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:

  • Param Bedi, Bucknell University
  • Eric Behrens, Widener University
  • Greg Diment, Kalamazoo College
  • Kristen Eshleman, Trinity College
  • Ronald Griggs, Kenyon College
  • Lee Hisle, Connecticut College
  • Michelle Hobbins, Carthage College
  • Rick Holmgren, Allegheny College
  • Roberta Lembke, St. Olaf College
  • Pam McQuesten, Beloit College
  • Terry Metz, Hamline University
  • Todd Norris, St. Mary’s College
  • Ravi Ravishanker, Wellesley College
  • Brian Rellinger, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • José Rodriguez, Rhodes College
  • Patricia Schoknecht, Bates College
  • Vicki Sells, Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Joe Shelley, Hamilton College
  • Gina Siesing, Bryn Mawr College
  • Erin Smith, Westminster College
  • Gene Spencer, Ursinus College
  • Joanne Steele, Iona College
  • René Thatcher, St. Lawrence University
  • Ted Wilder, Beloit College
  • Alex Wirth-Cauchon, Mount Holyoke College
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