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WMU alumna heads Wayne State libraries

May 4, 2001

DETROIT -- Following a national search, WMU alumna Sandra G. Yee has been appointed dean of the Wayne State University Library System. The appointment was effective May 1.

Yee joins Wayne State from Eastern Michigan University, where she served associate dean, Learning Resources and Technologies. She has been with Eastern Michigan University since her appointment coordinator of access services in 1982 and has held positions of increasing responsibility until her appointment as department head in 1990. She played a leadership role in the development of the Bruce T. Halle Library, which was opened in 1998. Previously, she was coordinator of library services at Muskegon Community College.

Yee has been active in a number of professional organizations including the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Michigan Library Consortium and the OCLC Advisory Committee on College and University Libraries. She served as president of the Michigan Library Association from 1993 to 1994 and was named their librarian of the year in 1999. Yee holds a bachelor's degree and an M.L.S. degree from Western Michigan University and an Ed.D. degree from the University of Michigan.

Yee will be leading a five-unit library system, one of the largest library and information science programs in the country and will also be responsible for the continued development of the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) as its ex-officio president.

Media contact: Rachel Huber, Wayne State University, 313 577-4149, or Thom Myers, Western Michigan University, 616 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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