The Library is pleased to announce that Joseph Campbell will be joining us as Director of Library Facilities.
Joe brings over two decades of professional experience to the position, including five years in Brown’s Facilities Management Department as the HVAC Controls Supervisor. During this time Joe has provided leadership and direction to the Controls Division, including work on several energy management and building automation projects as well as collaborations with various departments within Facilities and across campus, such as Environmental Health and Safety, the Office of Sustainability, and Planning, Design & Construction.
As the Director of Library Facilities, Joe will be part of the Library’s executive team and report directly to the University Librarian. In this role, Joe will bring an understanding of the special characteristics and requirements of collections, study, and research facilities as he assesses Library needs and opportunities relating to facilities quality and building safety. Coordination with campus partners will be an essential part of the job, especially with Facilities Management, Public Safety, Environmental Health and Safety, and Computing and Information Services. Library construction, renovation, and repair efforts are under the director’s purview, as is compliance with University, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Joe has assumed HVAC, power plant, and property management leadership roles in organizations including the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
Joe will serve a critical function for the Brown Library, working to ensure continuous improvement in the quality and functionality of Library spaces for students, faculty, researchers, staff, and visitors, making the Library a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space for academic pursuits. Among the philosophies Joe values is the concept of a collaborative work environment that encourages ongoing growth and skill development for individuals as well as a strong appreciation of the benefits of continuous process improvements.
Joe’s first day at the Library is November 4, 2019.