Leo S. Lo


Office of the Dean

Contact Information

  • Zimmerman Library 215
  • (505) 277-2678


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Leo S Lo joined the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences as Dean and Professor in September 2021. With an educational background that includes a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania and graduate degrees in Survey Research, Library & Information Studies, and Screenwriting, Dr. Lo brings a diverse and comprehensive skill set to his role.

Dr. Lo oversees a dynamic and multifaceted operation, including all University Libraries, the University of New Mexico Press, and the Organization Information and Learning Sciences (OILS) programs, which offer Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degree programs. His responsibilities extend to leading over 120 full-time faculty and staff and managing a budget of over $20 million.

Before joining UNM, Dr. Lo served in various leadership roles across several academic institutions, including Pennsylvania State University and Old Dominion University. His expertise and contributions to the field are further recognized through his active involvement in professional organizations, notably as the current Vice-President/President-Elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). He will assume the Presidency in July 2024.

A key area of focus for Dr. Lo is integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into library services and academic support, aligning with the evolving landscape of library sciences and education technology. He actively engages in research and discussions around AI, aiming to enhance AI literacy and its ethical application in academia. Dr. Lo's work in this domain is characterized by a balance of strategic leadership and a hands-on approach to the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in educational settings.