Butler to head Univ. libraries

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History professor Jon Butler will become Acting University Librarian Dec. 1, just months after stepping down as dean of the Graduate School.

Butler, whose six-year term as dean ended this June, was on leave to write a book, but has agreed to assume leadership of Yale’s libraries after the sudden death of University Librarian Frank Turner GRD ’71 from a pulmonary embolism Nov 11. Until a new librarian is found, Butler said he will work full time in the post and will resume his leave of absence at the end of the spring term.

“I’m very honored that the President would ask me, and I hope I can help...make sure that the library has a sense of leadership and continuity while the University searches for a permanent librarian,” Butler said in an interview last Monday....

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