Libraries Strategic Technologies

Libraries Strategic Technologies provides a broad range of IT solutions, services, and support to University Libraries faculty and staff, and supports the systems that enable Penn State and the user community to discover, access, and use the Libraries’ resources, both on-site and online. We also provide software and systems development to support digital data management and access related to research and scholarship for the University community.

Our Teams:

  • Discovery, Access, and Web Services: Provides user-centered web services, Libraries website management, web and application interface design, support for mobile devices, web accessibility expertise, web statistics and analytics support, and the Libraries discovery layer/search, the Catalog, and other discovery platform support.
  • Digital Scholarship Applications & Integration: Administrates and develops systems to support continuous integration, configuration management, and software deployment for local and third-party solutions. In addition, this group provides database services at the application and platform layer for a variety of database products.
  • Faculty Activity Management Services: Provides user support for cloud-hosted faculty reporting software (Activity Insight), as well as data entry, documentation, training, and serves as a liaison to vendors.
  • Repository Services: Develops open source repository services to support preservation, access, and discovery of digital library collections, scholarly communications and research data.
  • Systems and Applications: Manages system administration, software configuration, and application support and customization for library systems (e.g., Symphony, web content management system, etc.), provides programming and application development to meet administrative and operational needs (e.g., ABLE, employee directory, etc.), and data services (e.g., database design, data mining, etc.)
  • User Support and Operations: Provides helpdesk support, workstation management and lifecycle planning, SirsiDynix operations support, tablet and handheld device support, technology communications, technology training, IT account provisioning and management.

Department Contact Information

1 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1800

Dan Coughlin

Head Libraries Strategic Technologies

Libraries Strategic Technologies Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Daniel Bohn Applications Developer 814-865-2378
Connor Bullers IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
James Campbell Applications Developer 814-865-2378
Emily Chan IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
Yu Ting Chang IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
Dirk Copland IT Consultant 814-865-4685
Dan Coughlin Head Libraries Strategic Technologies 814-863-0468
Laura DeAntonio Business Systems Analyst 814-865-2378
Daniel DeCollo IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
Todd Douty Systems Administrator 814-865-2378
Michelle Dzyak Information Technology Manager 814-863-0717
Nicole Gampe Business Systems Analyst 814-865-2378
Andrew Gearhart Applications Developer 814-865-2378
Melody Gehlbach Administrative Assistant 814-865-2378
Karen M Hackett Web Designer 814-865-2378
Vinayak Jayaprakash IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
Ryan Johnson IT Trainer 814-867-4095
Jordan Johnson IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
Alexander Kiessling Full Stack Developer 814-865-2378
Grant King IT Support Specialist 814-863-6435
Collin Krasnai IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
Maryam Kutchemeshgi Applications Programmer 814-865-2378
Bryan Lopez Applications Developer 814-865-2378
Binky Lush IT Manager 814-865-9842
Dominique Luster Judy Chicago Research Portal Coordinator and Metadata Strategist 814-865-2378
Madhav Manoj IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
Justin Patterson IT Manager 814-863-7763
Dan Peters Systems Design Specialist 814-863-7098
Karen Schwentner Frontend Developer 814-865-2378
Chase Smith IT Support Specialist 814-863-7083
Sarah Smulligan Applications Developer 814-865-2378
Pranaav Subramanian IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
James Unger Curriculum Vita Data Specialist 814-865-2378
Verity Wang Bednar Intern - UX 814-865-2378
Andrew Wasden IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
Rachel Whitty IT Support Specialist (Part-Time) 814-865-2378
Brandon Zimmerman IT Support Specialist 814-863-0668