Report: “David Seaman Balances Syracuse University Libraries and Second Stint as iSchool Dean”
From The Daily Orange:
Over the course of his seven-year tenure, David Seaman has always served as dean of libraries at Syracuse University, with an occasional stint as the interim dean for the School of Information Studies.
Seaman, who has served as dean of libraries since 2015, first assumed the role of interim dean in 2019 after former dean Liz Liddy left the position. Seaman is now fulfilling the role once again after Raj Dewan, who took over in 2020, stepped down this past May.
As he reenters the position, Seaman said he’s relied heavily on his relationships within the iSchool to prepare for success in the job.
Gretchen Ritter, SU’s Vice Chancellor and Provost, said Seaman is uniquely qualified to serve as the iSchool’s interim dean. Before coming to SU, Seaman held leadership positions at libraries for the University of Virginia and Dartmouth College as well as at the Digital Library Federation, which maintains digital materials from different universities and libraries, including SU.
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