Dean's Message

Image of CULLS Dean, Leo Lo

CULLS stands as a beacon of innovation and collaboration, uniquely positioned within the academic landscape. It is the only institution in the nation that unites the strengths of University Libraries, an academic degree-granting unit in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences (OILS), and the University of New Mexico Press under one umbrella. This fusion of resources, expertise, and creative energy is unparalleled, offering opportunities that are found nowhere else. As Dean and Professor of CULLS, I am both excited and profoundly honored to lead this dynamic college. My mission is to harness the diverse capabilities of our departments to establish a cutting-edge model that not only distinguishes CULLS as a strategic asset for the university but also empowers our faculty and students to achieve unprecedented success.

In this era of rapid technological evolution, the opportunities presented by new technologies, particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI), are immense. AI has the potential to transform the way we learn, conduct research, and disseminate knowledge. Our college is poised to play a pivotal role in this transformation. We are committed to exploring the integration of AI and other emerging technologies into our curricula, research initiatives, and library services. This commitment to innovation will prepare our students to lead in a digital future, equip our faculty with the tools to conduct groundbreaking research, and enable the UNM Press to explore new frontiers in publishing.

I also wish to express my deepest gratitude to our dedicated faculty and staff. Their unwavering commitment to excellence has ensured that our college remains a leader in service and access to information. Their adaptability, professionalism, and dedication have been and continue to be the foundation of our success. This is a period of adjustment and growth for all our users, and I am immensely thankful for your understanding and patience as we navigate these changes together. United in our efforts, I am confident that we will not only adapt to the challenges of today but will also shape the innovations of tomorrow.

Leo S. Lo

Dean and Professor

The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences


Contact Information

Phone: (505) 277-4241

Fax: (505) 277-7196


Zimmerman Library 2nd floor
Room 209, West Wing

Mailing Address

University Libraries
MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001