LeRoy Jason LaFleur

Head, Arlington Campus Library, George Mason University

 LeRoy Jason LaFleur

Research Interests: Managerial leadership, organization development and diversity, knowledge management and mobilization, library consolidation and closure, innovation and entrepreneurship, community organizing.

LeRoy LaFleur is the Head of the Arlington Campus Library at George Mason University where he oversees library services, collections, and spaces for students and scholars in a variety of applied disciplines, including public policy, arts and nonprofit management, conflict resolution, business, and education.

His background includes extensive experience in academic library public services and collection development, with a particular focus on applied and interdisciplinary social sciences research.

He is an active member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2011 he was elected to serve as Vice Chair/Chair elect for the Law and Political Science Section of ACRL, and in 2007 he was selected as a member of the first class of ALA Emerging Leaders.

LeRoy has written and presented on a number of topics related to library outreach and practice including information literacy, diversity, and recruitment. His current research interests are in areas related to leadership and culture in academic libraries, knowledge management and knowledge mobilization, information support for social innovation, and the evolving role librarians and libraries play in organizing scholarly communities.

LeRoy holds a master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master's in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University's School of Public Policy. He is currently working on PhD as a doctoral student at Simmons College studying managerial leadership in libraries.