David Gleim, of Denver, Colorado, has been named Dean of Libraries at South Dakota State University effective July 1, 2007.
“We’re pleased to bring Dr. Gleim to campus with his impressive record of leading libraries in Colorado, Florida and North Carolina,” said Carol J. Peterson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SDSU.
Dean Gleim provided leadership for libraries serving three Auraria Campus institutions in Denver, the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center (USDHSC), Metropolitan State College and Community College of Denver.
During his tenure, Gleim led and improved the library through challenging financial times, guided staff reorganization and made significant improvements in the library’s physical plant. He oversaw the library’s transformation into a sophisticated and easily accessible, high technology environment with a growing array of digital resources.
Gleim earned his PhD in academic library administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Kentucky, and a bachelor’s in History from Brescia University (KY).
Previously, Gleim held appointments at the University of South Florida, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Florida State University.
At South Dakota State University, Gleim will direct the work of the Briggs Library through 13 professional staff, 20 career service employees and 44 students. The library includes close to 650,000 volumes, 1694 paper periodicals and over 27,000 periodical titles available electronically through the Briggs and SDLN systems.
Gleim has an impressive record of leadership in the American Library Association.
“We recognize and thank Dean Gleim for his exceptional service to the university and our sister Auraria institutions,” said UCDHSC Provost Mark Heckler.
Gleim replaces Steve Marquardt who retired this past fall after 10 years at SDSU.
“Steve Marquardt, his faculty and staff, and your administration have built an excellent base of library resources and services. I look forward to working with everyone at SDSU as we build upon that foundation and move Briggs Library to higher levels” said Gleim.
The new Dean of the SDSU libraries continued, “I’ve become a beginning student of South Dakota history and have learned more about the critical role of SDSU in the growth of your state. I am honored to make South Dakota and SDSU part of my own history in a few months.”~Jeanne Jones Manzer, News Editor, SDSU University Relations