Georgia State Names New Dean of Libraries

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Jeff Steely, associate dean and director of central libraries at Baylor University, has been appointed dean of libraries at Georgia State University, effective Dec. 1

Jeff Steely

Jeff Steely, associate dean and director of central libraries at Baylor University, has been appointed dean of libraries at Georgia State University, effective Dec. 1.

Steely will oversee library resources at Georgia State, which include more than 1.5 million volumes, more than seven million graphic materials, archival materials and the Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment.

“Mr. Steely brings a wealth of knowledge about libraries in the research university context as well as insights and strategic planning experience relating to the evolving role of libraries in changing teaching, learning and research environments,” said Risa Palm, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Steely has been at Baylor since 1999, starting as outreach services librarian. He has been assistant director for client services, director of central libraries, assistant dean and associate dean.

Prior to his career at Baylor, Steely was a serials librarian in the Library of the U.S. Courts in Chicago. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Texas.

Steely succeeds Nancy Seamans, who was dean of libraries from 2008 to 2013, and assumes the role from Interim Dean Tammy Sugarman.

For more information about Georgia State’s libraries, visit library.gsu.edu.

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