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Russell "Rusty" Michalak

Library Director

Russell Michalak, MLIS, is the library director at Goldey-Beacom College and has 20-plus years of experience working in special (law & health sciences) libraries, as well as in small, mid-and-large sized academic libraries. He has been working in library administration for 15 years. Michalak regularly publishes a column in the Journal of Library Administration called PosIT, which delves into all aspects of library-related information technologies and knowledge management used to connect users to information technology. Michalak publishes and presents regularly on artificial intelligence, library leadership and management, project management, library budgets and negotiating contracts with vendors, library assessment, textbook affordability, privacy, information literacy, archives and digital collections, collection management, and implementation of library technology & EdTech tools. Michalak earned his master’s in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a bachelor’s from Occidental College.