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David Banush Appointed Dean of Libraries at University of South Carolina

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David Banush

The University of South Carolina has named David Banush dean of University Libraries, effective November 1, 2022.

Banush has served as dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources at Tulane University since 2015. Before joining Tulane, Banush was associate university librarian for Access Services and Collection Management at Brown University. Prior to that, he held several positions of increasing responsibility at Cornell University Library.

Banush has served in leadership roles with many professional organizations, including the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), the NorthEast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), and the Ivy Plus Libraries Collection Development Group.

Within ARL, Banush has served on the Arlies Film Festival Working Group 2022, the Nominating Committee 2017, and the Member Engagement and Outreach Committee (MEOC) 2016–2020, including as MEOC vice-chair 2017–2018 and MEOC chair 2018–2019. Additionally, he was an ARL Leadership Fellow in the 2013–2015 cohort.

Banush earned his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Michigan, his MA in English and American literature from New York University, and his MLIS from Wayne State University.

At the University of South Carolina, Banush will succeed Tom McNally, who is returning to a faculty role after leading the libraries for 15 years.

For more information about Banush and this appointment, see the University of South Carolina news release “David Banush Named Dean of University Libraries.”