New Dean of Libraries for Indiana University Named

Brenda Johnson, who currently serves as University Librarian at the U.C., Santa Barbara, has been named Ruth Lilly Dean of the Indiana University Libraries, Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced today (Nov. 18).

Says the new Dean: “”I am delighted to have been selected to serve as the next Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at IU,” Johnson said. “I believe a library is the greatest metaphor for a university. It provides essential resources for academic research, is a repository for scholarly achievement, a source of intellectual inspiration, a stage for public discourse, a center of cultural life, an incubator for new ideas, and is, in and of itself, a ‘community’.”