The USC Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program has appointed Caroline Muglia as interim director.
Muglia brings broad experience to the interim directorship that will support student learning across the curriculum, particularly with regard to specialized materials, collection development and management, digital collections, and data librarianship. Her expertise also will inform the recently launched planning process that will shape the future of the MMLIS.
Muglia, who currently serves as the USC Libraries' associate dean for specialized collections, has taught in the program since 2015, including the LIM 502 Collection Development and Management and LIM 503 Information Description, Organization, and Retrieval courses. Before arriving at USC, Muglia earned a master's degree in library and information science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in public history from NC State University, and held positions at the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the Library of Congress, and Duke University.
Planning for the search for a permanent director is now underway.