Olivia M. A. Madison

Professor Emerita and Dean Emerita of Library Services
Iowa State University
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Iowa State University
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Appointment Term: 
May 1, 2017 to Apr 30, 2019, At the Pleasure of the Governor

Olivia M. A. Madison is Professor Emerita and Dean Emerita of Library Services for Iowa State University. She recently served as the Special Assistant to the Provost. She held the position of dean of the ISU Library for 17 years. She graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in History and the University of Missouri with a MA in Library Science. Madison has published widely in the area of bibliographic standards and has held major leadership roles in the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance, and the International Federation of Library Associations. She recently received the American Library Association’s Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her distinguished leadership and significant service,  and profound impact on the library profession. Updated: 8.16.2016