Boston University (BU) has named K. Matthew Dames as university librarian, effective July 1, 2018.
Dames is currently associate university librarian for scholarly resources and services at Georgetown University. He is also an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow (2018–2019). Previously, he was the founding director of the Syracuse University Copyright and Information Policy Office, then associate dean for research and scholarship, and later interim dean of libraries and university librarian.
At BU, Dames will succeed Bob Hudson, who is retiring this summer (see page 9 of PDF), after leading the BU Libraries for 26 years.
For more information about Dames and this transition, see the May 18, 2018, BU Today story, “K. Matthew Dames Appointed New University Librarian.”