Columbia College Chicago

October 31, 2012

Jan Chindlund named Dean of the Library

Jan Chindlund has been promoted to Dean of the Library at Columbia College Chicago. Since coming to Columbia as Library Director in 2007, Chindlund has managed the Library and promoted a strong culture of service to students, faculty, and staff. She has also served on numerous college-wide committees, including the academic team of the Blueprint | Prioritization process. Prior to coming to Columbia, Chindlund served as head librarian and group project manager for McDonald’s Global Business Research Information Center, which she established. 

Dean Chindlund holds a master's degree in Library Science from Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and an MBA with a concentration in Innovation and Technology from Benedictine University.

Chindlund has published and spoken widely on a range of subjects. Among her many individual awards and honors, she has received eight team awards, and is known as an outstanding collaborator and Library leader.

"Columbia is fortunate to have Jan at the helm of the Library and as a college-wide citizen," said Louise Love, vice president for Academic Affairs and interim provost. "Her leadership will be especially crucial as the Library plans its move to a state-of-the-art facility in the Johnson Building."

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