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The Esther Ellis Norton Professorship in Library Science

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The Esther Ellis Norton Professorship in Library Science was established in 1998 through a gift of $1,000,000. Esther Ellis Norton was a 1927 Purdue graduate who served as a librarian in Cincinnati for more than thirty-five years before her retirement and relocation to West Lafayette.

The Norton Professor is expected to provide leadership in discovery, learning and engagement for the University Libraries.

Held By

  • Dr. Beth. McNeil, Dean of Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies, 2019 – Present
  • Dr. James L. Mullins, Dean Emeritus of Purdue Libraries, 2004-2017
  • Emily Mobley, Dean Emeritus of Purdue Libraries, 1998-2003