Molaro Named Associate Dean of Library at PSC

Anthony Molaro
Anthony Molaro (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Prairie State College (PSC) recently named Anthony Molaro associate dean of library and instructional technology. In that role, he will provide vision, leadership, and support to the faculty and staff of the library and the staff in instructional design and technology, as well as support online instruction and instructional resources using technology. He also will serve as the liaison between Academic Affairs and the office of Information Technology Resources.

Dr. Adenuga Atewologun, vice president for academic affairs, said Molaro will accelerate the speed of innovation started by his predecessor in the library and instructional technology area.

“Mr. Molaro comes to us with a proven record of pioneering the adoption of technology, such as cloud-based computing methods. He is a strong proponent of building relationships with faculty, staff, and patrons to ascertain needs and plan strategically to exceed expectations,” he said.

Molaro brings to PSC a wealth of experience in libraries, research, and technology. Most recently, Molaro served as CEO of Highwood Public Library, where he was responsible for the administration of all library functions, supervised personnel, and served as the primary representative of the library in the community. He also has served as head of technical services and technology at Messenger Public Library in North Aurora, Ill, librarian and liaison to professional programs for Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich., circulation coordinator and reference librarian for Dominican University Library in River Forest, Ill, and research services assistant II for Loyola Health Science Library in Maywood, Ill.

Molaro has a master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University, and an M.B.A. and bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College. He currently is pursuing a Ph.D. degree from Dominican University. Molaro also is an adjunct instructor at Waubonsee Community College.

“Mr. Molaro’s knowledge of the community college system is partly based on his own experience as a student and graduate of a community college. I am excited thinking of the potential of this appointment and what it means for our students and PSC,” Atewologun added.