Chief Information Officer

Bryn Mawr
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Created: March 21, 2013


Bryn Mawr College invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Bryn Mawr has libraries of considerable stature and depth, and extensive and sophisticated technology services, and the CIO provides leadership for both of these areas, heading an organizational unit known as Information Services (IS) that is a merger of Libraries and Information Technology.  Bryn Mawr’s merged organization is distinctive in the success it has achieved in establishing a fully integrated environment, and there is full campus commitment to this structure.  The new CIO will lead the pursuit of the creative strategic opportunities that a merged unit provides.  He or she will succeed Elliott Shore who provided outstanding service in this role since 2002, and who has become the Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries.

Bryn Mawr is one of the world's most distinguished colleges, with over 1,300 undergraduate women and 400 graduate students on the College's historic campus in suburban Philadelphia, studying with leading scholars and conducting advanced research.  The CIO will contribute to fulfilling the College’s vision for the future of education by supporting the work of faculty and students, maximizing the benefits of technology for learning and scholarship. The CIO will support administrative functions College-wide by providing enterprise management and the foundation for data analytics.  Beyond Bryn Mawr, the CIO will continue to build strategic and operational partnerships with its sister institutions, Haverford College and Swarthmore College, both in library collaboration and in projects that seek greater administrative efficiencies and economies.  These institutional partnerships are virtually unique in American higher education and are points of pride for the three colleges and a model for other institutions to follow.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong leader and manager who has a full understanding of both information technology and libraries, and who is able to articulate and implement a vision and strategy to guide the future of a merged organization in a rapidly changing environment.  He or she will have the ability to work in close partnership with faculty and other internal and external partners, and to oversee operations and strengthen coordination across the merged organization.   The CIO will have an awareness of and appreciation for the unique nature of the College, and be able to work effectively in that environment.  Those interested in the position should review the Leadership Statement at, as well as the College’s website (, before preparing application materials.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Review of applications will begin on April 15, and will continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by that date.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae or resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references.  References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.  These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the College’s consultants, Linda Hodges, Nick Giannas and Jean Dowdall, Ph.D., at   Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Witt/Kieffer, 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook IL 60523.  The consultants can be reached by telephone through Ramona Kochis at (630) 575-6124.


Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 18:30 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:45 UTC