November 25, 2015

Jeffrey Trzeciak Named University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis

From a News Release:

Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, university librarian at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has been named university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, 2012, announced Provost Edward S. Macias, PhD, executive vice chancellor and the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences.

Trzeciak replaces Shirley K. Baker, vice chancellor for scholarly resources and dean of University Libraries, who will retire after 23 years of service to WUSTL on June 30.

“Libraries are critically important to Washington University’s mission in supporting our strong programs of teaching and scholarship.” Macias says. “Library materials and the library’s role in our work are changing rapidly today.


Trzeciak brings more than 20 years of experience working in academic libraries. As university librarian at McMaster University since 2006, Trzeciak was responsible for the management of all operations of the McMaster University Library and oversaw a staff of more than 100 full-time employee


Before joining McMaster, Trzeciak served as associate dean of the Wayne State University Library System in Detroit from 2004-06. In that role, Trzeciak provided senior-level leadership and oversight for library systems operations, assisted with strategic and annual planning processes, and led an initiative to improve customer service, among other duties.


Also at Wayne State, Trzeciak held the positions of director of library computing and media services (2001-2004) and assistant director for systems (1998-2001).

From 1990-98, Trzeciak was head of systems at Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of the Automated Library Systems Office at the Dayton Metro Library from 1986-1990.

Trzeciak earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education at the University of Dayton in 1987 and a master’s degree in library sciences from Indiana University Bloomington in 1991.

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