Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, named Consuella Askew interim vice president for University Libraries/university librarian effective May 17, 2021. Askew has served as the associate university librarian at Rutgers University–Newark since 2014.
Prior to her time at Rutgers, Askew served as the associate dean for public services at Florida International University Libraries and held leadership positions at the City University of New York. She was also a member of the research and development team at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) that created the LibQUAL+ tool for assessing user perceptions of library service quality.
Askew holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Spelman College and a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of North Carolina. She earned her doctoral degree in higher education from Florida International University. She is an alumna of multiple library leadership programs, including UCLA’s Library Senior Fellows Program and the ARL Leadership and Career Development Program.
Askew will serve as interim vice president for University Libraries/university librarian while Rutgers searches for a successor to Krisellen Maloney, who stepped down to return to the faculty as distinguished professor in May 2021 after leading the libraries since 2015.
For more information about Askew, see the Rutgers University Libraries news release “Consuella Askew Appointed Interim University Librarian.”