Interim Associate Dean for DATech, Assistant Professor
I serve as Interim Associate Dean for Discovery, Access, and Technologies (DATech) at the JMU Libraries. Some of my current responsibilities include:
- Supervising and managing the following library departments: Access & Delivery, InterLibrary Loan (ILL) and Course Reserves, Metadata Services, Scholarly Resources & Discovery, Scholarly Content Systems, and Technology.
- Coordinating with Library Administration and JMU Information Technology on projects involving the campus-wide implementation of technology systems and services.
- Participating in Dean’s Council, Library Leadership, Academic Software Review Committee, Online Learning Leadership Group, Faculty Assembly, Technology Coordinators, and other groups and committees as necessary.
- Drafting and submitting Technology Solutions Requests to Information Technology on behalf of Library individuals or departments wanting to implement new or additional technical solutions.
I have worked for the JMU libraries in various technology capacities for over 28 years. Outside of work I enjoy fishing, gardening, playing with and walking our three border collies on our farm, and collecting wildlife pictures on trail cameras – generally anything involving nature and the outdoors.
About Discovery, Access, and Technology
We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Departments include Access and Delivery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Metadata Strategies, Resource Management, Scholarly Communications Strategies, and Technology.
About Libraries Administration
We support and challenge JMU Libraries’ staff and faculty to live up to our guiding statements — as we work together to provide excellent library and educational technology resources, spaces, services, and expertise to our campus community.