I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Mario H. Ramirez as Associate Dean and Chief Librarian at City College, effective May 1, 2023.
Dr. Ramirez’s rich and varied experience as an archivist, scholar, and information professional provide an outstanding basis for his work in the CCNY Libraries. Most recently as Head of Special Collections and Archives at the California State University, Los Angeles, his vision and leadership supported the equitable representation of immigrants, women, LGBTQIA communities and communities of color in special collections and archives. He served for eight years as project archivist for the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY; we are happy to welcome him home to NYC in his new role.
As Chief Librarian, Dr. Ramirez will oversee the eight highly active libraries on campus which serve a very diverse community of scholarly interests. He will be responsible for developing and leading the Libraries’ direction in line with the College’s strategic vision.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lon Mendelsohn who has adeptly filled the role of Interim Chief Librarian for the past eighteen months. I know you will join me in wishing him well as he happily returns to his faculty role.