Congratulations to John P. Wilkin (MS/ IS ’86). He has been named university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its July 24 meeting in Chicago.
Currently Wilkin is an associate university librarian at the University of Michigan, where he also leads Michigan’s library information technology and publishing divisions, including the University of Michigan Press.
He also is the executive director of the HathiTrust Digital Library, an online repository established in 2008 to unite the digitized collections of more than 60 research libraries, including the U. of I.’s, in an effort to preserve the published cultural record.