The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has appointed William Mischo as acting dean of libraries and university librarian designate, effective February 18, 2017, pending the review and approval of the Board of Trustees. Mischo is currently the head of the university’s Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, and has more than 30 years of experience at the University of Illinois.
Mischo will be the acting dean and university librarian while John Wilkin, the Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson dean of libraries and university librarian, serves as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate. The university has begun a national and international search for vice chancellor and provost, with the goal of filling the position by this fall.
For more details about Mischo and his appointment, see the February 14, 2017, University of Illinois news release, “Mischo, Acting University Librarian.”