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John Cotton Dana Library appoints new associate director

The Rutgers University Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of Keir Reavie as the new associate director of the John Cotton Dana Library, on the Rutgers-Newark campus.

As associate director, Keir will focus on the management of research support activities and functions. He will oversee access services, assist the library director on library planning, and work with the data services librarian on institutional research and assessment. He will coordinate aspects of personnel administration, particularly related to library faculty, as well as other aspects of organizational development. He will oversee facilities projects and have responsibility for aspects of outreach and engagement with academic units and other academic and non-profit institutions, including the health sciences library community.

Keir comes to the John Cotton Dana Library with over 18 years of experience as a leader in academic libraries, with strengths in public service, research support, educational services, and library management. Most recently Keir was head of the Health, Agricultural, and Biological Sciences Department of the library at the University of California at Davis. Previously he was the manager of education and information services in the library at the University of California at San Francisco. He has also worked in the medical libraries at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.

Keir served as president of the Northern California and Nevada Medical Libraries Group and chaired a number of regional library association committees. He has published articles about library research in science and medicine in authoritative textbooks and presented over a dozen papers and posters on science library topics, alone and with coauthors, at regional and national medical education conferences.

Keir will start his work at the John Cotton Dana Library on October 17th. The Libraries welcome him into this role and wish him much success.

Posted October 18, 2011