JoAnn Jacoby joined Colorado College Aug. 1 as director of the newly renovated Tutt Library. Before that, she served as associate dean for user services in the University of Illinois Library, the largest publicly funded academic library in the U.S.

Jacoby has spent most of her professional career at Illinois in a number of roles over the last 18 years, including head of research and information services, coordinator of the New Service Model Program, anthropology and sociology subject specialist, and visiting assistant university archivist. She has published her research on evolving scholarly practices and library service evaluation processes in major journals in the field, and has served as chair of both the American Library Association’s Library Research Roundtable and the Anthropology and Sociology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Jacoby has a master’s degree in anthropology from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor of arts in English and master’s in library and information science from the University of Illinois.