New dean envisions many roles for CSUF library

Clement Guthro believes a university’s library says a lot about the institution it serves.

As Cal State Fullerton’s newly appointed dean of the library, Guthro aspires to set the tone of Pollak Library and provide resources, encouragement and opportunities to all who interact with it.

Guthro will officially step into the new role on March 30. He succeeds Richard Pollard, who retired in 2013 after serving 26 years as university librarian.

Susan Tschabrun served as interim university librarian from 2013 to 2014; professor of chemistry and biochemistry Scott Hewitt has served as interim university librarian since 2014.

Guthro, who currently serves as director of libraries at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was born and raised in Nova Scotia; he emigrated to the United States in 1986.

He has worked in academic libraries his entire career, citing his time spent at the…

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