The head of Evanston’s library board has a new day job.

Christopher Stewart has been named assistant professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest. Previously, Stewart served as dean of libraries at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Stewart served in various roles at IIT since 1995, including assistant and associate director for network services, associate dean for library technology, and associate dean of libraries.

He’s also treasurer of the Library Leadership Administration and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association and formerly served as chair of the Alumni Council for Dominican’s library school.

Stewart holds a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in business administration from IIT, a master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Stewart’s book, The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Planning, and Design of New Library Space was recently published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Stewart is in the last year of his second three-year term on Evanston’s library board and under City Council rules is not eligible for reappointment.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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