Libraries Welcome Jeff Carroll as Assistant Vice President for Scholarly Communication and Collections
Rutgers University Libraries are delighted to welcome Jeff Carroll as assistant vice president for scholarly communication and collections, effective July 15, 2019.
In this role, Carroll will provide leadership, strategic direction, and support for the Libraries’ scholarly communication and collections infrastructure, ensuring that our resources and services advance the unique missions of Rutgers–Camden, Rutgers–Newark, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Carroll will lead in the development of collection strategies that incorporate new and open forms of scholarship; allocate and oversee the Libraries’ collections budget with a fiscally responsible approach that expands access to information resources; conduct collections assessments and analyses to evaluate teaching and research initiatives; and partner with stakeholders to implement a new vision for acquiring, managing, preserving, and making accessible research information to benefit Rutgers and the broader academic community. He will also manage a dedicated team of librarians and staff and serve as a member of the Libraries’ senior leadership group.
“I was drawn to Rutgers not only because of the exceptional opportunity to join one of the oldest and largest academic institutions in the country, but also because of its multiple campuses, broad disciplinary coverage, and large stakeholder base,” said Carroll. “I look forward to leading the teams that manage crucial parts of the scholarly communications ecosystem and that build, shape, and steward the collections, as well as forging and leveraging partnerships that increase services for our community.”
Carroll comes to Rutgers from Columbia University, where he served most recently as director of collection development and e-resources management. Among his many achievements in this position was his involvement in the successful planning, testing, and implementation of a new discovery and delivery software package for ReCAP, Columbia’s shared collection facility operated in conjunction with Princeton University, Harvard University, and the New York Public Library. He has published and presented widely on scholarly communication and collection development with an emphasis on electronic resources management and assessment, and holds leadership positions in both national and regional professional associations.
“We are excited to have Jeff join the team at Rutgers this summer,” said Krisellen Maloney, vice president for information services and university librarian. “He has a demonstrated record of success leading research libraries through shifts in the way knowledge is produced, organized, and shared, and his expertise and vision will be instrumental moving forward as we adapt to and anticipate trends in the scholarly communication landscape.”
Carroll holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and agribusiness from Washington State University, a master’s degree in creative writing from the City University of New York, and a master’s degree in library science from Syracuse University.