The Library is excited to welcome Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, who has served as dean of the University of Michigan School of Information since 2010, as UC Berkeley’s next University Librarian. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele announced MacKie-Mason’s appointment last week, as the UC Berkeley News Center reports, noting that much of MacKie-Mason’s scholarship “has concentrated on questions concerning digital libraries and electronic access to materials and journals.”
MacKie-Mason is currently a Professor in information and computer science, economics and public policy at Michigan, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. He will begin his new role at UC Berkeley in October, following the June retirement of Tom Leonard, who has served as University Librarian for fifteen years. Associate University Librarians Beth Dupuis and Erik Mitchell will co-direct the Library in the interim.