Patrick Newell has been appointed as Special Assistant to the University Librarian. As support to the University Librarian, he will work with the senior management team of the CDL to develop and coordinate CDL projects.  He will assist in strategic planning, analyzing trends in information management and technology, exploring issues involved in the transition from paper-based to digital resources and services, and developing alternative models for scholarly and scientific information.

Patrick comes to the CDL from UC San Francisco, where he served as Special Assistant to the University Librarian for Planning and Special Projects and as a Personal Information Management Specialist.  He has also made several presentations on medical libraries and information technology.

He holds an MA in Philosophy from Fordham University in New York and an MLIS from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.