Sharon Bostick to Join IIT as Dean of Libraries

I am pleased to announce that Sharon Bostick will join IIT in August, 2012, as our new Dean of Libraries.  As the chief administrative officer of IIT’s libraries, Bostick’s responsibilities will include the coordination and oversight of all library operations and services.

Bostick is currently dean of university libraries at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  She was formerly director of libraries at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and has also served as an independent consultant for libraries and higher education focusing on assessment, innovation and accessibility.  She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Wayne State University, an AMLS (Library Science) from the University of Michigan, and a BA in English and Counseling from Oakland University in Michigan.  In addition to presenting at numerous national and international conferences, Bostick has also written extensively on academic library consortia in the United States and information-seeking behavior in university students.

I would also like to extend my appreciation to the members of the search committee:  Kristin Standaert, chair; Ali Cinar; Michael Gosz; Candi Miranda; Jack Snapper;
Keith Ann Stiverson; Ophir Trigalo; and, Charles Uth.

Please join me in welcoming Sharon Bostick to IIT upon her arrival in August.

Alan W. Cramb
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs