Michael J. McLane Appointed Catholic
University’s Director of Libraries
John J. Convey,
provost of The Catholic University of America, has announced the appointment of
Michael J. McLane as director of the university’s libraries, effective
Aug. 1, 2005.
McLane, who has more than 30 years of
experience as an academic
librarian and administrator, has served as executive director of the Central
New York Library Resources Council in Syracuse,
N.Y., since 2000. As council
head, he oversees a state-funded organization whose 55 members include several
public and school library systems as well as libraries at colleges and
universities, hospitals, corporate and law offices, and non-profit
organizations in a four-county area.
McLane’s previous academic appointments include dean
of libraries and instructional resources at Salisbury
in Maryland from 1998 to 2000; director of
libraries and learning resources at the State University of New York at Oswego from 1991 to 1998;
and associate librarian and coordinator of reference and instruction at SUNY
Oswego from 1988 to 1991.
“Michael McLane brings a wealth of administrative and
professional experience to his role as director of libraries,” says Convey. “We are pleased to have such a capable successor to
continue the tradition of outstanding leadership that the university libraries
have enjoyed. I look forward to working with him to enable the library to
continue supporting research, teaching and learning at CUA.”
McLane, who is active
in the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research
Libraries, earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science at Le Moyne College and master’s degrees in library science and
higher education administration at Syracuse
He will take over an
extensive library system at Catholic University that includes the John K. Mullen of Denver
Memorial Library, the American
and University Archives, and collections at various schools on campus devoted
to music, physics, nursing and biology, library and information science, and
engineering/architecture and mathematics. CUA’s
library system employs a staff of 111 and maintains a collection of 1.3 million
Two of McLane’s children earned bachelor’s degrees in history at Catholic University — Michael McLane Jr. in 1992
and Colleen McLane in 1996.
A digital photo of Michael J. McLane is available on request. For more
information, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600.
University of America, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., is
unique as the national university of the Catholic Church in America.
Founded in 1887 and chartered by Congress, the university opened as a graduate
research institution. Undergraduate programs were introduced in 1904. Today the
private and coeducational campus has approximately 5,900 undergraduate and
graduate students from all states and 90 countries enrolled in 11 schools of
architecture and planning, arts and sciences, canon law, engineering, law,
library and information science, music, nursing, philosophy, social service,
and theology and religious studies.
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