M. Stuart Lynn, Associate Vice President, Information Resources & Communications (IR&C), and Richard Lucier, University Librarian and Executive Director, California Digital Library, are pleased to announce the appointment of Joan Gargano as Director, CDL Technologies, effective September 1, 1998.  Joan will provide leadership for the technical design and implementation of the CDL.  She will report in IR&C and will belong to the senior management teams for both IR&C and the CDL.  IR&C, a department of the Business and Finance Division, is responsible for developing and managing Universitywide information systems and networks, providing computing and telecommunications services to UCOP, and coordinating the development of Universitywide information and computing policies.

Joan comes to UC Office of the President from the Davis campus, where she is currently the Director, Distributed Computing Analysis and Support.  In that position, she is responsible for charting strategic directions for information system architectures and overseeing systems design and implementation.  She has played a key role in campus and Universitywide strategic planning for information technology, including serving as chair of the Universitywide Authentication Workgroup.  She has also been active in national and statewide information technology and policy initiatives, including participation in the Coalition for Networked Information initiative on Institution-Wide Information Strategies, the Golden State Education Network Communications Task Force, the Internet Engineering Task Force, K-12 Workgroup, and the Instructional Technology Networking Consortium.

Joan is a graduate of UC Davis and holds an MBA in Management Information Systems.

The CDL is fortunate to be able to draw on her extensive management, technical, and outreach experience as it builds shared digital collections and services to serve the academic information needs of the University and the State.