Provost Michael Halleran sent the following message to the campus community on Feb. 17, 2011 - Ed.
Over the next several weeks, candidates for the position of Dean of University Libraries will be visiting the campus. Each one of them presents excellent credentials and backgrounds, and I am excited about their upcoming visits. The search committee has done great work in coming up with this list of finalists.
In addition to meetings with various groups – faculty, Swem personnel, staff, deans, search committee members and administrators – each candidate will also hold a forum open to the entire campus community. I realize that schedules are busy, but I hope you will be able to attend these sessions. The times and dates for the sessions are as follows:
Steve Smith Tuesday, February 22 at 4:00 p.m., Tidewater B
Suzy Palmer Tuesday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m., Tidewater A
Carrie Cooper Thursday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m., Tidewater A
John Buschman Tuesday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m., Tidewater B
You can access each candidate’s CV at http://www.wm.edu/librarydeansearch/. A link to a “candidate evaluation form” will be available the day before each candidate’s visit. I invite your comments, as they will be valuable to the President and me in selecting the next Dean of University Libraries. Please note that although the evaluation form requires a login with W&M, this is only to ensure that it is limited to members of the W&M community; the comments themselves are anonymous. Thank you for your participation in this important process.
I hope you will be able to attend.
Michael R. Halleran