Strategic Plan 2022-2027
Director of Library Services
Professor of Library Science
PhD - Curriculum & Instruction - Kansas State University
MA/MBA - Business Administration - Ottawa University
MLS - Library Science - Emporia State University
B.Bibl - Library & Information Science - University of Cape Town
Gloria Creed-Dikeogu has worked for Ottawa University for 16 years as Director of Library Services and Associate Professor of Library Science. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science in 1986, with majors in English Literature, Library Science and Information Science and minors in Afrikaans and Archaeology, and a Higher Diploma in Education: Post Graduate: Secondary, (which is a Teachers Certification to teach High School) in 1988, from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Gloria spent two years teaching in high schools in Cape Town and two years working as a Public Librarian at Cape Town City Libraries prior to coming to study Speech-Language Pathology at University of Kansas in 1990. In 1994, she reverted to her old field and transferred to Emporia State University, to begin a Master's Degree in Library and Information Management, working two part-time library jobs at Lawrence Public Library and Kansas City Missouri Public Library, respectively, while completing her degree, part-time in 1999.
Prior to coming to Ottawa University in 2002, Gloria worked in a variety of public library settings. While at Ottawa University, she completed a Master's Degree in Human Resources in 2006 and a Master's Degree in Business Administration in 2008 at Ottawa University’s Kansas City site and a Ph.D in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Online Learning and Instructional Design at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. In Fall 2018, Gloria began work on a Graduate Certificate in User Experience and Usability at SISLT, University of Missouri, Columbia. She is actively involved in committee work in three professional library organizations: at the National Level, the American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries and at the State Level, the Kansas Library Association, serving as its President (2016-17) and Past President (2018).