Allison Benedetti

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Associate University Librarian for User Engagement (interim) and Director of Arts, Music and Powell Libraries
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Allison worked in art museums and architecture libraries before coming to UCLA to support researchers in the humanities and social sciences. As Director of Arts, Music and Powell Libraries, Allison manages User Engagement personnel, budgets and services at the three locations. As the interim AUL for User Engagement, she oversees and shapes strategic priorities for public services at all UCLA Library locations. She is the chair of ARLIS/NA’s Development Committee; has conducted research on user-centered services; and is interested in mentorship and change in libraries. Outside of work, she enjoys college basketball, hiking, exploring the city and salsa dancing.


Benedetti, A., Jackson, J., & Luo, L. (2018). Vignettes: Implications for LIS Research. College & Research Libraries, 79(2), 222.

Benedetti, A. R. (2017). Promoting Library Services with User-Centered Language. portal: Libraries and the Academy 17(2), 217-234.

Worsham, D., Benedetti, A., Consales, J., Horne, A., Mody, N., Ogawa, R., & Vest, M. (2020). User Engagement - A Matrix Reorganization. In Leading Change in Academic Libraries. Association of College and Research Libraries. Retrieved from in a new tab).

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