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Julie Beth Todaro: Home

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Dean's Blog

The Blog provide three overviews annually and covers Library Services activitries as well as ACC college activities.

Austin Community College (ACC) Library Services

  • Management and Leadership

Administrative responsibilities for eleven campus libraries, Technical Services and Automation, and extension sites which includes the management and leadership of all Library Services (LS) employees, budget design and coordination, strategic planning, communication, management of existing library physical facilities, planning for and the design of new facilities, public relations and marketing,  teaching and learning, staff development, emergency management,  internal and external outreach, planning for and maintenance of partnerships and collaborations and customer service.

  • Staff Development

Serves as a member of the LS Staff Development Team and assists in planning, content development and implementation for orientation, training, development opportunities; team, campus and individual staff development planning; and, "all" library staff development days.

  • Public Relations (PR) and Marketing

Serves as a member of the LS Public Relations Team and assists in the planning, content development and implementation for Library Services public relations and marketing campaigns and initiatives for both external and internal audiences

  • Facilities

Has primary responsibility for maintenance of existing libraries and facilities with library services presence, the design of new, renovated and remodeled ACC library facilities. Opened ACC Elgin Library Services in August 2013; Hays in January 2014; and is opening Highland in August 2014.





Dr.Todaro's professional career includes library manager for 40+ years with 30+ of those years as an academic library manager. She has also been a graduate school library educator (five institutions including the University of Michigan, School of Information,) has worked as as a public library children's librarian and has her all-level K-12 school library certification. As Dean of Library Services for ACC, she manages ACC's eleven campus libraries and extension sites and her work includes strategic planning, communication, budget management, instruction, customer service, emergency management, the design of new facilities, public relations and marketing, staff development and the management of partnerships and collaborations.


Todaro’s accomplishments include: 2013-2014 Co-chair of the American Library Association summit "Libraries of the Future: From Now On;" 2012 Texas Library Association (TLA) Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2003-2006 co-chair of the TLA Public Communication Committee; the 2007-2008 President of the 16,000 member Association of College and Research Libraries; a 2005 Austin Business Journal Profiles in Power awardee; a 2004 LAMA Certificate of Recognition for her Library Leadership and Management Association column "The Truth is Out There;" the 2000-2001 President of the Texas Library Association (TLA); the 1999 YWCA Austin Educator of the Year Award; and the 1996 TLA Librarian of the Year. She was Project Manager for the Texas White House Conference Program Planning (1989-1991;) Founder and member of the statewide Steering Committee the Texas Book Festival (1995 to present;) Chair of the Texas State Library and Texas Library Association Committee on Public Library Development Study (2003 to 2004;) and Chair of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Committee to Develop Standard for School Libraries (1998 to 2001.)



Other ACC Responsibilities

Current ACC Appointments

  • Conflict of Interest Committee
  • Grievance Committee
  • Innovation Committee
  • Institutional Planning Committee
  • Instructional Resources and Technology (IRT) Leadership Team
  • President's Administrative Leadership Team
  • Human Resources presenter/public speaker for the college
    • Professionalism
    • Using Humor at Work
    • Time Management
    • Dealing with Change
    • Management vs. Leadership
    • Basic Management
    • Performance Evaluation

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