Claire Stewart

Dean › Libraries

University of Nebraska-Lincoln • 318G Love Library South • Lincoln NE, 68588-0419 •

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Claire Stewart has served as dean of University Libraries with a faculty position as a professor in the libraries since August 1, 2019.

Stewart came to Nebraska from the University of Minnesota, where she served as associate university librarian for research and learning. At Minnesota, Stewart represented the libraries on campus and nationally, building partnerships and pursuing university goals around student success, equity and inclusion, and research excellence. She was responsible for the education and research support programs of the libraries and operational services within 10 library facilities.

Prior to working at Minnesota, Stewart held several positions at Northwestern University over a 21-year period, including director of the Center for Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation and head of Digital Collections. She provided leadership, directed projects and offered services and support in areas that included research data management, digital humanities and digital publishing.

Stewart's scholarly interests include information policy and curation structures. She has written in journals and online publications about and given conference presentations on data management, curation and preservation. Stewart is active in the Big Ten Academic Alliance and is chair of the Geoportal Strategic Leadership Group. She was also a 2016-17 Association of Research Libraries Leadership Fellow.

Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature with a minor in humanistic studies from St. Mary's College and a Master of Library and Information Science from Dominican University.

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