How to Build Trust When the Love is Gone


Nancy S. Kirkpatrick is the Dean of Libraries at Florida International University in Miami. She joined FIU in Fall 2023 after nearly five years as the Executive Director and CEO of OhioNet, a multitype library consortium representing a diverse membership throughout Ohio and the region. Nancy practiced non-profit law and advocacy before entering the library space, where she has over 15 years of experience. An ALA Spectrum Scholar, she holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the iSchool (formerly GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a JD from the School of Law at the University of Richmond, and a BA in Journalism from Drake University.

Nancy has been a board member on the Open Library Foundation since 2021, and currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) Members Council on Library Services. She is interested in using Open Scholarship to advance equity in librarianship and higher education, and is also passionate about leading with intention and creating organizations where people can thrive.  Nancy is certified in Human Centered Design and Creating Workplace Wellbeing and has recently completed coursework for certifications as a Facilitator in Appreciative Inquiry and Conversations Worth Having.