Beverly Lynch
GSE&IS 241
300 North Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

P: (310) 206-4294

Beverly Lynch

Research Professor


  • Professor, Department of Information Studies
  • Director, Senior Fellows Program
  • Founding Director, California Rare Book School


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • B.S., Litt.D. North Dakota State University

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Structures of complex organizations, organizational environments and organizational change
  • Measurement and evaluation of libraries and library services
  • Libraries as organizations
  • Academic and research university libraries

Select Publications

Lynch, Beverly P. (2010) Professional Associations and Library Education. RBM 11 (1) 32-46.

Lynch, Beverly P. (2008) Library Education: Its Past, Its Present, Its Future. Library Trends 56 (4) 931-953

Lynch, Beverly P. et al (2007) Attitudes of presidents and Provosts on the University Library.  College & Research Libraries 68 (3) 213-227.

Lynch, Beverly P. (2006) Significance of Libraries inEvaluating and Accreiting Universities in the U.S. 14th COBISS Users’ Conference, Maribor, Slovenia Published in translations: Pomen Knjiznic pri evalvacijal in akreditacijah universerz v, ZDA. Organizacija Znanja 11 (4) 136-145.

Yang, W. & Lynch B.P. (2005) On Knowledge Management and the Role of the Library in the Process of Knowledge Management in CLIEJ (Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal) 21 (Jjune)