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Given the dramatic effect that information technology has had on libraries in recent years it is not surprising that many who trained as librarians find themselves closely enmeshed in the IT departments of academic institutions.
Jenn Stringer, Director of Academic Technology Services at New York University (NYU), is a typical example. Her primary degree was in librarianship and she has “reported in and out of libraries” throughout her career. Now she finds herself in a key information technology role at a major university with a student population of 43,000. Her library background gives her some special insights into how information technology can be deployed to enhance and support the learning process.