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Creighton University names new assistant vice provost for Library Services

Elizabeth KiscadenCreighton University has announced that Elizabeth Kiscaden, MLIS, an experienced library services leader with more than 12 years in academic and medical settings, will join the University on March 1, 2020, as the assistant vice provost for Library Services.

Kiscaden comes to Creighton from the University of Iowa, where for the last five years she has been the associate director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the Greater Midwest Region and, previously, head of library services at the university’s Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. In her role with the Network, she oversees the Regional Medical Library, which serves the 10-state region in advancing the progress of medicine and improving public health through access to health information. She also is the administrator of a $10 million grant that supports the Regional Medical Library.

Prior to her tenure at the University of Iowa, she was the library director at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, for two years and the medical librarian at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa, for five years. She holds a master’s degree in library and information sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

As assistant vice provost for Library Services, Kiscaden will direct the University’s library services and lead the development and merger of the undergraduate and health sciences library teams, playing a key role in reimagining the role of libraries and developing partnerships that support cross-disciplinary research, active learning and scholarly collaboration.

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