Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, Michigan scholar, named University Librarian | UC Berkeley News
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"Jeffrey MacKie-Mason — a scholar with expertise in human interaction with online information, economics and public policy, along with administrative experience in higher education — has been named UC Berkeley’s University Librarian. MacKie-Mason comes to Berkeley from the University of Michigan, where he has served as dean of the School of Information since 2010. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele announced his new appointment in a June 12 CalMessage, following approval by the UC regents. Much of MacKie-Mason’s scholarly work 'has concentrated on questions concerning digital libraries and electronic access to materials and journals,' Steele wrote in his message to campus. As a scholar and a dean, he has 'considered the very issues now facing university libraries' ... In 2013 a faculty Commission on the Future of the UC Berkeley Library finalized a report to the campus administration, whose findings MacKie-Mason endorses. Among its key recommendations, he notes the following: complete a major renovation of Moffitt Undergraduate Library, promote digital literacy, offer innovative data services and support a more sustainable and open scholarly publishing ecosystem ..."