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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, 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

February 2024 All abroad
January 2024 Happy New Year
December 2023 The dean's plant
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"


Previous Dean

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