USF names new library dean
USF administrators have chosen an associate libraries dean from Syracuse University to lead their system of six libraries.
William Garrison took the USF post this week. He most recently served as deputy university librarian and associate dean of libraries at Syracuse.
“Bill Garrison has spent his entire career working in libraries that belong to the prestigious Association of Research Libraries,” said USF Provost Ralph Wilcox. “Above all, he understands the key role that the libraries play in supporting student, faculty and program needs as USF advances toward its strategic vision."
Significantly, Garrison was a Fellow in the first Association of Research Libraries, Research Libraries Leadership Fellows Program. USF would like to be a member of the association, part of their bid to be named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Garrison also has held top positions at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Stanford University, and Northwestern University -- all AAU institutions.
“USF already has an outstanding library system and a great staff, and working together, we can take it to the next level as the administration works to do the same throughout the University,” Garrison said.