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Title change to better reflect academic role of head librarian

A change in her title to Dean of the Library from University Librarian will not change her job or library operations, says Gwen Ebbett.

“It’s a simple acknowledgement of the library’s key role in furthering the academic mission of the university,” she says. “We are an integral part of the teaching and learning on campus.”

Provost Leo Groarke announced the change Wednesday, noting that Ebbett’s position works with the other deans and his office to guide the academic affairs of the University.

“This is a change that reflects the practice at many other universities, the role of the library, and the role of our head librarian, who is an essential member of the deans council,” he said.