Dean’s Doings

by Barbara I. Dewey, dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

Don Welch, Penn State’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CIS0), visited the Dean’s Office last week. As CISO, he will lead Penn State’s Office of Information Security and IT risk-management program. He reports to Provost Jones and Vice President Gray. We are very fortunate to recruit him from the University of Michigan where he held a similar position. He was attracted to the very collaborative working environment at Penn State and is in the process of learning about all aspects of the university.

The Library Administration met with the Faculty Senate Officers (Jim Strauss, Ann Taylor, and Matthew Woessner) as part of their regular visit to the University Libraries. They also met with faculty and will be meeting with staff and students soon. The officers are very supportive of the Libraries and our directions. They, like us, are concerned about the collections budgetary challenges and also the issue of student capacity.