University announces new Dean of Libraries

In an email to the university community May 21, Provost and Executive Vice President Mark S. Kamlet announced that Keith Webster will be Carnegie Mellon’s next Dean of the Libraries, effective July 1. He succeeds Gloriana St. Clair, who is stepping down after serving as dean for 15 years.

Dear Members of the Carnegie Mellon Community:Keith Webster

On behalf of President Jared L. Cohon, I am delighted to announce that Keith Webster will be Carnegie Mellon’s next Dean of the Libraries. He will hold the rank of Principal Librarian and will also have a courtesy academic appointment at the H. John Heinz III College. His appointment will begin July 1.

Prior to his appointment to Carnegie Mellon, Keith was vice president and director of academic relations and strategy for the global publishing company John Wiley and Sons. He was formerly dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Queensland in Australia, one of the largest libraries in the southern hemisphere, where he supervised a staff of 250. His prior positions include university librarian at Victoria University in New Zealand, and head of information rights at HM Treasury, London, United Kingdom. … More

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