Johns Hopkins University has named Elisabeth Long the next Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives, and Museums, effective January 3, 2023.
Long has served as associate university librarian for information technology (IT) and digital scholarship at The University of Chicago (UChicago) since 2016, where she began her career in 1998. She currently oversees digital scholarship services for students and faculty at UChicago and is responsible for the library’s IT infrastructure that supports the preservation of digital archives, books, and data. She also served as interim library director and university librarian from December 2021 through April 2022.
Long was an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow in 2018–2019. She 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. She practices book artistry, letterpress printing, and papermaking in her spare time.
At Johns Hopkins, Long will succeed Winston Tabb, who is retiring after leading the libraries for 20 years.
For more details about Long and this transition, see the Johns Hopkins University news release “Elisabeth Long Selected to Lead Sheridan Libraries & University Museums at Johns Hopkins.”