Appointments, Retirements, and Searches

  • Vice Provost, University Library

    Sent on behalf of Jeremy Teitelbaum, Interim Provost:


    Martha Bedard, Vice Provost for the UConn Library, has informed me that she plans to retire from UConn. Her last day in the office will be July 20, 2017.

    Vice Provost Bedard has led the Library since 2013. During her tenure, she led the development of a new master plan for the Library that will secure its place as a central academic resource for years to come. She has worked to build donor relationships leading to high profile additions to the collection.  She has championed open educational resources and supported their development and adoption here at UConn. She has brought all of the UConn Libraries, especially Storrs and the Health Center, closer together under the One Library initiative. Under her leadership, the Library has developed partnerships that leverage the expertise of Library staff, including greater collaboration with the Humanities Institute and the creation of the Mellon Foundation funded Greenhouse Studios project.  

    Please join me in thanking Vice Provost Bedard for her service to UConn and in wishing her all the best in her retirement.

    Holly Jeffcoat, Assistant Vice Provost for the Library, will serve as Interim Vice Provost pending completion of a national search for a new University Librarian, carrying the title “Dean of the University Library,” that will begin soon.


    For more information, contact: Office of the Provost at