Beth McNeil stands outside Parks Library.

Dean of the University Library Beth McNeil started her new job on July 15.

McNeil comes to Ames from West Lafayette, Indiana, where she served for nearly eight years as an associate dean at Purdue University Libraries, first in information resources and scholarly communication, most recently in academic affairs. Previously, she served in library leadership positions at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; and in several library posts at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.

McNeil's office is in 302 Parks Library. She can be reached by phone at 294-1443, by email at mcneil@iastate.edu. Photo by Christopher Gannon.