David W. Lewis named 2018 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year | News and Press Center
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"David W. Lewis, dean of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, is the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) 2018 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development....
Through his leadership, the IUPUI University Library has developed a model program of digitally disseminating unique scholarship, data, and artifacts created by university faculty, students, and community partners. The IUPUI Center for Digital Scholarship, which creates digital collections and advocates for the rights of authors, fair use, and open access, launched in 2013. The center implements and promotes best practices for the creation, description, preservation, sharing, and reuse of digital scholarship, data, and artifacts. Lewis was also instrumental in the adoption of an open access policy by the IUPUI faculty in 2014. The policy demonstrates the university’s commitment to disseminating research and scholarship through the IUPUI ScholarWorks institutional repository...."