Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pattie Piotrowski named the new university librarian and dean at UIS Brookens Library

Pattie Piotrowski has been named the new University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Brookens Library, pending University of Illinois Board of Trustees approval.

She comes to UIS from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where she has served as Assistant Dean for Public Services at the Paul V. Galvin Library since 2006. She is currently President-Elect of the Illinois Library Association.

“In assessing Ms. Piotrowski’s strengths, the search committee noted her experience, strong understanding of contemporary trends in library services, appreciation for the value of assessment, and commitment to diversity as well as to public service,” said Lynn Pardie, UIS vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost.

Piotrowski has a strong background in user-centered services and a collaborative orientation to her leadership responsibilities. She has also been successful in grant-seeking efforts, garnering support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the American Library Association for educational programming.

“I am excited to be joining UIS with its rich history and student diversity,” said Piotrowski. “I look forward to building on the success of the Brookens Library, and contributing to the achievements of the university system, its faculty, students and staff.”

Piotrowski is a member of the American Library Association and Illinois Library Association, and has held a number of associated leadership positions. She holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and a master’s in Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Piotrowski’s appointment is scheduled to begin on August 1, 2016. She replaces former University Librarian and Dean of Library Instructional Services Jane Treadwell who retired in April.