Beth McNeil

University Title:
Dean of Libraries, Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science
Stewart Center

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Research Areas:
Library administration and management; leadership development.
Ph.D., Human Sciences, Leadership Studies focus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A.B., English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professional Experience:
Dean, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, Professor, July 2019 to current
Dean and Professor, Iowa State University Library, July 2015 to June 2019
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Purdue University, April 2009 to June 2015
Associate Dean for Information Resources and Scholarly Communication, Purdue University, August 2007-April 2009
Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1996-2007
Reference Services Librarian, Serials and Collection Management Librarian, Bradley University, 1989-1996
Honors and Awards:
Staff Member of the Year Award. Iowa State University’s Student Government annual award for faculty and staff. 2019.
Runza Spirit of Service Award. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2004.
CAMRE (Creating an Atmosphere of Mutual Respect) Award. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. 2000.

Other Information

BTAA Deans Leadership Program, 2022; Association of Research Libraries Leadership Fellow, 2013-2015; Senior Fellows, UCLA, 2005; ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute, August 3-8, 2003, Cambridge, Massachusetts