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Kevin Garewal
Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean
University of Rochester Libraries

About the Dean

Kevin Garewal began his tenure as vice provost and the fourth Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the University of Rochester Libraries in February 2022.

Prior to joining Rochester, Garewal served as the associate director of collections at Harvard Law School Library. At Harvard, Garewal was heavily involved in diversifying the collection and in leading a Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Anti-Racism plan to assess, diversify, and collect materials and increase traditional digital access to these items. As part of this work, he played a key role in garnering donor support to digitize content from under-represented communities. He also had direct administrative responsibility for four areas in the Harvard Law Library: Collection Development, Historic & Special Collections, Digital Lab, and Service Design and Assessment.

Garewal has extensive collection development experience in university, public, and special libraries, and he often delivers presentations on collection development, monograph acquisition, and researchers’ needs. He holds a master’s degree in library and information science from Kent State University, and a JD and master’s degree in accounting from Cleveland State University.

 

Messages from the Dean

May 2022 Hope > Despair
April 2022 A new path
March 2022 Meeting Meliora
February 2022 My first "100 days"

 

Previous Dean

Mary Ann Mavrinac. Vice Provost & Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Emeritus Dean, University of Rochester Libraries