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Ben Alkaly joined UCLA Library Communications as its first communications manager in February 2018. He oversees strategy and content creation for the Library’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. In addition to serving as your point of contact for all things #social, and Ben is also eager to consult with you to develop a multi-channel communications plan for promoting your event, exhibit or other Library initiative. Finally, Ben serves as the Library’s de facto photographer, and has built a robust archive of facility, event, and exhibit images for all staff to access.
Ben most recently served as Associate Director of Marketing at Loyola Marymount University for nearly four years, orchestrating the school’s social media presence while also producing website and video content. He earned a PR News Social Media Award in 2017 for his campaign to launch a Twitter presence for LMU’s president. Previously, Ben spent five years in media relations at his alma mater UC Santa Barbara, and has additional communications experience in the sports and travel sectors. Ben graduated from UCSB in 1999 with a B.A. in communication and a minor in sports management.