Nancy Allen received her MLS from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and is currently the Dean and Director of University Libraries at the University of Denver. Prior to joining the DU community in 1992, she held administrative positions at Colorado State University, Wayne State University, and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
Nancy was principal investigator for several major IMLS and LSTA grants for the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP) and served for many years as the chair of the CDP Board. She has authored, co-authored, or edited 4 monographs, and 19 articles and chapters. Nancy has written on a range of library topics from library instruction to research resources for the study of cinema and television, and on library-museum collaboration for digitization of primary resource material held by cultural heritage organizations. She has served as a member of a number of organizational boards, including the Association of College and Research Libraries Board of Directors, Center for Research Libraries, and the Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR) as well as the American Library Association’s governing Council.