University of Minnesota Libraries Welcome New Dean As Services Operate Online-Only
From Minnesota Daily:
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.
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.