Mike Furlough

  • Associate Dean for Research & Scholarly Communications
  • Penn State University Libraries
  • Twitter: @surlyF

I'm Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications at Penn State University Libraries. I have a great job because I get to work closely with the curators and archivists in our special collections, the staff engaged in conservation and preservation activities, and all of the folks who are working to develop new services in that vague, nebulous space called "scholarly communications stuff." As a library administrator, I also get to weigh in on decisions about bulletin boards, office assignments, library hours, or what to do about the students who filmed a horror movie and left fake blood in the stacks last night.