March 29, 2017

Skillman Library Welcomes New Library Dean

Skillman Library is pleased to announce that Anne Houston, currently the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Research at the Smith College Libraries, will join us as Dean of Libraries on July 1, 2017. In conducting an extensive national search, we were deeply impressed with Anne’s range of experience, strategic vision, collaborative style, and leadership in national library networks.

At Smith, Anne works closely with faculty members and students to support their research and promotes student learning and information literacy. She has helped Smith build its library collections, improve learning spaces, create innovative library services, and integrate instructional technology and digital scholarship into the curriculum.

Prior to joining Smith, Anne served as Director of Humanities and Social Sciences Services at the University of Virginia Libraries, where she helped to create a digital institutional repository for scholarship, and identify space improvements in the University’s flagship Alderman Library. Anne has also held librarian positions at Tulane University and Loyola University Chicago. A native of Pittsburgh, Anne earned an MLS degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in English Literature from Duquesne University, and a bachelor’s degree in English and History from the University of Virginia.