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Iowa Appoints John Culshaw University Librarian

John P. Culshaw, photo by Tom Jorgensen, © University of Iowa

John P. Culshaw, senior associate dean of libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder and 2011–2012 ARL Research Library Leadership Fellow, has been named university librarian for the University of Iowa, effective August 1, 2013. His appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Culshaw will succeed Nancy Baker, who has served as university librarian since 2000 and is retiring on July 5. Between July 5 and August 1, Paul Soderdahl, associate university librarian for information technology, will act as interim university librarian. For more information, see the June 3 Iowa Now article, “Culshaw Named University Librarian.”