Claire Stewart, Dean of University Libraries
Claire Stewart has served as professor and Dean of Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) since August 1, 2019. In addition to serving as chief administrative officer for the Libraries, she is chair of the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries Executive Committee, and co-sponsors, with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH).
Stewart's scholarly interests include information policy and curation structures. She has published and presented on copyright, open access, data management, curation and preservation. She is active on committees in the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Research Libraries.
Stewart came to UNL from the University of Minnesota, where she served as associate university librarian for research and learning. Prior to Minnesota, Stewart held several positions at Northwestern University over a 21-year period, including director of the Center for Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation and head of Digital Collections.
Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature with a minor in humanistic studies from St. Mary's College and a Master of Library and Information Science from Dominican University.