May 17, 2022

University of Minnesota Libraries Welcome New Dean As Services Operate Online-Only

From Minnesota Daily:

Lisa German

The University of Minnesota welcomed a new dean of libraries to campus last month. Colleagues say she is well-equipped for the tumultuous times at hand.


This is not her first time leading through a crisis, however, pointed out the University’s associate librarian for data and technology, John Butler. German managed the University of Houston’s libraries during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.


German and the head of human resources have been holding office hours with library staff every day as well as sending out a daily note with new information or words of encouragement.

“You learn that one of the most important things in this kind of situation is to make sure that people feel connected,” she said.

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See Also: From Houston to Minneapolis: Lisa German Named Dean of Libraries at the University of Minnesota (December 5, 2019)

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