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, he 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 those 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
|August 2023||Lesson experienced|
|July 2023||This might be offensive|
|May 2023||ChatGPT did not write this|
|April 2023||An open discussion|
|March 2023||Head and heart|
|February 2023||Devotion and discomfort|
|January 2023||New year, same mission|
|December 2022||Holiday thanks|
|November 2022||Benchmarks and perspectives|
|October 2022||My first Meliora Weekend|
|September 2022||Proud to be dean|
|August 2022||On stage and screen|
|July 2022||Summer school|
|June 2022||Hope > Despair|
|May 2022||A new path|
|April 2022||Meeting Meliora|
|March 2022||My first "100 days"|
Mary Ann Mavrinac. Vice Provost & Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Emeritus Dean, University of Rochester Libraries