Appointment of the New Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian

June 3, 2015

To the Rutgers University Community:

I am pleased to announce that, following a nationwide search, Dr. Krisellen Maloney has been appointed Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, effective July 15, 2015. Dr. Maloney is a highly respected researcher, librarian, and educator, who brings a broad range of experience to the Rutgers University Libraries.

Krisellen MaloneyDr. Krisellen Maloney has been the Dean of Libraries at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) since 2009. While at UTSA, she oversaw the complete renovation of the John Peace Library, launched its first Faculty Center, increased library usage, and developed new collaborations across campus. Under her leadership, the Library at UTSA recently received the American Library Association’s John Cotton Dana Award. Prior to her appointment at UTSA, she held leadership positions at Georgetown University, the Library of Congress Law Library, and the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Dr. Maloney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona College of Business and Public Administration. At the University of Arizona Graduate College, she earned an M.S. in Management Information Systems, an M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science, and a Ph.D. in Information Resources and Library Science with a minor in Cognitive Sciences. Over her career, Dr. Maloney has published on organizational culture in libraries, health sciences information, pedagogies that emphasize critical thinking, and library practice, among other topics.  She is an active member of the American Library Association and recently served as a member of its Office of Information and Technology Policy Advisory Committee. 

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my thanks to Ms. Jeanne E. Boyle, who has served as the Interim Vice President, Information Services and University Librarian since January 2015. I would also like to thank the members of the Search Committee, led by Dr. Richard Novak, for their hard work and dedication. Thanks to their efforts, the Libraries will have an innovative and energetic leader with a demonstrated ability to engage successfully with the challenges facing a 21st century library.  I look forward to working with her to further advance the mission of the Rutgers University Libraries. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Krisellen Maloney to Rutgers University.


Barbara A. Lee
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs