Josip (Joe) Mocnik is a Dean of Libraries at North Dakota State University, Fargo, the state’s land grant university. He is originally from Croatia and has his M.A. in Library and Information Studies from University College London, UK, and Ph.D. in history from Bowling Green State University. He previously served as a Fulbright Scholar. In addition to his administrative activities, he is actively promoting all aspects of library innovation, especially in the areas of digital scholarship, data services, and effective data practices. He is passionate about social justice, community service, internationalization, and lifelong learning. He is active in a variety of professional organizations.