Open forums will introduce candidates to the UI community
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Finalists for university librarian will visit the University of Iowa starting Monday, April 1, presenting a series of open forums on the future of libraries at research-intensive universities.

Information about each candidate will be posted on the university librarian search website approximately two days before each forum. Dates, times, and locations for the forums follow:

  • Monday, April 1, 4-5 p.m., Bijou Theatre, Iowa Memorial Union
  • Monday, April 8, 4-5 p.m., Bijou Theatre, Iowa Memorial Union
  • Friday, April 12, 11 a.m.-noon, Room 101, Becker Communication Studies Building
  • Wednesday, April 17, 4-5 p.m., Bijou Theatre, Iowa Memorial Union

The university librarian provides leadership for University Libraries, one of the largest libraries in the United States. Its Main Library, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, five branch libraries, and off-site storage facilities offer access to more than five million volumes; extensive rare books and archives; time-based media collections; and digital content.

In fall 2013, a 37,000-square-foot Learning Commons will transform the first floor of the Main Library to provide flexible study spaces, a new TILE classroom, services and support, and more.

Stephen Fleagle, associate vice president and chief information officer, and Richard Fumerton, professor of philosophy, co-chair the search committee for the position.