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

On January 3, 2023, Elisabeth Long became the 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 is Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives, and Museums at Johns Hopkins University. She oversees library services in the five Sheridan Libraries and coordinates library services provided by all schools of the university through the University Library Directors Council (LDC), which she chairs. She also oversees the university’s historic house museums, Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library.

Previous Positions

Prior to becoming dean at Johns Hopkins, Dean Long served as associate university librarian for information technology and digital scholarship at The University of Chicago Library since 2016, where she began her career in 1998. She served as interim library director and university librarian from December 1, 2021 to April 21, 2022, and was an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow in 2018–2019. She served on several UChicago committees, including the Digital Humanities Oversight Committee and Digital Media Archive Committee, and was a board member of the university’s IT Leadership Council.

Dean Long holds a BA from St. John’s College, an MLIS from the University of Maryland, and an MFA in book and paper arts from Columbia College Chicago.


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

On November 2, 2022, Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Sunil Kumar named Elisabeth Long the next Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives, and Museums of Johns Hopkins University. Long assumed the position on January 3, 2023.

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Long succeeds Winston Tabb, who served as dean for 20 years and announced his retirement in December 2021 following a distinguished libraries career that spanned five decades.

In 2017 President Daniels and the Johns Hopkins board of trustees established the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center to honor Tabb and his commitment to promoting scholarship by encouraging original research using the Sheridan Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, and archives. The Tabb Center’s fellowships and programming create and promote contributions to the scholarly record.

Name Contact Location Subject Areas
Wiggins, Leslie
Administrative Coordinator
410-516-8330
wiggins@jhu.edu
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Long, Elisabeth
Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives, and Museums
410-516-7721
elisabethlong@jhu.edu
Milton S. Eisenhower Library