Walker named library dean

New dean joins the library at a time when financial security may be in doubt

Along with the multitude of new students the University of North Dakota will be getting this year, the school will also have a new addition to its staff. After a lengthy decision period, Stephanie Walker was chosen for the position of dean of libraries and information resources.

Walker was chosen over several other candidates, and was given the highest overall rating by a panel of 34 judges.  Her credentials are varied and extensive, including work experience at Mount Saint Vincent University, Brooklyn College and Harvard Medical School.

The Canada native will be coming in at a time of financial insecurity for the library. An initiative to cut the library’s budget by over $500,000 was proposed last year, but was shot down by a petition that received several hundred signatures. Despite retaining its original budget, the library still faces ever rising expenses.

Brendan McCabe is the Features Editor of The Dakota Student. He can be reached at [email protected]