University of Maryland has named Adriene Lim dean of the libraries, effective August 19, 2019. Lim is currently dean of libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair at University of Oregon and she has served on the ARL Board of Directors since 2017.
At Maryland, Lim will succeed Pat Steele, who retired in summer 2015 after six years as dean of libraries. Babak Hamidzadeh has served as interim dean of libraries since 2015.
For more information about Lim and her appointment, see the May 28, 2019, letter from the University of Maryland provost, “New Dean of University Libraries.”