New library dean named

Danielle Ferguson

Beth McNeil of Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, Indiana, has been named the dean of the Iowa State University Library.

McNeil, currently Purdue’s professor and associate dean for academic affairs, will begin July 15. 

McNeil managed 12 campus libraries while at Purdue, according to Inside Iowa State, and almost 90 faculty and staff with a $13.7 million annual collections budget.

Provost Jonathan Wickert thanked interim dean of the library Joyce Garnett upon the announcement of McNeil’s, according to Inside Iowa State.