KU libraries dean to leave in December

Lorraine Haricombe, dean of libraries at Kansas University.

Dean of Libraries for Kansas University Lorraine Haricombe will leave the school Dec. 12 to become vice provost and director of the University of Texas Libraries, KU officials announced Thursday.

During her time at KU, Haricombe was instrumental in implementing a faculty-led open access policy at KU and ensuring increased visibility for KU research and scholarship, KU Libraries spokesperson Rebecca Smith said. She also oversaw the enhancement of several library facilities across campus, Smith said.

Associate deans Kent Miller and Mary Roach will take over as interim co-deans after Haricombe leaves. Information on the search for a permanent replacement will be announced later, Smith said.