Ian McCullough named science librarian


Ian McCullough has been named science librarian at The College of Wooster. In this position, he will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and reference for science departments at The College of Wooster. McCullough first joined Wooster in Aug. 2021 as visiting science librarian. As visiting science librarian, McCullough served as the librarian liaison for departments ranging from mathematics to environmental studies, as well as the librarian for several first-year seminar classes related to science and mathematics.  

“I am delighted to join the team here. I have a passion for connecting people with information, so the best part of the job is interacting with students,” said McCullough.  

Prior to his time at Wooster, McCullough served as physical sciences librarian and assistant professor of bibliography at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, from July 2012 to Aug. 2020, receiving tenure in 2018. In this position he provided instruction, collection development, and other information services to academic departments related to the physical sciences. He also served as interim department head of the Science and Technology Library from 2016 to 2017, as well as assistant dean of research and learning services. Prior to becoming a librarian, McCullough worked as an independent bookseller, research technician in a biology lab, and lab manager for a research equipment facility.  

McCullough holds two bachelor’s degrees, first receiving a bachelor’s in history from Reed College in 1994, then receiving a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Portland State University in 1999. He later received a master’s degree in forensic science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002, then a master’s degree in information science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2011. Outside of work, McCullough says that he enjoys “cats, juggling (but not juggling cats), Dungeons and Dragons, video games, reading, board games, brewing beer, cooking, and hanging out with family.” 

Posted in Library Announcement, News on January 17, 2023.