Library chooses new director

After a nationwide search, the U has named Joyce L. Ogburn as the new director of the Marriott Library.

Since 1999, Ogburn has been the associate director of the libraries, resources and collection management services at the University of Washington.

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dave Pershing said in a news release that Ogburn would be faced with the challenges posed by the ongoing Marriott Library renovation.

“She takes over at a crucial time in the library’s rich history and we’ll be asking a lot of her as the renovation project gets underway,” he said.

Ogburn said she is anxious to begin her new job and added that the renovation hasn’t deterred her.

“The renovation project being underway presents a tremendous opportunity to shape the services and directions of the Marriott Library for many years to come, and I look forward to joining this effort in the fall,” she said.

Ogburn is replacing Sarah Michalak, who left the U to serve as the university librarian and associate provost for university libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ogburn has worked in similar capacities at Yale, Old Dominion and Penn State.

She will officially begin at the U on Sept. 1.

Andrew Huffaker