Lauren Slingluff, M.S.


M.S., Library and Information Science, Simmons College
B.A., Religious Studies, St. Lawrence University
Minor, Gender Studies, St. Lawrence University

About Lauren

Ms. Slingluff was most recently associate dean for the University of Connecticut (UConn) Library, where she oversaw the library’s budget; facilities and space planning; communications and engagement; assessment; and technology. She also chaired the library’s strategic-planning process and collaborated with a team of library staff to determine how best to serve the needs of the UConn community.

Before joining UConn, Ms. Slingluff was associate dean and interim dean of library services at Wheaton College, where she guided the reorganization of the library following an external review by the Association of College & Research Libraries, successfully repositioning it for growth. At Wheaton, Ms. Slingluff began as the Research and Digital Learning Liaison for the Social Sciences and has training in research methodology and data science techniques.

While at UConn and Wheaton College, Ms. Slingluff gained extensive experience working with open educational resources (OER) as a way to remove barriers to academic success and to help disrupt systemic inequalities. This work included serving on the inaugural Open Educational Resource Coordinating Council for the state of Connecticut.

Ms. Slingluff received her bachelor’s degree in religious studies with a minor in gender studies from St. Lawrence University, her master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons College, and a certificate from the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at Harvard Graduate School of Education.