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Gina Costello

Gina Costello

Board Position: SIS Advisory Board Past President
Job Title: Associate Dean for Technology & Special Collections
Place of Employment: Louisiana State University Libraries
SIS Graduation Year: 2004
Term Ends: 2023


Louisiana State University, Ph.D. Higher Education Administration (in progress)
UTK, SIS, 2004
Mississippi College, BA English, 1997


Gina Costello is the Associate Dean for Technology & Special Collections in the LSU Libraries. She oversees the strategic direction of the Libraries’ website, application and software development, systems and desktop support, digitization, digital scholarship lab, university archives, rare books and manuscripts acquisitions and processing, and special collections public services and outreach. Prior to this appointment she was Head of Digital Services department. She serves as a member of the statewide Louisiana Digital Consortium Executive Board. Costello directed the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project which was funded through the National Endowment for Humanities’ National Digital Newspaper Program from 2009-2015. She was Co-Project Director of the NEH-funded grant “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an unknown past” from 2013-2015. She also managed two Louisiana Board of Regents Enhancement Program projects. Costello has presented and published articles on librarianship and digitization and is a member of the American Library Association’s Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, and the Leadership and Library Management Association (LLAMA). She has served as a grant reviewer for NEH, IMLS, and NHPRC has collaborated with the Library of Congress on projects related to digital preservation.

Professional Memberships and Offices Held: 

American Library Association: Association of College & Research Libraries
Rare Books & Manuscripts Section