June 17, 2019  |  News & Events, Timely Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

Dr. Michael Doylen has accepted the permanent position of Associate Vice Provost and Director of UWM Libraries, effective as of July 1.

Since 2016, he has served in the Director position on an interim basis, steering efforts to integrate library services and collections across UWM campuses at Waukesha and Washington County.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries and as the Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries.

Prior to his service as interim Director of Libraries, Michael served in the UWM Libraries as Assistant Director for Archives, Special Collections and the Music Library (2012 to 2019), as interim Assistant Director for User Services (2010-2012), and as Head of the Archives (2003-2016). He has over 15 years of leadership in academic libraries with increasing levels of administrative responsibility. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Literature, and his Master of Library and Information Science from UWM.

I extend my thanks to the Search and Screen Committee, chaired by Amanda Seligman, for its excellent work!

Michael, I look forward to continuing to work with you in your permanent role!

Take care,


Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


Date: June 17, 2019