Americas Regional Council
Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Northwestern University
Xuemao Wang is the Dean of Libraries, Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian for Northwestern University. In his role, Xuemao oversees and facilitates visions, strategies and plans implementation for the University Libraries. Xuemao has over 30+ years of diverse library and information technologies, services, management, and leadership experiences, with a career that spans the public, academic, large library consortium and international library worlds. He has held global leadership positions in the IFLA, ALA, CRL, ARL, SPARC, and OhioLINK. He has been frequently invited to international conferences to give speeches on topics of digital scholarship, digital humanities, and library strategic planning. Prior to working at NU, he served as the Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship, Dean and University Librarian of the University of Cincinnati. He has held leadership positions at Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, Queens Borough Public library and worked as an academic librarian in China in his early career.
Term end date: 31 October 2024