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Michael Rawls

Budget and Assessment Director


(804) 828-1275
James Branch Cabell Library, 314-J

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Public Policy and Administration, VCU
  • M.A. History, VCU, 2003
  • B.S. Business Administration, VCU, 1994

Previous professional experience

  • Chief Financial Officer, VCU Libraries and Head, Libraries Business Office, VCU, 2007-2011
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of History, VCU, 2000-2002

Selected publications 

Selected presentations 

  • Rawls, M. M. (2013). Custom ClimateQUAL results: De-aggregating gender results by division, race and rank. Presented at the ClimateQUAL Partner’s Meeting, ALA Midwinter Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Rawls, M. M. (2012). Measuring the impact of electronic library materials on the university's research mission. Presented at the ARL Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Rawls, M. M.  (2012). Looking for links: How the availability of electronic library materials impacts scholarly research productivity. Presented at VLACRL/VLA Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Lawal, I. & M. M. Rawls. (2011). LibQUAL+ - library as a place: Before and after. Presented at ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Selected VCU Libraries service

  • Ithaka Faculty Survey Taskforce, Chair, 2014-present
  • Diversity Committee, ex officio, 2011-present
    • ClimateQUAL Coordinator
  • LibQUAL+ Taskforce, 2011 and 2013

University service

  • VCU New Budget Model Taskforce, 2014-present
  • VCU Academic Analytics Implementation Team, 2012 

Professional organizations

  • Richmond Academic Library Consortium, treasurer 

Research interests

  • Scholarly research productivity; demonstrating academic library value and impact

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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