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John Jax

Murphy Library Director
Murphy Library
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

John Jax

Murphy Library Director

Murphy Library

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Oversight, development, budgeting, and facility management of Murphy Library



John Jax, Director of Murphy Library, was named CUWL Data Privacy & Retention Task Force of The Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) on Thursday, April 7. The Data Privacy & Retention Task Force will develop guidelines and best practices to assist CUWL in managing personal identifiable information within its shared systems and provide a foundation for protecting the privacy rights of individual users of UW library resources, while at the same time, providing for the need to access personal data for the operations and services of UW libraries.

Submitted on: April 7, 2022


and Julie Pohlman, UW System; presented "The Data that Drives Us: A Four-Year Perspective on Evidence-Based Collection" at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition on Nov. 10, 2017 in Charleston, SC. The session detailed the University of Wisconsin System’s four-year experience with Wiley’s revolutionary “Evidence-Based Collection E-book Management Model.” Since the UWS was one of the first large university consortia to utilize Wiley’s evidence based model, the presentation reflects on how the UWS’s title selection methods evolved over the course of their multi-year journey by incorporating long-term usage data to make purchasing decisions that reflect a balancing act between individual system library collection needs, the overall system, and that of the state’s large flagship research institution, UW Madison. The presentation offered key findings, best practices, challenges, as well as the issues to address in the future.

Submitted on: Nov. 16, 2017


and Doug Way, UW-Madison; presented "Library Collection Strategies to Meet Present & Future Needs (& Challenges)" at the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries Conference on June 8, 2017 in Madison, WI.

Submitted on: June 15, 2017


and Mark Pompelia, Rhode Island School of Design; presented "True Impact: Moving the conversation beyond “usage” to assessing real educational outcomes" at the Electronic Resources and Libraries conference on April 5, 2016 in Austin, TX.

Submitted on: April 14, 2016


John Jax, Murphy library, authored the book review "Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection" in the latest issue of Library Resources & Technical Services (vol.59, Iss.4) published on Oct. 1, 2015.

Submitted on: Oct. 9, 2015