Jon E. Cawthorne was named dean of libraries at West Virginia University in Morgantown. He will begin his new job on March 17.
Dr. Cawthorne has been serving as the associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries. He has previously served as associate university librarian for public services at Boston College and dean of the San Diego State University Library.
Cawthorne is a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and holds a master of library science degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. He recently completed his doctoral dissertation in managerial leadership in the information professions at Simmons College in Boston. His dissertation was entitled “Viewing the Future of University Research Libraries Through the Perspectives of Scenarios.”