[The following was provided by the Division of Academic Affairs and Office of the Provost.]
Dean Sharon Bostick has accepted the position of Dean of Libraries at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago. She will be leaving UMKC June 30, 2012.
During Dean Bostick’s seven years at UMKC’s University Libraries, she led a major strategic planning process, and helped guide architects, consultants, and constituents in the vision and design of Miller Nichols Library’s expansion and renovation project, which included the installation of RooBot, our Automated Storage and Retrieval System.
In addition, under Dean Bostick’s leadership the Libraries received a $500,000 gift from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to catalog a rare collection of tran