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H. Austin Booth, known as Austin, became the new Dean of the Division of Libraries on July 1, 2018.

Booth comes to NYU from the University at Buffalo where she has been Vice Provost for University Libraries since 2011. She received her BA in English and Economics from Cornell University and her MLIS from University of California, Berkeley. She also has an MA in English Language and Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, both from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Austin has been with the Libraries at Buffalo in increasingly prominent roles since 1997, including Director, Arts & Sciences Libraries and Director of Collections. Active and respected in national circles of research university librarians, Austin serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries and is Chair of its Coordinating Committee.