Caroline Muglia Named Associate Vice President for Campus Libraries
Rutgers University Libraries (RUL) is pleased to announce that Caroline Muglia has been selected as the Associate Vice President for Campus Libraries. She will join the Libraries on January 2, 2024. Ms. Muglia comes to RUL from the University of Southern California (USC) where she has worked since 2015. In her time at USC Ms. Muglia held multiple positions, the most recent being the Associate Dean for Specialized Collections and the Director for the Masters in Management in Library and Information Science Program. Prior to joining USC, she worked in government, higher education, and corporate library environments.
In this inaugural position Ms. Muglia will serve as the deputy chief administrator for RUL, reporting directly to Dr. Consuella Askew, Vice President for University Libraries and University Librarian. Ms. Muglia will provide leadership and direction for the system-wide libraries distributed across the state of New Jersey located in Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark. She will foster collaboration within and across these local units to maximize operational and service efficiencies to ensure service and work priorities across the units are aligned with the Libraries’ and University’s missions and priorities. At the Libraries administrative level, she will work closely with executive and senior leadership to ensure the central infrastructure needs of the campus libraries are met.
Ms. Muglia has been recognized for her scholarship, leadership, and innovative approach to practice. Among these recognitions, she was a 2019 and 2023 awardee for Outstanding Paper, in the Emerald Literati Awards. In 2017, she was a winner of the Fast Pitch Innovation Contest sponsored by the Steve Godall Foundation. Ms. Muglia was selected as a 2018 participant for the highly competitive and premier leadership program, the Association for Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows Program.
Ms. Muglia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies/Africana Studies from Bard College, a Master of Arts in Public History from North Carolina State University and her Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.