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Search for University Librarian


Update from Gretchen Ritter and Laura Spitz, Co-Chairs
University Librarian Search Committee
March 2017

The search for the next University Librarian generated much interest and yielded an excellent pool of candidates representing diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines. The search committee concluded preliminary interviews last month and invited three finalists to campus for meetings with the library community and senior administration.

Gerald Beasley (CV)
Vice-Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Philip Kent (CV)
University Librarian & Executive Director, Collection
The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Constantia Constantinou (CV)
Dean of University Libraries
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York


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Contact Information

Comments, questions, nominations and applications should be directed to the Search Committee at  All inquiries and materials will be held in confidence.

Search Committee

  • Gretchen Ritter, Co-Chair (A&S Dean)
  • Laura Spitz, Co-Chair (Vice Provost for International Affairs; Law)
  • Jeremy Braddock, Associate Professor (A&S, English)
  • Joe Halpern, Professor, (ENG, Computer Science)
  • Dean Krafft, Chief Technology Strategist (University Library), Senior Research Associate (CIS)
  • Xin Li, Associate University Librarian
  • Barbara Lust, Professor (CHE, Human Development) and Chair, Faculty Library Board
  • Mary Ochs, Director (Mann Library)
  • Dean Smith, Director (CU Press)