Beta Phi Mu Award
Beverly P. Lynch
Over the length of her career, Lynch has consistently excelled as professor and leader. She is a senior faculty member in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA, where her teaching and research interests include complex organizations and change, measurement and evaluation of libraries and library services, libraries as organizations and academic and research university libraries. She has published a number of books and a significant number of articles on library education, systems of higher education and knowledge management. After serving on the board of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Lynch was pivotal in the creation of the California Rare Book School in 2005 and worked with an Advisory Committee comprised of leaders in research libraries, rare books and manuscripts and antiquarian community. For the last 25 years, she has served as the director of the Senior Fellows Program at UCLA. The Senior Fellows Program is a three-week intensive program for senior level library academics that combines management, strategic thinking, theory and practice of current issues facing academic institutions and their libraries.