A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed Dean of University Libraries

Catherine Cardwell is the new dean for University Libraries at the University of Nevada Reno. Previously, she held a dual appointment as the regional associate vice chancellor of academic affairs and campus dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida campus in St. Petersburg.

Cardwell earned her bachelor’s degree in English and French from Youngstown State University in Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in French language and literature from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in library science from Kent State University in Ohio.

Michelle Armstrong was appointed interim dean of the Albertsons Library on the campus of Boise State University in Idaho. She had been serving as associate dean at the library. Earlier, she worked as a special education teacher and coordinator of information services for the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.

Armstrong is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she majored in special education. She earned a master of library science degree from the University of North Texas.

Sarah Hutton was appointed interim dean of libraries at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She had been serving as director of student success and engagement. In that role, Hutton had authority over the Learning Commons, Digital Media Lab, the Libraries’ Assessment and Planning program, and numerous campus-wide partnerships in support of student success and outreach. She has been on the staff since 2010.

Hutton is a graduate of Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Rhode Island.

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