Damon Jaggars

Vice Provost and Dean

1858 Neil Ave Mall Columbus, OH 43210-1286
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Damon E. Jaggars is Vice Provost and Dean of University Libraries, where he provides vision, strategic direction, and leadership for one of the nation’s leading academic research libraries. His administrative background includes extensive experience in service planning and assessment, collection development and management, facilities planning and design, budgetary management, and organizational development, as well as building distinctive and unique collections and developing information technology infrastructures within research libraries.

About Damon

Damon previously served as interim vice provost and university librarian at Columbia University, following several years as Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services. Beginning in 1996, Damon worked at the University of Texas Libraries in several roles, including Associate Director for User Services, Associate Director for Student and Branch Services, and Head Librarian, Undergraduate Library. He began his career at the Iona College Libraries, where he served as Coordinator of Information Technology/Access.


  • Master of Library and Information Science, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of California at Davis

Areas of Interest

  • Higher education administration
  • Library management
  • Organizational development
  • Strategic planning

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Committees and Service

  • University Libraries Executive Committee
  • University Libraries Management Committee
  • Council of Deans
  • University Senate, Fiscal Committee
  • ARL Digital Scholarship Institute, Advisory Committee
  • TOME Advisory Board
  • BTAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Peer Group, Director Liaison
  • OhioLINK, Library Advisory Council Coordinating Committee, Chair
  • portal: Libraries & the Academy, Editorial Board


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