Libraries Announces Two New Manager Positions

Libraries Announces Two New Manager Positions
Jenny James Lee
August 5, 2014

Two new managers will lead the core programs of the Libraries’ Academic Partnerships group beginning in July 2014: Tom Ipri and Larry Milliken. Tom and Larry already worked within the Libraries as liaison librarians and have been promoted to leadership positions where they will oversee learning engagement and reference & research consultations respectively. Promoting existing staff into manager positions improves the effectiveness of the Library Academic Partnerships group while reducing administrative overhead.

Tom Ipri’s new title will be Manager, Learning Engagement. Learning Engagement is responsible for the Libraries program of instruction and actively engages librarians and faculty in developing students’ abilities to effectively discover and utilize information and data in their work. The program aims to enable learners to explore and develop superior levels of DSLP competencies to identify, evaluate and use authoritative information resources, and to facilitate faculty teaching.


Larry Milliken was appointed Manager, Reference & Research Consultation. Reference & Research Consultation is responsible for the Libraries information finding and reference consultation services that work to deepen Drexel’s connections with scholarship through expert guidance across knowledge communities, authoritative publications, and unique data sources.

While assuming these new managerial roles, Tom and Larry will continue to serve as liaisons to academic units in their respective areas of expertise, Tom to College of Media Arts & Design and Larry to Humanities & Social Sciences.