Please join the Library in welcoming our new Director, Jan Chindlund!
A welcome message from Jo Cates, Associate Vice President for Academic Research & Dean of the Library:
I am so pleased to announce that after a two-year search, we have a Library Director. Jan Chindlund will join our staff on Monday, September 24.
Before coming to Columbia, Jan was Group Project Manager/Head Librarian of the Global Business Research Information Center at McDonald’s Corporation, where she was promoted to increasingly responsible leadership positions since her arrival in 1995 as Head Librarian of the Marketing Services McLibrary. Prior to her work at McDonald’s, Jan was Assistant Vice President and Head Librarian at Duff & Phelps, an investment advisory firm. She received her MBA (Concentration in Innovation and Technology) from Benedictine University and MLS from Dominican University.
In addition to her skills as a manager and information specialist, Jan also brings space planning experience, facilitating three moves for the Information Center. We expect this experience will serve us well as the Library expands over the next few years.
Please take a moment and welcome Jan to the Columbia College Chicago community. I think you’ll appreciate her sense of humor and open and friendly demeanor.