Carolyn Ciesla Named Associate Dean at PSC [03/03/2017]

Prairie State College (PSC) recently named Carolyn Henley Ciesla interim associate dean of learning resources and assessment. Her new role on campus was announced at a recent meeting of the PSC Board of Trustees.

Carolyn CieslaIn that role, Ciesla provides vision, leadership and support to the faculty and staff of the library and the staff in instructional design and technology. She also supports online instruction and instructional resources using technology and serves as the liaison between academic affairs and the office of information technology resources.

Ciesla came to PSC in 2013, as the collection management librarian. She was then named instructional services librarian, and remained in that position until she accepted the interim associate dean position in January 2017.

Before coming to PSC, Ciesla had been serving as library and web services librarian for Homewood Public Library. She began her professional career as assistant director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. She then was academic coordinator in the Department of English at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Ciesla was then named program coordinator for the International Coalition on Newspapers for the Center for Research Libraries, and then teen and adult librarian for New Lenox Public Library.

Ciesla has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She is a member of the American Library Association and the Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois Technology Group.

“We are pleased that Carolyn has agreed to serve as the interim associate dean over the PSC library,” said Dr. Marie Hansel, vice president for academic affairs at PSC. “She brings a wealth of experience to the role that the students, faculty and PSC community alike will benefit from.”