Boise State College has named Dr. Tod Colegrove as the brand new dean of the Albertsons Library.
“After assembly a powerful group of candidates with a spread of various skills, I used to be delighted to see Tod Colegrove chosen by his colleagues and our provost,” mentioned Dr. Marlene Tromp, Boise State president. “His expertise in library innovation and in advocating for the worth of libraries and their essential work, each regionally and at a state stage, can be an unbelievable asset to the college going ahead. I sit up for seeing how our library college and workers will work with Dr. Colegrove to evolve Albertsons library and its companies to arrange us for the brilliant way forward for Boise State, its college, and its college students.”
Colegrove is at present govt director of the Carson Metropolis Public Library system, and former Nevada state librarian and administrator of the Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Data division.
“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of Boise State, probably the most modern universities within the nation. I sit up for being a part of the staff that helps take the College to the subsequent stage,” Colegrove mentioned. “The Albertsons Library could be a pressure multiplier to the whole lot we do on the college. Libraries as vibrant hubs of studying and discovery can play a key function in help of innovation and collaboration throughout disciplines.”
Colegrove holds a grasp of library and knowledge science diploma, with focus in aggressive intelligence and data administration from Drexel College, in addition to doctorate and grasp of science levels in physics. He has fourteen years of entrepreneurial expertise in high-tech personal trade and taught physics and astronomy programs on the College of Nevada, Reno for numerous years earlier than becoming a member of that campus’s DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, main the staff which helped advance the library to worldwide recognition.
“I’m excited to have Dr. Colegrove be a part of our establishment. Dr. Colegrove’s distinctive background and imaginative and prescient can be an incredible asset as Boise State College advances its instructing, analysis and repair mission,” Provost John Buckwalter mentioned. “I might additionally like to precise my honest due to Ms. Michelle Armstrong for her service and regular management as interim dean.”
Michelle Armstrong has served as interim dean of the Albertsons Library since August 2021.
Colegrove is a acknowledged thought chief in libraries and his work is acclaimed internationally, with invites starting from TEDx displays and congressional panels in Washington, DC, to service overseas that has included work with the Worldwide Baccalaureate program in The Hague, service below the U.S. Speaker Program of the Division of State with libraries throughout Belarus, and work with the highest faculties and libraries in China.
Working on the intersection of libraries, innovation, entrepreneurship and design, Colegrove has a report of profitable innovation and implementation of modern know-how. His libraries have achieved notable firsts that embrace recognition as the primary educational library in america to supply 3D printing and scanning companies, being named one of many Most Attention-grabbing Makerspaces in America, and pioneering the rollout of digital actuality gear in libraries to help profession exploration and workforce improvement.