Manager, Discovery Systems Spencer Lamm Joins Libraries Staff
On Monday, July 15, 2013, Spencer Lamm joined the staff of the Libraries as manager, discovery systems. He previously worked as the digital initiatives librarian at Swarthmore College where his responsibilities included managing the infrastructure systems and user-facing applications of the Tri-College Library Consortium, which includes Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College. Spencer earned his MLIS from the University of Washington.
The Manager, Discovery Systems focuses on thoughtful and proactive integration and development of user-facing discovery systems including the Libraries' online catalog, web sites, institutional repository, search tools, and web-scale academic research tools and resources. The position is a key leader in efforts to develop and deliver new services to the University community that will improve searching across local and remote digital content through intuitive and more seamless interfaces. The position redefines the previous Head of Library Systems as a part of the Libraries' strategic directions to better leverage its resources and model an entrepreneurial and collaborative library organization that will contribute to the campus infrastructure for ensuring access to authoritative information.