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 Benedetti is currently serving as Interim Associate University Librarian for User Engagement at UCLA Library and is also Director of the Arts, Music, and Powell Libraries. In these roles she manages teaching and research support services, personnel, budgets, and facilities, as well as oversees and shapes strategic priorities for public services at all UCLA Library locations. She has served on and chaired committees for ARLIS/NA and ACRL; has done research on user-centered services; and is interested in mentorship and change in libraries.


  • 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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