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James L. Mullins
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James L. (Jim) Mullins, is the Dean of Libraries & Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science.Dean Mullins has over 38 years of library experience. He has been at Purdue since 2004. Prior to that he was with MIT Libraries as associate director for administration. Earlier, he held administrative/faculty positions at Indiana University and Villanova University.

Dean Mullins received BA and MALS degrees from the University of Iowa and the PhD from Indiana University.Through publications and presentations, Dean Mullins has influenced and helped revise the practices and standards for university research libraries through national and international professional associations.