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Almquist selected to head Mary and John Gray Library

Arne Almquist of Union, Kentucky, has been selected to serve as dean of the Mary and John Gray Library. Almquist's appoint follows a national search for new leadership for the position that is at the heart of the university's academic endeavors.

His deep knowledge of and experience in information science will be of tremendous benefit to Lamar University. Libraries are the academic heart of institutions of higher learning. Today, the vision and technical knowledge needed to make them excel is greater than ever. The students and faculty of Lamar University will benefit from Dr. Almquist's leadership in this incredibly vital area of our campus.

Almquist will join the faculty August 1 from Northern Kentucky University, where he has served as associate provost and dean of the library since 2001.