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April 9, 2021

Dean of K-State Libraries finalists

Submitted by Office of the Provost

The search committee announces four finalists who will interview virtually for the dean of K-State Libraries position and invites you to attend the virtual open forums presented by each candidate.

  • Stephanie Walker, dean of libraries and information resources at the University of North Dakota, will interview on April 13. The virtual open forum will be from 1-2 p.m.
  • Leo Lo, associate dean for learning, undergraduate services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries at Pennsylvania State University, will interview on April 15. The virtual open forum will be from 1-2 p.m.
  • Bella Karr Gerlich, consultant and interim college librarian at Goucher College, will interview on April 16. The virtual open forum will be from 1-2 p.m.
  • Joe Mocnik, dean of libraries at North Dakota State University, will interview on April 20. The virtual open forum will be from 1-2 p.m. 

K-Staters are encouraged to participate in each virtual open forum and Q&A session, "Leading an academic research library at a 21st-century land-grant university: Opportunities and challenges in a changing world." Search committee chair, Mary Tolar, will moderate each virtual open forum. Questions for candidates may be submitted in advance via email to Tolar at mtolar@k-state.edu or asked live during each virtual open forum using the chat feature. 

The virtual open forums may be accessed through the Office of the Provost search website. For those unable to participate live, the virtual open forums will be archived on the provost's search website. Application materials, itinerary and online feedback survey for each candidate are also available on that website. Please be prepared to enter your K-State eID and password to access the information. Each feedback survey will close at 5:00 p.m. two days following each candidate's virtual interview and the presentation will be removed from the website at that time. 

Oral or written feedback on the candidates may also be directed to members of the search committee. Please provide feedback no later than Thursday, April 22.

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