortium in Latin American Studies. She holds a B. A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an M.L.I.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph. D. in Latin American History from Stanford University.
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