Search for Vice Provost for University Libraries

Published February 18, 2019 This content is archived.

Edited April 22, 2019 This content is archived.

Dear UB Community:

I am pleased to report that the search for the next vice provost for university libraries is now underway. Dr. Suzanne Rosenblith, dean of the Graduate School of Education, has agreed to serve as chair of the search committee. Under Dean Rosenblith’s leadership and with the support of the search committee, I have every confidence that the search for the next vice provost for university libraries will be a great success.

The search committee includes faculty and staff from University Libraries and across the university. I am grateful to the members of this committee for their willingness to assist UB in recruiting an outstanding individual for this important leadership position. In addition to Dean Rosenblith, the search committee includes:

  • Theodora Belniak, Interim Associate University Librarian and Vice Dean for Legal Information Services, University Libraries
  • Donna Berryman, Head, Health Sciences Library Services, University Libraries
  • Brice Bible, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  • Ann Bisantz, Dean of Undergraduate Education and Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Javier Blanco, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Christopher Hollister, Interim Head of Scholarly Communication, University Libraries
  • Damien Keane, Associate Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences and Chair, Faculty Senate Library Committee
  • Lynn Kozlowski, Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior, School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • James Maynard, Curator, Poetry Collection, University Libraries
  • Valerie Nesset, Associate Professor, Information Science, Graduate School of Education
  • Kathleen O’Brien, Assessment and Resource Planning Officer, University Libraries
  • Shenqiang Ren, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Robin Schulze, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Diane Schwartz, Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Thomas Slomka, Instructional Support Specialist, Office of Educational Effectiveness
  • Eva Zurek, Professor, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

We have secured the services of Isaacson, Miller to assist the search committee. Beverly Brady will be the principal from the firm working on this search, assisted by Caitlin Barrett.  Ms. Brady has extensive experience in leading academic library searches for universities, including many of our AAU counterparts.     

The search committee and search firm will begin their work this month with the goal of completing the search process by July 1. Throughout the coming months, Dean Rosenblith will update the university community regarding the committee’s progress. Information will also be available on the search website [page no longer available].



Charles F. Zukoski                                                                                        Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs