UNIVERSITY PARK | President Elaine P. Maimon recently announced the appointment of Lydia Morrow Ruetten, interim dean of the GSU Library and tenured faculty member, to dean of the GSU Library.
Morrow Ruetten holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Governors State University.
“It is an honor for me to be named dean of the GSU Library at this important time in the history of GSU. All of us at GSU are focused on preparing for our new students while maintaining a high level of service to our current students. We in the library are looking forward to being an important partner in this process,” said Morrow Ruetten.
Morrow Ruetten began her career with the GSU Library in 1989 as a serials librarian. In 2002, she became responsible for library acquisitions, managing a total budget of more than $700,000. She was promoted to interim library program coordinator in 2011.
For the past 10 months, Morrow Ruetten has served as the interim dean of the GSU Library. In her role as dean, she will continue to provide leadership and oversight of the University Library. Services provided by the library include its reference, information literacy, research support, and technology. As dean, Morrow Ruetten will continue to guide library faculty and staff in the implementation of a shared vision to meet and support the university’s 2014 initiatives, library space planning, records retention and university policies and strategies with respect to copyright law.
“Dean Morrow Ruetten is committed to creating a central role for the library in Renaissance 2014,” Maimon said.
Additionally, as one of the senior managers in Academic Affairs, Morrow Ruetten will continue to provide leadership for academic student services in close collaboration with Information Technology Services, Digital Learning and Media Design, the Center for Faculty Scholarship and Teaching, and other appropriate offices.
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