McMaster will have a new University Librarian on July 1. Jeffrey Trzeciak will join McMaster from Wayne State University where he is associate dean of the library system.
“This appointment is a coup for the University,” says provost, Ken Norrie. “Jeffrey not only brings a wealth of experience from an internationally respected research university, but he also brings a commitment to teaching and learning and an understanding of how to integrate libraries into the fabric of a university that will help McMaster maximize its library resources.”
Trzeciak has been at Wayne State since 1998 and has held a number of senior positions. He is a graduate of Indiana University, the University of Dayton, and is currently working on his PhD in instructional technology. He has been instrumental in the development of digital library services at Wayne State. He has also led a number of community-based library projects including a collaboration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre.
Congratualtions Jeff! Well done! Good for McMaster!
I got to have a sit down with Jeff in San Antonio to talk about Library 2.0, technology planning and the job description for the Next Generation Librarian at Wayne State that Jeff wrote! It was a great talk and I hope we get to do it again!
Update: Amanda reports:
During the interview process, the candidates had the opportunity to address the staff on the future of the academic library. Jeff’s angle: Library 2.0.