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John Jax has been appointed director of Murphy Library at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He previously served as the collection development librarian at Murphy Library for the last 17 years.

John Jax

John Jax

Kevin Mulroy, former A. J. McFadden Dean of The Claremont Colleges Library, has been named college librarian at Occidental College, effective July 1. While at Claremont (2013–18), Mulroy oversaw strategic and master planning efforts that led to substantial improvements to the organization’s operations, information technology, resources, services, and facilities. Mulroy also served as lead dean of the intercollegiate Digital Humanities program. The library became recognized as the academic center of the consortium. Before joining Claremont, Mulroy served as associate university librarian for academic services at UCLA (2008–13), associate executive director of research collections and services and assistant dean for contracts and grants at the USC Libraries (2001–08), and director of the Research Center at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage (1993–2001).

Clara Ogbaa has been named director of library services at Southern Connecticut State University’s Hilton C. Buley Library in New Haven, Connecticut. She previously served as the library director of Gateway Community College (2008–18). Under her leadership and management, the college experienced growth and she helped transform library spaces, services, and collections. Ogbaa previously served as administrative librarian and head of reference and instructional services at Texas State University (2004–08).

Clara Ogbaa

Clara Ogbaa


Dianne Ford, coordinator of library electronic resources and library liaison to the life science and health science departments, is retiring after 17 years at Elon University’s Belk Library. Ford led the planning team for the first Science Boot Camp Southeast for Librarians in 2014 and has served on the planning team and executive board for the STEM Librarianship in the North Carolina Library Association.

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