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Libraries, International Studies Leadership Changes

November 4, 2019

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MACOMB, IL -- Jeanne Stierman, assistant dean of University Libraries at Western Illinois University, has been named interim dean of the Libraries, effective Nov. 1. The national search process for a permanent dean will be underway in the near future, according to Interim Provost Billy Clow.

Stierman has served as the assistant dean since 2014. As assistant dean, Stierman supervises and provides leadership for the Access Services Unit, Computer Services Unit, Curriculum Library and the Music Library, is responsible for setting library policies and serves as the Libraries' administrative leader in the absence of the Dean. Stierman is also the library liaison to three departments in the College of Business and Technology and provides research assistance at the Reference Desk. She joined the WIU Libraries faculty as an assistant professor in 1991, was promoted to associate professor in 1996 and to professor in 2003.

She received her master's in library and information science and an MBA from the University of Iowa, and her bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA.

The Center for International Studies will move under the direction of Associate Provost Mark Mossman and the Office of Graduate Programs, effective Nov. 1, while a national search is underway for a director of international studies.

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