Library Director to Retire; Interim Director Appointed
From the Office of the Provost
Glenda Thornton, director of the Michael Schwartz Library, is retiring from the University effective February 1. I want to take this opportunity to thank Glenda for her dedicated service and outstanding leadership over the past 20 years to enhance and transform our library from a depository of paper-copy materials into a vibrant learning center equipped with the latest technology.
She has been a strong advocate and supporter for our student success efforts, including helping to establish our Math Emporium, expand the CSU Writing Center and improving and updating library infrastructure. In addition, Glenda's leadership and efforts in improving textbook affordability in general, and in promoting open-access education resources in particular, have led to significant savings for our students and contributed to improvement in learning outcomes. The Library is planning a retirement reception for Glenda on January 25.
David Lodwick, currently the Library's associate director and Systems Division head, has been named interim director, effective February 1. David has been with the Michael Schwartz Library for more than sixteen years and is an integral part of the overall management of the Library. He graduated from Kent State University with a Master of Library Science degree in 1996 and also has a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
by Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cleveland State University