Dean of the Library
University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, South Carolina
John Barnett is incoming Dean of the Library (June 2021) at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), a 21-member university library consortium, one of four regional academic library consortia in Canada. He held this position from July 2015 until April 2021.
Barnett previously served as the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh Libraries; Assistant Director of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI); Director of Collection Development at Gettysburg College; Head, Collection Development, Head, Downtown Campus Library, and Reference/Instruction Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio; and Reference Librarian at the San Antonio Public Library.
He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro MLIS program.