Dean, Libraries and Learning Commons Named

Hawai‘i Pacific University is pleased to announce Pam Lough, MLS, Ph.D., will join the University as Dean, Libraries and Learning Commons. A university committee of faculty and staff, chaired by Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Bill Potter, led the search process. The search committee members included Lyndall Ellingson, Adrienne Lampitelli, Deborah Ross, Evelyn Subia, and Elizabeth Torres.     

Dr. Lough has more than 20 years of experience managing libraries in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Caribbean. Toward the beginning of her career, she lived and worked on Maui. She currently manages the Public Health and Social Care Library for Kent County Council in England, where she has been supporting data linkage and strategic planning for commissioning of clinical health care and public health interventions.  

Prior to leaving the U.S. in 2001 to direct the library for Saba University School of Medicine in the Caribbean, Lough worked as the first Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. She won a jointly shared leadership award in that role and has been an invited speaker on digital consumer health information. Under her previous last name of White, Lough has just published a systematic review on return on investment in public health interventions in the Journal of Public Health. She has a Ph.D. in Health Informatics from City University London and a Master of Library Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Lough will begin her role at HPU this summer.