Boruff-Jones most recently was director of library and information services at F.W. Olin Library, Drury University, Springfield, Mo., where she also served as director of academic computing. She previously was associate dean for learning, teaching, and research at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis.
As dean of the library, she will lead all areas of library administration and operation.
"I am excited to welcome Polly to our campus," Sciame-Giesecke said. "She comes to us with IU experience from her years as a librarian and associate dean at IUPUI. She is committed to making the library the center for learning on campus. I know under her leadership, we will see new initiatives that will help our library grow and expand its services."
Boruff-Jones, 56, is eager to work with library staff to support the campus' learning and teaching mission.
"I'm most looking forward to working with the librarians, faculty, staff, and campus administration to explore opportunities for innovation in the library," she said. "The library is instrumental in supporting our students and faculty in their learning and research."
Boruff-Jones earned a bachelor's degree in political science and environmental science, a Master of Library Science, and a Master of Public Affairs in nonprofit management, all from Indiana University.
She and her husband, Rick Jones, look forward to moving to the Kokomo area.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.