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Mr. John Barnett

Dean of the Library,
University of South Carolina Upstate

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Dean of the Library, University of South Carolina Upstate
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I've just completed a nearly 6-year term as the Executive Director of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). In June 2021, I became the new Dean of the Library at the University of South Carolina Upstate. It's good to be back home in the Carolinas, where I was born and grew up.

Professionally, I'm engaged in cooperation and collaboration, communication, and public service. I enjoy working with faculty, students, and colleagues to make contemporary librarianship intelligible, useful, practical, personal, and relevant.

I also enjoy writing, editing, and research on professional topics, history, and popular culture.