A message from our new Librarian

Diane Bruxvoort, University Librarian and Director

Diane Bruxvoort, University Librarian, and Director

Hello everyone, my name is Diane Bruxvoort and I am excited to say that I’m the incoming University Librarian at the University of Aberdeen.  I’ve been asked to introduce myself (briefly), so I’ll try to hit the highlights. I’ve been an Associate Dean at the University of Florida (UF) since 2010 with responsibility for public services and collections at two large and two small libraries. I also oversee special collections, exhibits, digital services, acquisitions, and cataloging, and serve as the Dean’s deputy.

Before UF I worked at the University of Houston (UH) for ten years moving up from Head of Access Services to Associate Dean.  At UH I was deeply and happily involved with the addition and renovation of the main library.

In my pre-academic library career I worked at the Harris County and Houston City Public Library systems for seventeen years combined. These years serving the community from the cradle to old age gave me an appreciation for lifelong learning that continues today. I have a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern College in Iowa.  I am currently working on a doctorate in Higher Education Administration and will reach the dissertation stage this year.

On a personal note, I have a son, a daughter-in-law, a daughter and a grandson (Mike, Kelly, Cassandra, and Xavier), no pets, an extended family in Iowa (farmers, of course) and friends across the country.  I look forward to getting to know the Aberdeen library community and being able to say that I have friends around the world.  See you soon!  Diane.  

By Diane Bruxvoort, University Librarian, and Director.