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Keith Webster

Dean of Libraries

websterKeith Webster holds the rank of Principal Librarian and has a courtesy academic appointment at the H. John Heinz III College.

Prior to his appointment on July 1, 2013 to Carnegie Mellon, Webster was vice president and director of academic relations and strategy for the global publishing company John Wiley and Sons. He was formerly dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Queensland in Australia. Prior positions include university librarian at Victoria University in New Zealand, and head of information rights at HM Treasury, London, United Kingdom.

He has been a principal investigator on significant government and foundation grants in Australia, England and Scotland, one of them supporting the creation of a digital archive, Text Queensland, which he directed. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Information Standards Organization, and among many other professional contributions was a trustee of the John Campbell Trust, and chair of the deans and directors of libraries of the Universitas21 consortium.

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