Dean of Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Stepping Down
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln dean of libraries will step down this summer after 16 years to take on a new administrative assignment, the university announced this week.
“I am intensely proud of the things we have accomplished together and I’m excited about the next phase of advancement for the UNL Libraries, but as you are aware, I continue to face health challenges that are increasing my fatigue levels,” Joan Giesecke said in a message to library staff.
Libraries associate dean Nancy Busch will serve as interim dean starting Aug. 12. Giesecke now will coordinate the university’s preparation for the Higher Learning Commission accreditation (due in 2016).
Under Giesecke’s guidance, the institutional repository Digital Commons was developed, now offering more than 57,000 full-text volumes — second-largest in the country — and accessed in more than 190 countries. UNL Libraries has moved significantly from print to electronic resources, with less than 2,000 of its 40,000 full-text journals only available in print.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.