Huestis named associate dean for technology

Jeffrey C. Huestis has been appointed associate dean for technology for University Libraries, effective July 1.

Jeffrey Huestis
Jeffrey Huestis

He joins the Libraries’ top tier of administration, which includes Vice Chancellor for Scholarly Research and Dean of University Libraries Shirley K. Baker and four other associate deans.

“The Libraries benefit tremendously from Jeff’s deep knowledge of both libraries and technology,” Baker said.

“We are delighted to have him on our senior leadership team.”

Huestis joined the staff of University Libraries in 1982 and has served in several leadership roles, most recently directing applications and information resource development in networking and library technology.

In his new role, Huestis will oversee the complex technological infrastructure used to manage the Libraries’ collections and services. He will provide leadership for collaborations with the local, national and international information community on issues of network access, identity authentication and authorization, data storage and retrieval and other shared services.

In addition, he will advance the platform for the development of the Libraries’ Digital Library Services and for the Libraries’ and the University’s Web presence.

Huestis earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the University of Southern California; a master of library science from the University of North Carolina; and a master’s degree in computer science from Washington University.