Catherine Murray-Rust is Dean of Libraries. She holds a post-graduate degree in library and information studies from the University of London and a charter in Librarianship from the Library Association of Great Britain. Prior to becoming dean at Georgia Tech, she served as the Dean of Libraries at Colorado State University, Associate University Librarian at Oregon State University, and Associate University Librarian at Cornell University.
She is responsible for leading the reimagining of the Georgia Tech Library for the 21st Century including a $90 million renovation of the library buildings and the transformation of the Library’s organization and operations. She frequently writes and presents about the future of academic research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education.
She currently serves as Georgia Tech’s representative to the Association of Research Libraries. Throughout her career, she has served as a board member and officer of several library advocacy organizations including the American Library Association, Research Libraries Group, Orbis Cascades, Greater Western Library Alliance, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and Georgia’s Galileo and Regents Academic Committee on Libraries executive committees.