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Libraries Welcome New Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian

June 9, 2015
New Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian

New Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian

The Rutgers University Libraries are very pleased to announce that Dr. Krisellen Maloney has been appointed vice president for information services and university librarian, effective July 15, 2015.

A noted researcher, librarian, and educator, Maloney comes to Rutgers from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where she has served as the dean of libraries since 2009.

At UTSA, Maloney led a five-year, multimillion dollar renovation of the John Peace Library, oversaw the development of the university’s first Faculty Center, fostered partnerships with key stakeholders throughout the university, and expanded usage of and access to library collections and services. Under her leadership, the UTSA libraries received wide recognition both locally and nationally, most notably winning the American Library Association’s prestigious John Cotton Dana Award for library public relations in 2014.

She has also previously held leadership positions at Georgetown University, the Library of Congress Law Library, and the University of Arizona.

With Maloney “the Libraries will have an innovative and energetic leader with a demonstrated ability to engage successfully with the challenges facing a 21st century library,” said Barbara A. Lee, senior vice president for academic affairs, in her announcement of the appointment.

Maloney received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona College of Business and Public Administration.  She holds a master’s degree in management information systems as well as both a master’s degree and doctorate in information resources and library science, all from the University of Arizona Graduate College in Tucson.

Throughout her career, Maloney has published and presented widely on such topics as leadership and organizational culture in libraries, library practice and instruction, and health sciences information resources, among others. An active member of the American Library Association, she has chaired or served on several committees, including, most recently, its Office of Information and Technology Policy Advisory Committee.

Maloney succeeds Marianne Gaunt who served in that role since 1997 as well as Jeanne Boyle who served in an interim capacity since January 2015.