The University of Virginia (UVA) has named John M. Unsworth university librarian and dean of libraries, effective June 25, 2016. Unsworth is currently vice provost, university librarian, chief information officer, and professor of English at Brandeis University. At UVA, he will succeed Karin Wittenborg, who retired December 31, 2014, after 21 years as university librarian. UVA deputy university librarian Martha Sites has been serving as interim university librarian since December 25, 2014.
For more information about Unsworth and his appointment, see the April 14, 2016, UVA Today article, “UVA Selects John M. Unsworth as University Librarian and Dean of Libraries.”