New director to lead Krannert Memorial Library



The University of Indianapolis has selected Matthew C. Shaw to serve as director of its Krannert Memorial Library, effective Sept. 1.

Shaw comes to UIndy from Ball State University, where he has worked since 2004, most recently as head of access services for its library system. He holds a master’s degree in library and information sciences from Indiana University and a master’s degree in executive development for public service from Ball State.

UIndy Executive Vice President and Provost Deborah Balogh said Shaw is the right leader to continue the library’s evolution from a traditional repository for books to a multipurpose academic hub with the latest technology for study, research, professional development and collaboration among students and faculty. An upcoming physical renovation will create space for group project work, a coffee shop and the university’s Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives, among other improvements.

“We’re gearing up for a fundamental transformation of the library,” Balogh said. “Matthew brings a skill set and a track record of collaboration and innovation that are uniquely suited to realizing the potential of this project.”

In addition to his primary duties at Ball State, Shaw has written and presented nationally on topics in his field and has served as a writing instructor in the Department of English. His previous work has included positions with the Anderson Public Library and the New Castle Community School Corp. He and his wife, Brandi, have four sons.