Interim Director of University Libraries

Published: January 8th, 2007

Category: Memos

Janie M. Fouke, Provost

I am pleased to announce that Dr. John Ingram, Deputy Director of University Libraries and Director for Collections, has agreed to serve as Interim Director of University Libraries, effective February 1, 2007. As you may know, Ms. Dale Canelas, Director of University Libraries will be retiring effective January 31, 2007.

Dr. Ingram came to the University of Florida in 1994 as the Chair of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. In 2000, he was named Director for Collections and in 2004 became Deputy Director in addition to his role as Director for Collections. Prior to joining the faculty at UF, he was research archivist and curator of special collections at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Dr. Ingram’s experience at UF has included chairing UF’s Preservation of Historic Buildings and Sites Committee for eight years, and he continues to serve as a member of that committee. He is the current Chair of the Council of State University Libraries Collection Planning Committee and has also served on the CSUL’s Electronic Collections Subcommittee. Additionally, Dr. Ingram has been the co-principal investigator for two NEH funded Baldwin Library Preservation and Access Grants.

He received his B.A. and M.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Fordham University and his Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from Brown University.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ingram to his new position.

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