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Sarah Shreeves Named Dean of Libraries for University of Utah

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Sarah Shreeves

The University of Utah has selected Sarah Shreeves as the new dean of libraries, effective in June 2023.

Shreeves is currently the vice dean of libraries at The University of Arizona, where she serves as chief operating officer, providing leadership and support to the departments of Access and Information Services, Special Collections, Technology Strategy and Services, and Research Engagement. She serves on multiple national and international advisory boards and steering committees, including the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust) Governing Board and the US Repository Network Steering Group.

Before joining The University of Arizona, Shreeves served as associate dean for digital strategies and faculty affairs at University of Miami Libraries, co-coordinator of the Scholarly Commons and associate professor of library administration at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries, and project manager for integrated library system migration at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries.

Shreeves received a bachelor’s degree in medieval studies from Bryn Mawr College, and master’s degrees in children’s literature from Simmons College and library and information science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a 2021–2022 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow.

At The University of Utah, Shreeves will succeed Alberta Comer, who will continue as dean of libraries until June 2023, after serving as dean since 2013.

For more information about Shreeves and her appointment, see the University of Utah Libraries blog post, “University of Utah Libraries Announces New Dean of Libraries.”