Mark I. Greenberg has been hired as dean of libraries at Western Washington University.
Greenberg, who will start his new position on June 1, was hired following a national search. As dean, Greenberg will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and direction of Western Libraries and their programs.
“Dr. Greenberg brings a wealth of experience and a leadership style exceptionally well-suited for Western Libraries, and the many roles a dean of libraries must fulfill in today’s world,” said WWU Provost Catherine Riordan, in a press release.
Since 2001, Greenberg has been a member of the dean’s senior management team at the University of South Florida Libraries. Greenberg is now associate librarian, with direct responsibility for the Special and Digital Collections, Florida Studies Center, Oral History Program and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center.
He has a doctorate in American history from the University of Florida, a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida and a master’s of public history from the University of Western Ontario.
Greenberg succeeds Chris Cox, who left WWU last August to take the dean of library services position at the University of Northern Iowa. Rick Osen, assistant dean of libraries at Western, has been serving as interim dean since last summer.