Meet Elisabeth M. Long
Elisabeth M. Long is Sheridan Dean of University Libraries, Archives, and Museums at Johns Hopkins University. She oversees library services in the five Sheridan Libraries and coordinates library services provided by all schools of the university through the University Library Directors Council (LDC), which she chairs. She also oversees the university’s historic house museums, Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library.
Prior to becoming dean at Johns Hopkins, Dean Long served as associate university librarian for information technology and digital scholarship at The University of Chicago Library since 2016, where she began her career in 1998. She served as interim library director and university librarian from December 1, 2021 to April 21, 2022, and was an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow in 2018–2019. She served on several University of Chicago committees, including the Digital Humanities Oversight Committee and Digital Media Archive Committee, and was a board member of the university’s IT Leadership Council. Dean Long holds a BA from St. John’s College, an MLIS from the University of Maryland, and an MFA in book and paper arts from Columbia College Chicago.