Libraries Dean Search
The University of Kentucky is conducting a national search for a transformative leader to serve as Dean of Libraries. With one of the nation’s largest book endowments for public university libraries, UK Libraries plays a vital role in ensuring student success, as well as enhancing the intellectual and economic capital – both on campus and beyond. The Dean will lead with passion, creativity and excellence to cultivate an interactive environment for interdisciplinary discovery and research, while transforming our libraries into hubs of life-long learning. This position will work collaboratively with library and academic leadership, to direct the college and support the goals of Kentucky’s flagship, land-grant University’s strategic plan.
The search committee selected three finalists who visited campus, participated in open forums, and met with constituent groups in the UK community.
Joe Salem Open Forum: Monday, March 19
David Goldsmith Open Forum: Thursday, March 22
Shali Zhang Open Forum: Monday, March 26
Your feedback and input is invaluable to this process. If you have any questions or would like to provide comments, feel free to contact the search committee members:
- Stacey Greenwell, Libraries, Co-Chair
- David A. Brennen, College of Law, Co-Chair
- Sonja Feist-Price, Vice President, Institutional Diversity
- Ann Hammond, Community Representative
- Melissa Henke, College of Law
- Paula Hickner, Libraries
- Troy Martin, Libraries
- Valerie Perry, Libraries
- Christie Peters, Libraries
- Gabe Tomlin, Student Representative
This search is being supported by UK’s Executive Search Team. For further information about the search process or to nominate a potential candidate, please contact Mary Beth Bracken at 859-257-3348 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your insights, and we will continue to share updates throughout the process.