Library and Information Technology

All Offices & Services

Gene Spencer

Gene provides leadership for all areas of Library and Information Technology support on campus, including circulation, technology support, research assistance, instructional technology support, library collections, classroom technology, audio/visual support, administrative systems, networking, event support, and the data center. 

Please feel free to contact Gene with any questions or concerns you might have with information technology or library services at Ursinus.  His energies are focused on Ursinus strategies and priorities for IT and the Library, planning, budgets, staffing, maintaining highly-responsive services for the community, and at the moment, major projects such as the new student information system implementation and the Library space plan.

Title

Chief Information Officer (Library and IT)

Background

Before coming to Ursinus, Gene was an independent consultant to the higher education information technology and library communities. He focused on areas of organizational effectiveness, organizational design, leadership development, work redesign, quality customer service, collaboration between IT and library organizations, and synergies between people, information and technology.  Gene has also served in a variety of IT and joint Library/IT positions at his alma mater, Bucknell University. As a consultant, Gene worked for over one-hundred institutions on a national and international level.

Gene has been a member of the EDUCAUSE Management Institute Faculty (2004-2007), serving for the last two years as its Director.  He served on the EDUCAUSE Professional Development Committee and the EDUCAUSE 2000 program committee.  He currently serves on the faculty of the CAUDIT Leadership Institute (Australia).

When not on campus, Gene can be found traveling to distant places, playing with one of his 5 grandchildren, or geocaching somewhere near or far.

Education:

  • BS Mathematics, Bucknell University
  • MS Business Administration, Bucknell University