Americas Regional Council

Polly Boruff-Jones

Dean of the Library, Oakland University

Polly Boruff-Jones

Polly D. Boruff-Jones, MLS, MPA, is Dean of University Libraries at Oakland University in Rochester, MI and Dean Emerita at Indiana University Kokomo. She also held academic library leadership positions at Drury University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Polly joined the Global Council in 2019 as an Americas Regional Council delegate. Polly is an active member of IFLA and ACRL. She served in leadership positions for the Instruction Section and the College Libraries Section of ACRL and continues to contribute as a member of the Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force. She is a member of the IFLA Reference and Information Services Section Committee and the Library History Special Interest Group. As a member of LLAMA, Polly worked with the Management & Leadership Community of Practice to create a series of practical and applied management webinars for current and aspiring library leaders. Polly’s professional service includes engagement in many state and regional library organizations, most recently on the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services Board of Directors and the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Board of Directors, also serving as ALI Treasurer from 2017 to 2020.


Oakland University

KL 300, 100 Library Dr. Rochester, MI 48309-4479 USA

Term end date: 31 October 2022