Jan Chindlund Promoted to Dean of the Library
October 25, 2012
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 numerous units within the Library with aplomb and promoted a strong culture of service to students, faculty, and staff. She has also served on many 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, and numerous other positions between 1995 and 2007.
Her master's degree in Library Science is from Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and she holds 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, Chindlund has received eight team awards, and she is known as an outstanding collaborator and leader of the Library team.
"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."