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Jennifer Paustenbaugh has been appointed University Librarian at Brigham Young University. She succeeds Scott Duvall who has been interim University Librarian since October 2012. Duvall will return to his duties as associate University Librarian.

The appointment was effective March 25.

Paustenbaugh comes to BYU from Oklahoma State University where she was associate dean of libraries for planning and assessment. She attended Indiana University where she received her bachelor's degree in political dcience, a master's of library science degree, a master's degree in East European area studies and a doctorate in information science.

She joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University in 1990, becoming director of library development and outreach in 1995. In 2000 she was appointed the head of special collections and university archives. She has also served as executive director of women’s archives and as the Puterbaugh Foundation Professor of Library Service.

For more information, contact Chadra Kling at 801-422-5995.

Writer: Chadra Kling