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Welcome from Arnold Hirshon, University Librarian
Every new academic year brings a level of excitement as students and faculty return to campus. Everyone anticipates the accomplishment of the new year and our community rededicates itself to continuing intellectual growth through research, teaching and learning.
This is a particularly special year for me because I just arrived in mid-August. I return to academe after an eleven year hiatus. For the first twenty-five years of my professional life I worked in five different academic institutions (two in the Midwest, two in the Southeast, and one in the Mid-Atlantic). Most recently, over the past decade I worked in and with academic libraries in my work as the chief executive officer of a non-profit organization in New England and as a national and international consultant.
I return to university life with a new sense of vigor and enthusiasm. During this academic year the Kelvin Smith Library will develop a new strategic plan and consider important changes to our services both in our buildings and on the network. For our strategic planning process to be successful, I seek very wide active and personal engagement of all of our stakeholders. Please communicate with me in whatever way you are most comfortable: in person on the street or in the office, or electronically via email, online chat, Twitter, or Facebook. (All of my contact information is below.) I know that everyone on the staff of the Kelvin Smith Library would also welcome your involvement and communications as we build upon the strong foundation of the past to build an even greater Library for the future.
I wish you a highly successful academic year, and I look forward to seeing and speaking with many of you personally soon.
Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian
Office: Kelvin Smith Library 212G
Phone: (216) 368-0688
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Posted by Catherine Wells on August 30, 2010 07:57 AM