Judith C. Russell

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Judith C. Russell
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Born (1944-12-31) December 31, 1944 (age 72)
West Point, NY
Nationality American
Fields Library Science
Institutions University of Florida
Alma mater Catholic University of America
Known for Being the Dean of the George A. Smathers Library System at the University of Florida; Being the first woman and the second librarian Superintendent of Documents[1]

Judith C. Russell (born 1944[2]) is the current Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida. She is the first Dean of the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, with the position elevated to the Dean rank from a directorship to reflect the increased importance of the libraries and information for the University of Florida.[3] She has held this position since May 2007. [1]

Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office[edit]

Prior to her position at the University of Florida, Russell served as the 22nd Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office from 2003-2007.[4] It was her responsibility to provide public access to Government information published by the U.S. Congress, Federal agencies and the Federal courts.[2] As the Superintendent of Documents,[5] she was responsible for a staff of 220 employees with an annual budget of $70 million. From 1998-2003 she served as the deputy director for the U. S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS).



  • Meeting the Information Needs of the American People: Past Actions and Future Initiatives[3]


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