New University Librarian appointed
"This appointment is a coup for the University," says provost, Ken Norrie. "Jeffrey not only brings a wealth of experience from an internationally respected research university, but he also brings a commitment to teaching and learning and an understanding of how to integrate libraries into the fabric of a university that will help McMaster maximize its library resources."
Trzeciak has been at Wayne State since 1998 and has held a number of senior positions. He is a graduate of Indiana University, the University of Dayton, and is currently working on his PhD in instructional technology. He has been instrumental in the development of digital library services at Wayne State. He has also led a number of community-based library projects including a collaboration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre.
He says McMaster's reputation as an innovative institution is one of the qualities that attracted him to the job especially at a time when higher education and academic libraries are experiencing a period of unprecedented change. "I think the challenges we're facing are incredibly exciting. McMaster has already established itself as an institution that values creativity. I'm looking forward to working collaboratively with library staff, faculty, students and others to seize the opportunities this rich history provides and to plan and execute innovative new approaches that meet the challenges of the future."
Trzeciak replaces Graham Hill who retired last summer.