Kaitlin Crotty Named RSU Interim Library Director

Kaitlin CrottyKaitlin Crotty, the associate library director for the Stratton Taylor Library, has been promoted to interim library director at Rogers State University. She began her duties on May 1 after the retirement of RSU’s longest serving library director, Alan Lawless.

“Kaitlin will supervise and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the RSU libraries. We congratulate Kaitlin on this appointment, and we know she will lead and serve students, faculty and staff well,” Richard Beck, vice president for academic affairs, said.

The RSU alumna spent four years as a student worker at Stratton Taylor Library. This began her path toward librarianship.

After graduating with her Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, Crotty returned to RSU as a full-time librarian in 2015, then transitioned to associate library director in 2019.

“I am honored to have been entrusted with this opportunity and humbled by the outpouring of support that I have already received from the RSU community. I look forward to serving the library and RSU in my new role,” Crotty said.

The Stratton Taylor Library provides informational resources and expertise that support the intellectual and cultural development of RSU students, faculty, staff and community members.

The library’s collection holds more than 77,000 books and thousands of DVDs, videos and CDs. It also has access to more than 40,000 electronic books and 66 electronic databases. The Stratton Taylor Library is located on the Claremore campus of Rogers State University and open to the public. For more information, visit www.rsu.edu/library.