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Gift Endows Vice Provost and University Librarian Position at Case Western Reserve as Arnold Hirshon Prepares to Retire

photo of Arnold Hirshon
Arnold Hirshon, image courtesy of
Case Western Reserve

After more than a decade as Case Western Reserve University’s vice provost and university librarian, Arnold Hirshon will retire at the end of 2021. In recognition of his impact on the university and the Kelvin Smith Library—and to help ensure Hirshon’s leading-edge work continues with his successor—Jon Lindseth and the Lindseth family have endowed the position of vice provost and Lindseth Family University Librarian, which Hirshon will hold until his retirement.

As Case Western Reserve begins a national search to fill the position, Hirshon—whose achievements and advancements at the university’s main library have strengthened its reputation as a hub of scholarly learning and innovation—said he is “deeply humbled” to hold the endowed position created by the Lindseth family.

Hirshon has been active in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) throughout his time at Case Western Reserve. He currently serves on the ARL Board Nominating Committee (2021) and the Research and Analytics Committee (2019–2021). His past service includes the Assessment Visioning Task Force (2017), the Innovation Lab Advisory Group (2016–2017), the Research and Analytics Committee (2015–2016), the Libraries That Learn Design Team (2015–2016), and the Statistics and Assessment Committee (2012–2015).

For more information about the Lindseth family’s gift and Hirshon’s legacy at Case Western Reserve, see the March 3, 2021, article in The Daily, “Vice Provost and University Librarian Arnold Hirshon to Retire—and New Gift Endows Position for Future.”