From The Michigan Daily:
Paul Courant, the current dean of libraries, will step down on Aug. 31, 2013, and the University announced Monday that Provost Philip Hanlon has assembled a search committee of administrators, faculty, staff and students to find Courant’s replacement.
Physics Prof. August Evrard, head of the 17-member search committee, said as the libraries have progressed into the digital age, the new dean will need to be dedicated to the ongoing process of digitizing its collections.
While there are associate University librarians who work on the business side of the operation, Evrard said it’s essential that the new dean is business savvy.
“The library is a … $50 million operation with over 500 employees,” he said. “So it’s a good-sized business to run so there’s just managerial aspects.”
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