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Dean, University of Idaho Libraries: Finalists

The search advisory committee is pleased to announce finalists for the position of Dean of the University of Idaho Libraries. The finalists will visit the Moscow campus beginning March 20 and concluding March 28. As part of these visits, the university community is invited to open forums on the Moscow campus. The forums will be recorded and available for review following the final candidate’s visit to Moscow. A feedback form will be available on this site beginning with the first presentation.

For more information about the Dean of University Libraries position, download the position announcement (PDF).

Clement Guthro

Open Session 1

Wednesday, March 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons
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Clem Guthro most recently served as the Dean of the Library at Cal State Fullerton. Prior to CSUF, Clem served as the Director of Libraries at Colby College in Waterville, Maine from 2003 to 2017. Clem served as the Vice Chair of the Maine InfoNet Board which oversees state-wide library collaboration and shared catalog services. He was Co-Principal Investigator on the IMLS funded Maine Shared Collections Strategy grant. In 2009, he established the annual Maine Academic Libraries Day to provide a statewide professional development opportunity for all academic libraries in Maine.

Clem’s area of research and praxis are digital libraries and their effect on scholarship; collaboration across the library ecosystem; long-term stewardship of print collections; libraries and architecture and the role of library as place in student success.

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Clement Guthro

Andrea Falcone

Open Session 2

Thursday, March 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons
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Andrea Falcone is the Associate Director for Education and Public Services at the Auraria Library, a tri-institutional library serving the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Community College of Denver. She is responsible for envisioning and managing information services that enhance research within and across disciplines, including academic success in and beyond the classroom. In this role Andrea also focuses on the strategic development of library learning spaces, integrated service points and circulation services.

Since 2013, she has been a presenter for the ACRL roadshow “Planning, Assessing and Communicating Library Impact.” Andrea is also the Editor of the Beta Phi Mu Scholars Series published by Rowman & Littlefield and is the column editor for "Perspectives on Public Services," which appears in International Information & Library Review.

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Andrea Falcone

Ben Hunter

Open Session 3

Wednesday, March 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Whitewater Room, Idaho Commons
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Ben Hunter is currently serving as the Interim Dean of Library Services at the University of Idaho, a position he has held since July of 2018. Previously, Professor Hunter served as the Associate Dean of Library Services at U of I, and, before that, held positions including Head of Technical Services, Interim Head of User & Research Services and Reference & Instruction Librarian. Before coming to U of I, he was an Association of Research Libraries Fellow at the University of Washington.

Professor Hunter was named the Idaho Librarian of the Year in 2017 by the Idaho Library Association, a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker” in 2013, served as the 2010/2011 President of the Idaho Library Association and is part of the American Library Association Emerging Leaders 2011 cohort.

He holds a B.M. in Music Composition from the University of Idaho, a M.M. in Music Composition from the University of Oregon and a M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Hunter is currently a doctoral candidate at Simmons College studying managerial leadership in the information professions.

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Ben Hunter

George Fowler

Open Session 4

Wednesday, March 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Aurora Room, Idaho Commons
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George Fowler is the University Librarian at Old Dominion University. He has more than 20 years’ experience as an academic librarian. His roles have ranged from reference librarian to systems librarian, and finally to administration and ultimately as University Librarian. He has held leadership positions in regional and national organizations; and was a UCLA Senior Fellow in 2012. Additionally, he served in enlisted and officer capacities in the US Army, to include a deployment to Iraq.

In addition to holding a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Science and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of North Texas, he earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education at Old Dominion University. His dissertation is titled “The Essence of the library at a public research university as seen through key constituents’ lived experiences”.

His research interests revolve around a grounded active purpose of the library that incorporates much of what is considered traditional in academic librarianship, but emphasizes the intentionality of provoking dialogues and deliberations, inspiring curiosity, nurturing empathy and fostering a culture of challenging one’s filter through establishing crossroads communities in and around libraries’ spaces, collections and programs.

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George Fowler

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Contact Us

Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 105
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Phone: 208-885-6448
Fax: 208-885-6558
provost@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 3152
Moscow, ID
83844-3152

Directions