Russell Silverstein ’01 has been appointed Interim Director of Syracuse University Libraries’ Information Systems effective August 16, 2020. Russell succeeds DeAnn Buss, former Director of Libraries’ Information Systems, who recently retired. Libraries’ Information Systems is responsible for the technological systems, software, and infrastructure required for teaching, learning, research, and behind the scenes management of the Libraries’ print assets and digital resources.

Russell has been with SU Libraries since 2003 as a Data Systems Administrator and Information Technology Manager. He received a bachelor’s in Information Management and Technology from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. His prior work experience includes the position of Network Coordinator at Hospice of Central New York.

“Russell Silverstein is widely respected for his focus on providing convenient and effective services to staff and users alike,” said David Seaman, Dean of Syracuse University Libraries and University Librarian. “During this challenging time when our technology resources are needed more than ever, we’re fortunate that Russ has the experience  to take on this expanded role.”