Park University announces the appointment of Jon Ritterbush as the director of library services and learning commons. Ritterbush began his duties at Park on Sept. 1.
In his position, Ritterbush is responsible for the development and management of the University’s learning commons, which includes the McAfee Memorial Library and the Academic Support Center, housed within the newly renovated Norrington Center. He is also responsible for defining the strategic direction of the learning commons, while also developing the services and programming to support student success.
Prior to joining Park University, Ritterbush served as associate professor and e-resources and serials librarian in the Calvin T. Ryan Library at the University of Nebraska at Kearney since 2009. He has 14 years of additional experience working in various higher education libraries, including Regent University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ball State University. He also spent two-plus years with the Hancock County (Ind.) Public Library and Community Network.
Ritterbush earned a Master of Education degree from Regent University and a Master of Science degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Albion College. He is pursuing a doctorate in educational studies at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.