Director of Villanova library named University Libraries dean

Joseph Lucia, the director of the Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University, was named dean of University Libraries, according to University Communications. He will assume his new role on July 1.

Lucia had previously visited Temple on Feb. 13 and 14 during the search for a new dean. Mary Case of the University of Illinois at Chicago and David Lewis of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis were also named as candidates for the position.

Carol Lang is currently the interim dean of University Libraries, a position she has held since August 2011.

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