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Welcome to the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries.

On May 31, 2017, Vice President for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries Pattie Orr retired from the university. In the interim, John Wilson will serve as Interim Dean of University Libraries and Jon Allen will serve as Interim CIO, Assistant Vice President and CISO for Information Technology Services. The Information Technology and University Libraries division of Baylor form a university-wide administrative and academic information technology organization that supports excellence in research and scholarship by providing academic resources within a reliable, secure technology infrastructure that inspires discovery and empowers the university.


ITS News

Aug
14
2018
This maintenance has been postponed. On Thursday, August 16th at 8:00 p.m. until Friday, August 17th at 6:00 a.m., maintenance will be performed on the BearCat Library Catalog.
Aug
13
2018
Jon Allen, assistant vice president and chief information security officer (CISO), assumed the role of interim chief information officer (CIO) for Baylor ITS on August 1.
Aug
9
2018
On Thursday, August 9th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., routine maintenance will be performed on the PawPrints server.
Jul
28
2018
On Saturday, July 28th at 11:00 p.m. until Sunday, July 29th at 4:00 a.m., required vendor maintenance will be performed on the myBearID system (Fischer).
Jun
28
2018
Maintenance will be performed on Thursday, June 28th from 6:30 p.m. until midnight to upgrade network connections to one of Baylor’s internet providers and to update firewall firmware.
Jun
16
2018
On Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 p.m. until Sunday, June 17th at 4:00 a.m., required vendor maintenance will be performed on the myBearID system (Fischer).
Jun
6
2018
On Wednesday, June 6th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., maintenance will be performed on the AIRBEAR and RESNET networks.
Jun
1
2018
Baylor University Interim Vice President for Information Technology and Deputy CIO Becky King has announced that Brent Harris will be joining ITS as Assistant Vice President for Client Services. Brent has been serving as Vice President for Information Technology at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor for seven years.

Libraries News

Jun
5
2018
Two Library Faculty Members Join Texas Hunger Initiative's Research Fellows Program
Joshua Been (Assistant Librarian and Digital Scholarship Librarian) and Sinai Wood (Associate Professor and Documents Librarian) have been invited to join the Research Fellows Program with the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a project headed by Baylor University aimed at alleviating hunger through community outreach, education, policy and research.
May
25
2018
Social Welfare History Image Portal Wins CRL Access Award
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) announced the winners of its annual Primary Source Awards in the Spring 2018 issue of its journal, Focus on Global Resources. The Social Welfare History Image Portal, which contains digital resources from nine partner institutions including the Baylor University Libraries, was recognized with the 2018 CRL Award for Access. According to the CRL website, the Primary Source Awards "recognize innovative uses of primary source materials by faculty, librarians and library staff, students, and other researchers in the CRL community."
May
21
2018
A project to re-carpet both floors of the Jesse H. Jones Library is underway. Construction may impede access during the project.
Apr
25
2018
Baylor University Libraries and the Baylor Art Department announce "Visions of Rapture," a new exhibit now on display in Moody Memorial Library.