Joseph A. Salem, Jr. serves as Dean of Libraries and started at Michigan State University on August 1, 2018. Prior to this position, he served as Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries at Penn State University. He has published and presented widely on open educational resources, student-engagement, teaching and learning, library assessment, and library management. Dr. Salem earned his Ph.D. in Evaluation and Measurement and M.L.S from Kent State University. He has served as psychometrician on two national information literacy initiatives, Project SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy) and the K-12 Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (TRAILS). He also served as an ARL Leadership Fellow from 2016-2017 and was recognized as the 2017 Kent State School of Library and Information Science Alumnus of the Year.