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U Michigan Appoints James Hilton Dean of Libraries

James Hilton, image © University of Virginia

James L. Hilton, vice president and CIO at University of Virginia, has been appointed dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Michigan (U-M), effective September 1, 2013. He has also been appointed as a tenured professor in the U-M School of Information. Hilton’s appointments are for a five-year term. He will succeed Paul N. Courant, who is stepping down after serving as dean of libraries and university librarian since 2007. For details, see the May 16 U-M news release, “James L. Hilton Will Return to U-M as Dean of Libraries.”