Broughton, Cardwell named library co-interim deans

Kelly Broughton and Catherine Cardwell have been named co-interim deans of University Libraries, Executive Vice President Linda Dobb has announced. Their appointment becomes effective Aug. 1.

Broughton is currently the associate dean for assessment and technology, including digital initiatives and facilities. Cardwell is the chair of library teaching and learning. She provides oversight for reference services, first-year experience outreach, information literacy instruction and multicultural services.

Broughton and Cardwell’s new job duties will consist of strategic planning, development, community partnerships, OhioLINK initiatives and overall supervision of library operations.

“Broughton and Cardwell have served the University Libraries in many different capacities,” Dobb said. “They both have a tremendous skill set, a strong administrative background and leadership skills, and both will be instrumental in planning the University Libraries’ 40th anniversary gala.”

Broughton and Cardwell will replace Dr. Lorraine J. Haricombe, who has accepted a position as dean of libraries at the University of Kansas. The two co-interim deans will serve until a new dean is selected.

July 10, 2006