Frank Allen began working at the UCF Libraries in 1998. He oversees the Rosen College library, Circulation Services, and Regional Campus Library Services, as well as directs Libraries fiscal operations and facilities management. Before coming to UCF Allen was the head of Administrative Services for the Virginia Commonwealth University Library Services in Richmond, Virginia.
He received his Master’s of Library and Information Science (MLS) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to that he received his MBA from the University of Texas, Austin, and a BSBA from University of Florida.
Allen is co-contributor for a wiki-format resource guide for planning library buildings and learning spaces (produced by ACRL/LLAMA Interdivisional Committee on Building Resources) “Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning,” and has published articles in College and Research Libraries News and Library Leadership and Management. Allen also serves as invited referee for College and Research Libraries, (ACRL) and Journal of Academic Librarianship.