May 19, 2022

Dartmouth’s Dean of Libraries Jeffrey Horrell Announces He Will Retire in June

From The Dartmouth:

After over 40 years working in college libraries, dean of libraries Jeffrey Horrell announced last week that he will be retiring in June 2016. Horrell has served as the 18th librarian of the College since 2005.

Horrell first began working at Dartmouth from 1981 to 1986 as the head of the Sherman Art Library. After working at several different universities, he returned to Dartmouth in 2005 as the librarian of the College.


Horrell served as a chair on the board of University Press of New England. UPNE is a university press consortium that has worked with library staff on open access publishing ventures and digitizing library materials.

Michael Burton, director of UPNE, said that Horrell initiated the relationship between UPNE and Dartmouth.

“There’s quite a synergy between a publisher and a library, and [Horrell] has worked with us helping to conceive our work of moving scholarship to open access and better defining ways to distribute our work and make it more discoverable both in the scholarly context and in a general public because of his knowledge of librarianship and how scholars use published material,” Burton said.

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See Also: Much More About Jeffrey Horrell and His Many Accomplishments in the Official Dartmouth Announcement

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