CIOs of Liberal Arts Colleges

Since 2002, CLIR has facilitated a semiannual forum of directors of organizations that have merged their library and information technology (IT) units on the campuses of liberal arts colleges and small universities. At their meetings and through a listserv, members discuss library and computing issues as an integrated whole. They have explored such topics as recent changes in merged organizations, strategic and tactical issues concerning cloud computing, trends in the uses of technology in teaching, and effective ways to provide faculty support.

Member CIOs also participate in a Web-based quantitative survey that Bryn Mawr College conducts to measure how students, faculty, and staff use and evaluate the services and resources of colleges and universities that have merged their libraries and computing units.

Current members are as follows:

  • Suzanne Aber, Trinity College
  • Param Bedi, Bucknell University
  • Jim Cubit, Lake Forest College
  • Jose Dieudonne, Wilson College
  • Greg Diment, Kalamazoo College
  • Ronald Griggs, Kenyon College
  • Lee Hisle,Connecticut College
  • Michelle Hobbins, Carthage College
  • Rick Holmgren, Allegheny College
  • Roberta Lembke, St. Olaf College
  • Ravi Ravishanker, Wellesley College
  • Brian Rellinger, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Robert Renaud, Dickinson College
  • Vicki Sells, Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Joe Shelley, Hamilton College
  • Gina Siesing, Bryn Mawr College
  • Justin Sipher, St. Lawrence University
  • Erin Smith, Westminster College
  • Gene Spencer, Ursinus College
  • Joanne Steele, Iona College
  • Andrew White, Bates College
  • Alex Wirth-Cauchon, Mount Holyoke College