Diane Parr Walker named university librarian at Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame
February 3, 2011
Diane Parr Walker, deputy university librarian at the University of Virginia, has been named university librarian at the University of Notre Dame, Provost Thomas G. Burish announced. Walker’s appointment is effective July 25.
“Responding to the many demands and challenges of supporting our vision of being the pre-eminent Catholic research university will require a forward-looking University library system that is prepared to meet the future research, scholarship and teaching needs of faculty and students,” Burish said. “Diane Walker is a superb administrator who has the experience, vision and leadership skills to transform the Hesburgh Libraries into a model research library of the 21st century. She is a proven innovator who understands how to manage the complex challenges imposed by rapidly changing technology and the demands of traditional scholarship. We are delighted to have Diane direct our efforts to ensure that we utilize our information resources and talent in a manner that best serves our academic mission.”
Burish added: “I am grateful to Assistant Provost Susan Ohmer for her skillful and dedicated service as interim director of libraries, as well as for the hard work of the search committee that identified, recruited and evaluated candidates for the position.” A member of the University of Virginia library staff for 26 years, Walker has served in her current position since 2003.