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Elisabeth Long Appointed Interim Library Director and University Librarian for University of Chicago

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Elisabeth Long, image courtesy of
The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has named Elisabeth Long interim library director and university librarian, effective December 1, 2021.

An Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow in 2018–2019, Long has served as associate university librarian for information technology and digital scholarship at The University of Chicago Library since 2016, where she began her career in 1998. Long is part of the UChicago Library’s senior leadership team, providing library-wide budget planning, assessment, and creative management; promoting strategic directions that ensure the library is a center of innovation; and supporting the university’s strategic focus of fostering inquiry and impact. She has served on university-wide committees, including the Digital Humanities Oversight Committee and Digital Media Archive Committee, and is a board member of the university’s IT Leadership Council.

Long holds a BA from St. John’s College, an MLIS from the University of Maryland, and an MFA in book and paper arts from Columbia College Chicago.

At UChicago, Long will serve as interim library director and university librarian while the university searches for a successor to Brenda Johnson, who will retire November 30, 2021, after leading the library since 2015.

For more information about this transition, see the UChicago Library news release “Library Leadership Update.”