After an exhaustive search for a new dean of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University is pleased to announce the Dr. John Eye as the new library dean, effective immediately.
Eye has been serving as interim library dean since Diana Graff retired in 2008. With two years experience and a wealth of institutional knowledge, Dr. Eye claims to be both excited and ready to take the lead as permanent dean of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library.
With much more than just enthusiasm, John Eye comes to this position after 17 years working in professional libraries. In that time, Eye has watched the field drastically shift, thanks to technological and social advancements. Looking ahead in his new post, Eye is “fascinated to think what the next 20 years at SUU will bring.”
According to SUU Provost Brad Cook, it is that enthusiasm and optimism – in addition to a wealth of experience – that make Eye “the right person for the position at this time in SUU's development.”
Cook explains, “As the interim dean, Dr. Eye has been an effective advocate for the library and has worked well with its various stakeholders. He is both well liked and well respected across campus and has the skills to elevate the library to the next level.”
Looking to the Library’s future, Dean Eye plans to continue to shift its services and resources to modern technological and academic demands, explaining, “The Sherratt Library will be even more inviting and useful in the coming years. Advances in technology will allow finding reliable information to be more intuitive and efficient, and library collections will be expanded to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff. I believe the library will have an even greater influence on the academic progress of our students, especially as we, as a campus, move toward increased quality and individualized attention.”