Biography: Loretta Ebert
Research Library Director
Since becoming a librarian in 1978, Ms. Ebert has worked in a broad range of institutions, including large research libraries at Syracuse University and the University of Rochester and the highly specialized libraries at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she served as Director of Rensselaer Research Libraries.
To strengthen research endeavors across academic institutions, she has committed to creating and promoting partnerships among New York’s academic libraries that have resulted in enhanced library resources and services. During much of her career, she has been building consortia and serving on governing bodies or advisory groups of statewide and national collaborative organizations, such as Partners in Information and Innovation (Pi 2 ), ConnectNY, and the New York State Higher Education Initiative (NYSHEI). She also served on the statewide task force that collaborated on the implementation plan for NOVEL.
Nationally, she has served as a representative to the OCLC Members Council from the Nylink Network. She has also served as an evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and as a member of the Trustees Library Advisory Committee for Carnegie Mellon University. She serves as an institutional representative to national organizations such as EDUCAUSE, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the Association of Research Libraries.
Ms. Ebert received a BA from SUNY Binghamton in biology, an MA from Colgate University in the Teaching of Science, and an MLS from SUNY Geneseo in Library Science. She is certified to teach secondary science in New York.