Dean of Libraries and Interim Associate Provost for Teaching & Learning Innovation
Joseph A. Salem, Jr. serves as the Dean of Libraries University and Interim Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation at Michigan State. He has published and presented widely on open educational resources, student engagement, teaching and learning, library assessment, and library management. Dr. Salem earned his PhD in Evaluation and Measurement and MLS from Kent State University. He has served as psychometrician on two national information literacy initiatives, Project SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) and the K-12 TRAILS (Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills). He also served as an ARL Leadership Fellow from 2016 to 2017 and was recognized as the 2017 Kent State School of Library and Information Science Alumnus of the Year. He has held tenure or a tenure equivalent at four institutions, including three ARL peers.