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Mike Collura

Manager, University Library Systems
University Libraries
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Coordinates configuration and management of Kent State Libraries’ ILS and specialty systems for services, including online reserves, interlibrary loan, discovery services, institutional repository, and digital collections
  • Coordinates the creation and maintenance of locally developed workflow applications
  • Supports the libraries’ websites by coordinating the management of local servers and applications, and coordinating interconnections with the university’s content management system, third-party content management systems and the library Intranet
  • Coordinates all automation inventory, budget, specifications, deployment and maintenance for all library areas, including the library classrooms, public spaces and staff desktops
  • Assists in the evaluation and selection of hardware and software systems for the library

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

July 2015

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Cuyahoga Community College, the Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Akron

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The friendly, positive, collegial attitude of everyone I’ve encountered so far!

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

Kent State’s impact on the region and the opportunity to play a part in that, coupled with the reputation of Kent State, from colleagues and friends, as a great place to work.

RESIDES IN:

Wadsworth, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Bedford Heights, Ohio

EDUCATION:

B.A., Psychology, University of Akron; M.A.Ed., Higher Education Administration, University of Akron; Completed doctoral coursework in educational technology, Purdue University

HOBBIES:

Fishing, cooking, movies and trying to fix anything – I love taking broken things apart, figuring out how they work, and attempting to fix them.