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UIUC Appoints John P. Wilkin University Librarian, Dean of Libraries

John P. Wilkin
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John P. Wilkin, associate university librarian for publishing and technology at University of Michigan and executive director of HathiTrust, has been named university librarian and dean of libraries for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), effective August 16, 2013. His appointment is subject to approval by the university’s board of trustees at its July 24 meeting. Wilkin will succeed Paula Kaufman, who has served as university librarian since 1999 and dean of libraries since 2007 and is stepping down on August 15. For more details, see the June 10 UIUC news article, “University of Michigan Associate Librarian to Lead U of I Libraries.”