Barbara I. Dewey is Dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, at the
Pennsylvania State University. She was Dean of Libraries, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville from 2000-2010. She held several administrative positions at the University of
Iowa Libraries including Interim University Librarian and Director, Information and
Research Services (1987-2000). Prior to her work at Iowa she was Director of Admissions
at Indiana University’s School of Library and Information Science (1980-1987), Reference
and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Northwestern University Libraries (1978-1980), and Head,
Reference and Adult Services, Minnesota Valley Regional Library in Mankato, Minnesota
(1977-1978). She is the author/editor of six books, and has published articles and
presented papers on research library topics including digital libraries, technology, user
education, fundraising, diversity, organizational change, and human resources. Her
forthcoming book, to be published by Chandos Press, Oxford, UK, is Transforming Research
Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society. 

She holds the M.A. in library science (1976), the B.A. in sociology/anthropology (1974)
from the University of Minnesota, the Public Management Certificate from Indiana
University (1985). Dewey is chair of the Association for Research Libraries (ARL)
Transforming Research Libraries Steering Committee and former Board of Directors member.



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Contributions to Books


Transforming Research Libraries: An Introduction, Transforming Research Libraries for a Global Knowledge Society (2010)



Decision Methods for Vitual Knowledge Collaboration, IX Congress International Society for Knowledge Organization-Spain, New Persectives for the Organization and Dissemination of Knowledge (2009)

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Through Any Means Available: Connecting People with Scholarship, Redefining Relevance: Exceeding User Expectations (2009)

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