Dec. 23, 2008

Saylor named associate university librarian

John Saylor, who manages the Cornell University Library's materials budget and collection development, will become associate university librarian for scholarly resources and special collections Feb. 1.

Saylor will be responsible for collection development, scholarly communications and special collections throughout the Cornell University Library system. This position acknowledges the growing importance of special collections in defining the library's holdings.

"A search that reached around the globe revealed that the very best candidate for the position of associate university librarian for scholarly resources and special collections was an internal one," said Anne R. Kenney, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian.

Saylor is a 35-year veteran at Cornell University Library. He previously directed the Engineering Library and was principal investigator for multiple large-scale projects. For the past three years, he has been in his current position. Saylor also works with publishers to get the best return on the library's investment in scholarly resources and has led successful initiatives in digital library development and scholarly communications.

Saylor's appointment completes the transition to the new senior leadership team at Cornell University Library.

Gwen Glazer is a writer at Cornell University Library.