About John Wilkin

John Wilkin

Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson 
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

  

In Brief

John Wilkin assumed the position of Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. Previously, he served as Executive Director, HathiTrust and Associate University Librarian for Publishing and Technology; Interim Co-University Librarian; Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology and Technical and Access Services; Head of the Digital Library Production Service; Head of the Humanities Text Initiative; and Data Services Librarian and English Selector at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also spent two years at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville as their Systems Librarian for Information Services. 









Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

Current Position

Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson 
Dean of Libraries, University Librarian, and Professor of Library Administration 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
230 Main Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, Illinois 61801

Education

MLS (School of Library and Information Science), University of Tennessee, 1986
MA (English), University of Virginia, 1980
BA (Literature; Education), Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1979

Professional Experience

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-present) 

Responsible for the leadership of the University Library, the largest public university research library in the United States with a budget in excess of $37 million and a staff of more than 500.

Executive Director, HathiTrust and Associate University Librarian for Publishing and Technology, University of Michigan (2008-2013) 

Interim Co-University Librarian (2006-2007)

Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology and Technical and Access Services, University of Michigan (2002-2008)

Head, Digital Library Production Service, University of Michigan (1995-2002) 

Head, Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan (1994-1996)

Systems Librarian for Information Services, University of Virginia (1992-1994)

Data Services Librarian and English Selector, University of Michigan (1988-1992)

Research Library Resident, University of Michigan (1986-1988)

Selected Grants, Awards and Partnerships

Copyright Review Management System, U.S. and World (2011-2014)

CLIR/DLF Data Curation Fellowship (2010-2014)

Validating Quality in Large-scale Digitization (2010-2012)

2011 LITA award for Outstanding Communication in Library & Information Technology

Feasibility Study for a National Science Foundation Open-Access Publication Repository (2009-2011)

Copyright Review Management System, U.S. (2008-2010)

Creating an Academic Hotbot: Revealing the Hidden Web (2001-2002)

A Distributed Digital Library of Mathematical Monographs (2000-2003)

Making of America IV, the American Voice (1999-2001)

Frye Leadership Institute (inaugural class of 2000)

Sun Academic Equipment Grant, U of M Digital Humanities Project (1999)

Middle English Compendium (1997-1999)

Teaching

University of Michigan, School of Information

Rare Book School, 1994 and 1993

Selected Committees

Digital Preservation Network (DPN) Executive Committee (2013-present)

Advisory Board for the Berkeley Law Digital Library Copyright Project (2011-present)

HathiTrust Executive Committee (2008-present) and HathiTrust Board of Governors (2013-present)

University of Michigan Blue Ribbon Panel on Research Data Strategy (2010-2011)

Research Libraries Group Partnership Council (2008-2011)

UM Decennial Accreditation: The University’s Knowledge Environment and Roles of Research, Professional and Creative Activities (2008-2010)

Ad Hoc Task Force to Review the Proposed OCLC Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records (2008-2009)

ARL Digital Repository Issues Task Force (2008-2009)