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Idaho State University appoints Sandra Shropshire dean of Oboler Library

Posted April 25, 2011

Idaho State University has appointed Sandra Shropshire dean of the ISU Eli M. Oboler Library, one of several administrative appointments announced in recent weeks by the University.

"We're delighted Sandra Shropshire has accepted our offer to serve as permanent dean of the Oboler Library," said Gary Olson, ISU provost and vice president for academic affairs. "She has done a fine job as interim dean and will do much to lead the library to becoming an increasingly more research-friendly venue."

Sandra ShropshireShropshire has worked at the Oboler Library for the last 27 years, including serving as interim dean since last summer.

"I'm pleased by the appointment, and am ready to help the library meet the University's new Carnegie status," Shropshire said.

From 2006 to last summer, Shropshire served as associate university librarian for Collections and Technical Services, and she served in a number of capacities prior to that.

Shropshire earned a Master of Arts degree in English from Idaho State University in 2005, a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Arizona in 1986, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign languages from the University of Idaho in 1983. She is a past president of the Idaho Library Association, has published a number of articles in the Idaho Librarian and is president of the ISU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

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