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Jami Yazdani

With more than 14 years in leadership roles in higher education, Jami has led innovative projects and planning initiatives, coached and encouraged staff through successes and failures,  and mastered the skills critical to surviving day-to-day as a manager and administrator.   She brings practical experience, management expertise, a love of spreadsheets and a sense of humor to coaching, training and facilitation.

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Jami's Qualifications

Education

  • Master’s, Technology Management, University of Maryland University College, 2011
  • Master’s, Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2004
  • BA, Government and Politics, George Mason University, 1999

Recent Experience

  • Director of Library Services, Castleton University
    • Provide vision, oversight and management for all library services, ensuring a thriving and responsive learning environment.  
  • Associate Dean for Learning and Technology Resources, Northern Virginia Community College
    • Led and managed library services at NOVA's largest campus, serving more than 20,000 students, and assisted Dean in administration of division operations.

Selected Projects & Activities

  • Chair of the Executive Board of Vermont Women in Higher Education
  • Mentor for Library Leadership & Management Association’s Mentoring Program
  • Member of Steering Committee overseeing the implementation of a 3-year $233K Davis Educational Foundation grant to explore integrative learning approaches at Castleton University

Some Professional Interests

  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Integrated strategic planning
  • Meaningful assessment of instruction and services