SCOTT BENNETT APPOINTED YALE LIBRARIAN Scott Bennett, director of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at the Homewood campus since 1989, has been appointed librarian of Yale University. He will assume his new post Oct. 1. As Yale librarian, Dr. Bennett will head the second largest university library in the world. He will be directly responsible for more than 20 Yale libraries including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. "My years at Hopkins have been the most wonderful and productive of my professional life," Dr. Bennett said. "This is a great university, and it has been immensely challenging and rewarding to be here. Yale, like Hopkins, is a great research university, and I am attracted to it because it has one of the dozen greatest research libraries in the world." "Scott Bennett has served Hopkins with distinction," Provost Joseph Cooper said. "He is a consummate professional. We are pleased he will have this new challenge at Yale." As director of the Eisenhower Library, Dr. Bennett conducted a successful $5 million endowment campaign for the library's humanities collection and led projects to develop client-centered services and strategic planning for the library. Dr. Bennett will succeed Millicent D. Abell, who is retiring after serving as university librarian for 10 years. "Central to Yale's worldwide reputation for excellence in scholarship and research are the quality and distinction of our extraordinary libraries," said Richard C. Levin, president of Yale University. "We believe that Scott Bennett is well prepared to lead us in the future." A specialist in 19th-century British literature and history, Dr. Bennett was assistant university librarian for collection management at Northwestern University before coming to Hopkins. He began his career as assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went on to serve as associate professor of library administration there. A fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, Dr. Bennett served on the Association of Research Libraries' Preservation Committee and is currently on its Information Policy Committee. He is a member of the Association of American Universities' Research Libraries Task Force on Intellectual Property Rights in an Electronic Environment.
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