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Finalists named in University Libraries dean search

Candidates will visit campus in late November and early December

Contact: Dan Digmann


​Finalists seeking to serve as Central Michigan University's dean of libraries will visit campus for interviews and open forums beginning Nov. 29.

A 14-member search committee, chaired by CMU Vice President of Information Technology Roger Rehm, announced the three candidates following a national search.​

Candidates and the dates of their campus visits and open forums are:

  • ​Kathy Irwin, CMU University Libraries interim dean. Irwin's forum is scheduled from 1 to 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Park Library Auditorium;
  • Clem Guthro, Colby College Libraries director. Guthro's forum is scheduled from 1 to 1:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Park Library Auditorium; and
  • Melvin Davis, University of North Alabama dean of library and educational technology services. Davis' forum is scheduled from 3 to 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Park Library Auditorium.

The dean of libraries is the chief administrative officer of CMU's University Libraries​. The position provides leadership and strategic vision for the libraries in support of the university's mission, serves as a member of the Council of Deans, and represents the libraries to the faculty and administration of the university.

The new dean will replace longtime leader Tom Moore, who retired June 30. 

All open forums will be recorded and available for review on the Office of the Provost website until the search has completed. The website also will feature a form to provide feedback on each candidate.


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