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Capital University Names Rachel Rubin Director of Library and Information Services
Capital University has announced Dr. Rachel Rubin as its new director of library and information resources, effective July 1, 2017. Rubin will join Capital from Bexley Public Library, where she has served as library director since February 2010. During her time there, Rubin transformed the library into a patron-centric, community environment. She is highly respected for her creativity, innovation and strong relationship-building skills. “The search committee was most impressed with Dr. Rubin’s vision for Capital’s libraries, including the merger of Blackmore and Hamma libraries,” said Stephanie Gray Wilson, Ph.D., interim assistant provost, who chaired the search for Capital’s library director. “She has a strong commitment to supporting students in developing the information literacy skills they will need both as students and citizens.”Rubin brings a level of energy and enthusiasm to the position that will guide the successful integration of the Blackmore and Hamma libraries, which will support the mission of transforming lives through higher education. Her leadership and expertise will engage faculty and students in all of the ways Capital’s library supports learning.Prior to leading the Bexley Public Library, Rubin held positions with progressively increasing administrative responsibilities at Worthington and Columbus Metropolitan libraries. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at Carleton College, a Master of Library and Information Sciences at Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions from Simmons College.