Academics and Research

Michael Levine-Clark named dean of University Libraries

The University of Denver has appointed Professor Michael Levine-Clark dean and director of the University Libraries, effective June 1. Levine-Clark most recently served as interim dean and director of University Libraries. Between July 2012 and August 2015, he was associate dean for scholarly communication and collections services. He replaces Nancy Allen, who stepped down from the library deanship and directorship last year.

“Michael brings a perfect array of experience and expertise to lead DU at this pivotal moment in academic librarianship,” says Provost Gregg Kvistad. “He just led the library faculty and staff in creating a new mission and values statement and a strategic plan that complements the University’s DU IMPACT 2025. He is an internationally respected authority on collection development, acquisition of electronic and other nontraditional holdings, demand-driven acquisition and new models of library discovery — all crucial issues for DU and for all university libraries and their patrons in the 21st century.”

Levine-Clark began his career at DU in 1999, when he was hired as a reference librarian. Prior to that he served as a librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder and at the University of Iowa. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois, and a master’s degree in history from the University of Iowa.


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