Halleran announces dean of libraries search


    The College of William and Mary libraries could soon be under new leadership.

    In a message to the College community, College Provost Michael Halleran announced that administrators were beginning a search to fill the position of dean of university libraries. According to Halleran, candidates for the position will visit the College over the next several weeks to interview for the post and meet with members of the College community.

    “Each one of them presents excellent credentials and backgrounds, and I am excited about their upcoming visits,” Halleran said in a press release. “The search committee has done great work in coming up with this list of finalists.”

    Halleran said that, in addition to interviewing with the search committee, candidates would participate in public forums similar to those held for the new position of vice provost for international affairs. The first public forum will feature Steve Smith and be held in the Sadler Center Feb. 22. Smith will be followed by Suzy Palmer March 1 and Carrie Cooper March 3. The forums will conclude March 15 with John Buschman.
    Members of the College community may comment on the candidates through Wm.edu/librarydeansearch. A College login and password are required to participate.

    “I invite your comments, as they will be valuable to the President and me in selecting the next Dean of University Libraries,” Halleran said.