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Rhea Ballard-Thrower Named Executive Director of Howard University Libraries

Rhea Ballard-Thrower, image © Howard University

Howard University has appointed Rhea Ballard-Thrower as associate professor and executive director of the libraries, effective September 2016. Ballard-Thrower was previously associate professor and director of the Howard University School of Law Library. She succeeds Howard Dodson Jr., who stepped down in 2015, after three years as director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and director of the Howard University Library System. Divinity librarian Carrie Hackney served as interim director of libraries from September 2015 to September 2016.