Search for the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian

Cornell University invites applications and nominations for the position of the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian.

The University Librarian is the chief academic and administrative officer of the library system. Reporting to the Provost, the University Librarian works closely with the academic deans and senior administrative team on behalf of the University as a whole. The University Librarian will oversee an annual budget of $63 million, a physical collection of eight million volumes, and a multitude of electronic resources. There are eighteen constituent libraries located in Ithaca and New York City. More than 300 staff support the wide-ranging needs in teaching, learning, and research across sixteen colleges and schools as well as the University’s world-facing land grant mission. In addition, the Library actively serves scholars and alumni worldwide.

The review process will begin immediately upon receipt of materials.

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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

Name Title
John Siliciano, Co-Chair Deputy Provost and Professor of Law
Julia Thom-Levy, Co-Chair Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Professor of Physics
Eric Acree Director, John Henrik Clarke Africana Library; Curator, Africana Collections, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Jane Bunker Director, Cornell University Press
Nancy Chau Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Bethany Dixon Borrowing Assistant, Interlibrary Services
Erin Eldermire Head, Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library
Drew Hicks Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies; Director of the Medieval Studies Program; and Co-Chair, Faculty Library Board
Xin Li Associate University Librarian
Kim Nayyer Edward Cornell Law Librarian, Associate Dean for Library Services, and Professor of the Practice
Simeon Warner Associate University Librarian
Terrie Wheeler Director of Library, Weill Cornell Medicine
Anne Vitullo ’77 Chair, Library Alumni Advisory Council