Summers named dean for librarianship

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From news releases

F. William Summers, professor and assistant dean of the College of Librarianship, will become dean of the college July 1, replacing the retiring Wayne. S. Yenawine.

Summers joined the University in 1971 as a member of the planning group that designed the new masters' degree program in librarianship and has been with the college since its founding.

He has been widely sought after as a consultant in the design of library systems and this past summer was one of 50 persons from five countries chosen to advise the Shah of Iran on the development of a new state library. Summers is a member of the governing council of the American Library Association.

Summers, who earned his doctoral degree at Rutgers University, has served as state librarian for the Florida State Library, as a director of the Cocoa (Fla.) Public Library, as senior librarian at the Linden (N.J.) Public Library and as professional assistant to the Jacksonville Public Library.

Yenawine, formerly dean of the School of Library Science at Syracuse University, came to USC as the dean of the new college, establishing and directing the first masters' degree program for librarianship in South Carolina.

The Gamecock -December 9, 1975 p.4