Norice Lee has been appointed Associate Dean of the Library after serving for a year as Interim Associate Dean. Previously, she served as the department head of the Access Services Department.
Lee began her library career at the NMSU Library, working in Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging and Serials. Lee then worked at Doña Ana Community College, where she began as a library specialist, then became assistant librarian and then library director.
She earned her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. She has also worked as the regional branch library manager for the western region of the El Paso Public Library.
Lee brings leadership, energy, vision and a spirit of teamwork to her professional accomplishments. She has served as the chair of the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries and is currently the Treasurer of the New Mexico Library Association. She has organized many library projects, including the community college/public library in Sunland Park, and was the first chair of the Border Health Information and Education Network executive board.
One of her projects as Associate Dean is the initiation of a series of staff development programs known as NMSU Library U. For more information, contact Lee at (575) 646-1508.