Library Staff Directory

Epstein, Russell

Russell Epstein

Senior Director of Finance & Business Operations for Libraries and Press
Business Office

Russell serves as the strategic financial partner and chief financial steward for the Yale University Library. He identifies, mobilizes, and optimizes financial and other resources to help advance the mission of the organization, and ensure that the organization’s staff receive high quality administrative support in a manner compliant with University policies and procedures. He directs, plans, and manages the comprehensive business affairs of the Library, including management and analysis of Library Division budgets, financial results, human resources, and regulatory compliance.

Russell is also responsible for oversight of financial and administrative support services for the Yale University Press.

Russell earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.