Search for Dean of University Libraries

A national search for the position of Stony Brook University Dean of University Libraries is now underway.  See the below announcement from Provost Dennis Assanis for more details.

I am pleased to announce that the Office of the Provost has initiated
a search for a Dean of University Libraries. Stony Brook Libraries
are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and
world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong
to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health
Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of
Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries’ collections exceed
2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings
of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and
a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include four distinct
facilities, including Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry,
Math/Physics, and Health Sciences Libraries. The University’s
Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long
Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and
nationally through the National Network of the National Libraries of

For all academic matters, the Dean of University Libraries reports to
the Provost, and works closely with the Senior Vice President of the
Health Sciences Center. The Dean of Libraries is responsible for:
providing a strategic vision and leading the planning and advancement
of the SBU Libraries; leading innovation in the Libraries’ collection
and technologies; ensuring sound management; representing the SBU
Libraries locally and nationally; and leading philanthropic efforts.
As the University increases both intra- and extra-campus research
activities in a multitude of disciplines, the incumbent will be
expected to lead the libraries in the development of new service and
collection models to adapt to the shift in information formats and
access technologies. The incumbent is required to partner with others
across the campus community to create a new type of 21st century
information center in support of research and education. Furthermore,
the Dean of Libraries will help establish collaborative relationships
with other campus entities to address future data retention and
dissemination challenges related to such issues as digital
preservation, intellectual property, scholarly communication, and
unique institutionally-created information.

I am also pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Manning of our English
Department has agreed to Chair the Dean of University Libraries
search committee, with the following 17 distinguished representatives
of our Stony Brook community serving on the search committee:

1. Tomasz Bakowski, Graduate student
2. Bryan Szeglin, Undergraduate student
3. Norman Goodman, Senate, Sociology
4. Peter Brink, Physiology and Biophysics
5. David Paquette, Dental Medicine
6. Leslie Hyman, Preventive Medicine
7. Robert Shrock, Institute for Theoretical Physics
8. Bill Godfrey, Writing Program
9. Chuck Powell, Teaching, Learning + Technology
10. Nicholas Rzhevsky, European Languages
11. Dan Weymouth, Music, Director of cDact
12. Brent Lindquist, Applied Math & Statistics
13. Janet Clarke, Library
14. Stefanie Massucci, SoMAS
15. Susan Werner, Library
16. Kristen Nyitray, Library
17. Jason Torre, Library
18. Loren Mendell, Neurobiology

Please refer anyone interested in this position to the SBU Human
Resources website at

Best, Dennis N. Assanis

Posted in Libraries, Stony Brook University

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