Notre Dame’s K. Matthew Dames Is the New Leader of the Association of Research Libraries

K. Matthew Dames, the Edward H. Arnold University Librarian at the University of Notre Dame, is the new president of the Association of Research Libraries. The nonprofit organization includes membership of 125 research libraries in Canada and the U.S whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication.

“It is an honor and a privilege to begin my term as ARL’s 61st president,” Dr. Dames said. “I look forward to collaborating with all our key stakeholders and constituencies to increase the value we bring to our members. I also look forward to broadening the association’s commitment to diversify the profession and make it more equitable, especially during this critical juncture in our society.”

Dr. Dames came to Notre Dame this fall after serving as Boston University Librarian since 2018. Earlier, Dr. Dames was associate university librarian for scholarly resources and services at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and was interim dean of libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University in New York.

Dr. Dames is a graduate of Baruch College of the City University of New York, where he majored in business administration. He holds a master of library and information science degree and a Ph.D. in information sciences from Syracuse University and a juris doctorate from Northeastern University in Boston.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Johns Hopkins University Launches New Major and Center for Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism

The new Chloe Center for the Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism will provide research opportunities and educational events for the Johns Hopkins University community. As part of the new program, the university has announced a new undergraduate major in critical diaspora studies.

Chicago Library Receives $2 Million to Digitize Collection of African American History and Literature

The Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection housed within the Chicago Public Library will soon be available online to the public thanks to a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Featured Jobs