David W. Lewis

Mr. Lewis has a BA in History form Carleton College (1973) and an MLS from Columbia University (1975).  He has two certificates of advanced study in librarianship, one from the University of Chicago, which he received as part of a Council on Library Resources fellowship (1983), and one from Columbia University (1991).

Mr. Lewis began his library career as a reference librarian and became a library administrator.  He worked as a reference librarian at SUNY Farmingdale (1975-76) and Hamilton College (1976-78).  He became head of reference and then acting director at Franklin and Marshall College (1978-83).  At Columbia University Mr. Lewis was the head of the Lehman Library, the international affairs and social science collection (1983-88).  He was the head of the Research and Information Services Department at the University of Connecticut (1988-93).  He came to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1993 as the Head of Public Services and has been the Dean of the University Library since 2000.

Mr. Lewis has written over 30 articles and book chapters on topics ranging from reference services to the management of libraries to scholarly communication. (Many works can be found at:  He has been professionally active on the state and national levels.  In recent years, he played a leadership role in the development of the Marion County Internet Library and in the creation of the Academic Libraries of Indiana.

He is a masters swimmer and enjoys cooking, scuba diving, and traveling to parts of the world where red wine is made.