Tracy Gabridge selected to be Library Senior Fellow at UCLA

Three-week program for senior academic librarians takes place in August

Tracy GabridgeMIT Libraries Deputy Director Tracy Gabridge ’88 is among 17 top managers of academic libraries who have been selected to be Library Senior Fellows at UCLA in 2018. This international cohort will gather at UCLA in August for a three-week residential program featuring lectures, guest speakers, case studies, and field trips.

“I’m delighted to welcome this distinguished group of accomplished library managers to the Senior Fellows program,” said Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the new director of the Library Senior Fellows program at UCLA. “Through the competitive selection process, these individuals have demonstrated that they are part of the next generation of library leaders in the academic world.”

Library Senior Fellows at UCLA combines management perspectives, strategic thinking, and practical and theoretical approaches to the issues confronting academic institutions and their libraries. Of some 250 alumni, nearly half have gone on to positions as library directors. The program is a collaborative effort of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS), the UCLA Library, and Ithaka S+R.

Gabridge, who was named deputy director in September 2017, has had a long and distinguished career with the MIT Libraries. She first joined the staff in 2000 as the librarian for civil and environmental engineering. She also served as associate director for academic and community engagement, overseeing three departments who work directly with the MIT community in a variety of roles including library access; liaison, instruction, and reference services; and data and specialized services.

More information on the Senior Fellows program is available at