National Search for University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
University Libraries, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for the next University Librarian and Dean of Libraries. The Executive Vice President and Provost named a search committee in spring 2019, and engaged Beverly Brady and Gale Merseth of the national search firm of Isaacson, Miller to assist the search committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates. In early October, four finalists were announced who will visit the University for public interviews.

Meet the candidates

Provost Hanson has announced four finalists. Names and CVs will be posted a day ahead of each candidate's campus visit for public interviews. Candidates will meet with multiple constituencies during each visit and will participate in a public forum that includes open Q&A. (Video note*)

Candidate 1

Janice M. Jaguszewski, Associate University Librarian and Director of Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota View CV

Public forum: Tues., October 22, 2:00-3:30 pm, Walter 402. *

Candidate 2

David Banush, Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources, Tulane University, New Orleans View CV

Public forum: Thurs., October 24, 2:00-3:30 pm, Keller Hall 3-180. *

Candidate 3

Lisa A. German, Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair, University of Houston Libraries View CV

Public forum: Fri., November 1, 2:00-3:30 pm, Murphy Hall 130. *

Candidate 4

Barbara A. Rockenbach, Associate University Librarian, Research & Learning, Columbia University View CV

Public forum: Tues., November 5, 2:00-3:30 pm, Keller Hall 3-180.*

*Video note: Members of the University community unable to attend forums as they happen will have an opportunity to view recorded videos for a limited period immediately afterward (UMN log-in access).

Evaluate the candidates

Evaluate the Candidates Please provide your feedback by completing an evaluation form (for confidential review by Provost Hanson only). Forms are available at public forums and may be downloaded here. Send completed evaluations to or 234 Morrill Hall by Monday, Nov. 11.

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