In 1996, Michele Russo took over from departing James L. Mullins as Acting Director. She was appointed Director in 1998 and continued to head the Library until her retirement in June of 2010.
In addition to continuing to build the print and electronic collection, Russo focused on assessment, public relations and outreach and is responsible for starting the Schurz Library Speaker Series. She was also the first Dean of Library Services at any IU regional campus when IU President Michael McRobbie approved her title change in Spring of 2008.
She is succeeded by Vicki Bloom, who is the Dean of Library Services. Previously Dean Bloom was a Head of Reference Services at the University of California Riverside. Vicki has brought with her energy for digital and technology initiatives.