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Meet the new president of Kansas City's Linda Hall Library

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Linda Hall Library
Linda Hall Library
The Linda Hall Library announced the appointment of Eric Dorfman to the role of president last month.

Eric Dorfman has taught at major universities, headed renowned natural history museums, and now, he's leading one of the world's premier science research libraries.

Kansas City’s Linda Hall Library is one of the largest science research libraries in the world, and now, it has a new leader.

“I'm really always trying to lead my institution towards helping solve the issues of today, and science is at the core of that,” Eric Dorfman tells KCUR.

The library's collection numbers in the millions and includes original works from Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton, to name a few.

Before taking over as president on July 10, Dorfman lived in North Carolina, where he directed the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and served as a research professor at North Carolina State University.

Disclosure: Linda Hall Library is a financial supporter of KCUR.

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