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About Barbara I. Dewey

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.


Present Dean of Libraries and Professor (2000-2010), University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Present Dean, University Libraries & Scholarly Communications, The Pennsylvania State University

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E510 Paterno Library
Penn State
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814 865 0401 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              814 865 0401      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              814 865 0401      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: 814 865-3665

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