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John Culshaw Bio

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John Culshaw is the Associate Director for Administrative Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  John manages the activities of the division which include finance, budget, procurement, personnel, information technology, security, facilities, and outreach/promotion.  He started at Colorado in 1991 as Electronic Reference Specialist in the Reference Department.  He was the Faculty Director of the Systems Department from 1996 until 2008.  In addition, he served as Interim Faculty Director for Reference and Instructional Services from 2006-2008.  He received a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  In addition to graduate coursework in History at Marquette University, John holds an MS in Information Studies from Drexel University.  Prior to arriving at Colorado, John worked at Haverford College's James P. Magill Library.  John's research interests include managing information technology in academic libraries and integration of library and campus technologies.  He was elected Chair of the international Innovative Users Group (1997 and 2009) and is the founding facilitator of the Rocky Mountain Regional Innovative Users Group.