Bill Hartman

Interim Associate Dean for DATech and Director of Technology, Assistant Professor

About me

I serve as Interim Associate Dean for Discovery, Access, and Technologies (DATech) and am the Director of Technology at the JMU Libraries.  Some of my current responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and managing Learning Technology Services (LTS), Library Desktop Support, Library Web & Application Services, and Systems & Operations.
  • 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 almost 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. Units include Technology, Scholarly Resources and Discovery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Access and Delivery, and Metadata Strategies.

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.

About Technology

We administer and support a wide range of library and educational technologies. Teams include Desktop Support, Learning Technology Services, Systems & Operations, and Web & Application Services.