© 2006 Barbara I. Dewey, Peter B. DeBlois, and the 2006 EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee
BiographyBarbara I. Dewey has been Dean of Libraries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, since August 2000. She also holds the title of Professor. From 1987 until 2000 she held several administrative positions at the University of Iowa Libraries including Director, Information and Research Services and finally Interim University Librarian. Prior to her work at Iowa she was Director of Admissions at Indiana Universitys School of Library and Information Science, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Northwestern University Library, and Head, Reference and Adult Services, Minnesota Valley Regional Library in Mankato, Minnesota. She is the author or editor of several books. The most recent, Leadership, Higher Education, and the Information Age, was published in 2003 by Neal Schuman. She has published articles and presented papers on research library topics including digital libraries, technology, user education, fundraising, and human resources. She teaches occasionally in the College of Communication and Information. She holds the M.A. in library science, the B.A. in sociology/anthropology from the University of Minnesota, and the Graduate Public Management Certificate from Indiana University. Ms. Dewey is active in state, national, and international library organizations and is currently board member for the New Media Consortium and the Digital Library Federation.
This year marks the seventh annual EDUCAUSE Current Issues Survey to identify what campus information technology leaders see as their most critical IT challenges.