Category Archives: Update from Leadership

Mendola, Overcash discuss new roles at Rollins Auditorium

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On Friday, March 13, following announcements regarding Emory’s leadership, Rich Mendola, Marc Overcash, and the executive team met with LITS staff in the Rollins Auditorium to outline the details of the changes at the top of the organization. Earlier in the week, it was announced that Mike Mandl had taken the position of President and CEO of Emory Healthcare. […]

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Stephanie Parisi wins Emory’s Award of Distinction

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Each year, Emory’s Award of Distinction is given to 10-15 University employees who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their jobs by their initiative, innovation, and leadership in furthering Emory’s vision as a “destination university.” Please join me in congratulating LITS Academic Technologies staff member, Stephanie Parisi, for being selected for the 2015 Emory Award of Distinction. Stephanie […]

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Optimizing Emory’s utilization of resources by finding your inner data scientist

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Welcome to 2015. Beginning this month, my senior leadership team and I will be writing a monthly column for our LITS newsletter. My hope is that these columns will give all of you a better understanding of the important issues facing our organization, our plans for moving forward, and what you can do to contribute […]

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LITS 2013-14 Annual Report

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Rich Mendola (Enterprise CIO and Sr. Vice Provost of Library Services & Digital Scholarship) submitted the LITS 2013-14 Annual Report to Emory Provost Clair Sterk this week. The Annual Report features updates from all eight of LITS’ areas, as well as an executive summary from Rich. The Annual Report offers a bird’s-eye view of the […]

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Results of the first round of the UTS Manager Development Program

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As everybody knows, 2013 was a year in which I put a strong emphasis on developing the skills of the managers. I am always eager to get people to specialize and to become ever more expert in whatever area they are working. For managers in particular, I want them to be continually invested in adding […]

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Push and Pull

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Pushes and pulls are the basis for moving data on the internet but how about as a metaphor within our own division? I have been thinking a lot lately about about how we push and pull various ideas within UTS and throughout the enterprise. Here are two examples of what I mean. I am excited about […]

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The Yearly Review Process Is Upon Us

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What have we accomplished this year? Annual reviews are upon us so we must take stock of our achievements and, more importantly, develop our expectations for 2014 and beyond. This year, I challenged the director team by putting their goals on the white board in my office. They were to share those goals with their […]

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