Caroline Muglia is a Collection Assessment Librarian, a first of its kind position at University of Southern California Libraries. Collection Assessment is a metrics-based approach to maintaining a strong and relevant collection for all users. It’s seeing the metrics behind all resources, but not relying entirely on them to tell an important story that brings together users, budgets, and the shifting needs of physical spaces of libraries. Some days she’s number cruncher. Other days, she’s a social organizer.
Before USC, Caroline worked at the Library of Congress and as a Data Librarian for an educational technology company. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she focused on digital archives. Her research and teaching interests include user-driven acquisitions, assessment, and the future of eBooks.