Chief Librarians

The MASU Librarians Committee is comprised of the Library Deans or Directors (LDs) at the public universities. The LDs met separately from MASU under the name of the Council of Library Directors until becoming an MASU Committee in 2018. The LDs are unique in that they are the only MASU committee with affiliate members beyond the 15 state universities, including the State Librarian of Michigan and the Executive Director of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. Committee meetings of the LDs involve sharing best practices on operations, collection management, contracting, and serving as a key support in the varied academic missions of their universities. Members of the LD Committee are particularly interested in finding ways to share their collections among each other to create an efficient and comprehensive body of knowledge for students, faculty, and the community.

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the LD Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Traditional and emerging higher education topics and trends are considered from the lens of librarians, such as open educational resources, digitalization, access and copyright, public service, and preserving our shared history

Chief Librarians

Central Michigan University
Kathy Irwin, Dean of University Libraries
250 East Preston Street
Park Library 407
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-3500
irwin1km@cmich.edu

Eastern Michigan University
Rhonda Fowler, University Librarian
209B Halle Library
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-2587
rhonda.fowler@emich.edu

Ferris State University
Jason Bentley, Dean of the Library
1010 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-3728
jasonbentley@ferris.edu

Grand Valley State University
Annie Bélanger, Dean, University Libraries
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-2621
annie.belanger@gvsu.edu

Lake Superior State University
Marc Boucher, Director of the Library Academic Services
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-2404
mboucher1@lssu.edu

Michigan State University
Joseph Salem, Jr. University Librarian
366 West Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-2341
jsalem@lib.msu.edu

Michigan Technological University
Josh Olson, Interim Director, University Library
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2508
jolson@mtu.edu

Northern Michigan University
Leslie A. Warren, Dean, Library and Instructional Support
205 Learning Resources Center
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-2117
lwarren@nmu.edu

Oakland University
Mariela Hristova, Interim Dean
300A Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2464
hristova@oakland.edu

Saginaw Valley State University
Anita Dey, Library Director
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4236
adey@svsu.edu

University of Michigan
James L. Hilton, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
818 Hatcher Graduate Library South
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-0400
Hilton@umich.edu

University of Michigan - Dearborn
Maureen Linker, Interim Director
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593 -5445
mlinker@umich.edu

University of Michigan - Flint
Robert Houbeck, Director of the Library
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 762-3018
rhoubeck@umflint.edu

Wayne State University
Jon E. Cawthorne, Dean of Library Systems
5150 Anthony Wayne Drive
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-4020
jon.cawthorne@wayne.edu

Western Michigan University
Julie A. Garrison, Dean of University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-5202
julie.garrison@wmich.edu