Introducing the new Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives, and Museums

On January 3, 2023, Elisabeth Long will become the next Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives, and Museums. A practiced book artist and a collaborative leader who has spent nearly 30 years in progressively responsible roles with the University of Chicago Library, Long is well-positioned to guide the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries & University Museums through its next chapter.

Hopkins faculty and students are engaged in groundbreaking work, and for me, the best part of being a librarian is being able to interact with all the remarkable people that are part of an institution like Johns Hopkins.
Elisabeth Long

Elisabeth Long to lead Sheridan Libraries & University Museums at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar have announced that Elisabeth Long has been named the next Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives, and Museums of Johns Hopkins University. Currently serving as associate university librarian for information technology and digital scholarship at UChicago—where she has worked since 1998—Long possesses a broad and diverse set of technological skills, along with an interest in special collections and in facilitating open and accessible scholarship. Succeeding current dean Winston Tabb, Long will assume the position on January 3, 2023.

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A Letter to the Hopkins Community

In a letter to the Johns Hopkins University community, President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar introduced Elisabeth Long as the university’s next Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Appointed after a comprehensive national search, Long’s extensive and varied experience in libraries, deep understanding of the research enterprise, and commitment to excellence made her the clear choice to guide the Sheridan Libraries & University Museums in achieving its goals for the future.

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