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Curriculum Vitae


JESUS LAU 

Strengths 

Expertise in library and information management, strategic planning and teamwork in academic libraries. Extensive experience in library and information learning facilitation, including content creation of web-based courses. Doctoral and Master’s Degree thesis and a portion of my publications focus on the role of information in socio-economic development, information literacy and management. Excellent organizational, and written and oral communication skills.  Exposure to hundreds of library venues in nearly than 60 countries as part of professional travel.

 

Education

Ÿ1988              University of Sheffield, England – PhD in Information Studies

1977              University of Denver, CO, USA – MA in Library Science

Ÿ1974              Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico – Law Degree

 

Administrative and Leadership Experience

 

Universidad Veracruzana (UV), 65,000 students

 Director Research Center on University Documentation (2012--)

 ŸDirect research activities at the University level

 ŸResearch focused on academic and institutional management performance

 

Director of Regional University Library, USBI VER (2002-2011)

 ŸVeracruz-Boca del Rio campus library with modern state-of-the-art facilities 

ŸCoordinate the statewide UV Virtual Library.  Selected, acquired and implemented the largest library software infrastructure for virtual information services in Mexico,  offering the first virtual reference service and federated search in Mexico and Latin America 

 

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), 12,000 students

 Dean of Information Services and Accreditation (2000-2002) 

ŸDirected work of the library system to create the best facilities, user education and electronic services in Northwestern Mexico, 1995-2002 

ŸFacilitated the accreditation process of national and international accreditation organizations for academic programs and the University in general 

ŸCompiled university performance indicators

 

Dean of Academic Affairs (1997-2000) 

Coordinated the following programs and departments: 

ŸLibrary services 

ŸFaculty assessment – Student evaluation of professors’ performance

ŸFaculty development – Training and continuing education

ŸAcademic exchange – Including international relations of the University, support services for foreign students studying at the University, and ombudsman for foreign students

ŸFacilitated major planning process of identifying the University’s educational model for its 2020 vision, including consulting more than 10,000 people

 

University Librarian (1995-1997) 

ŸDirected and built new facilities for the three university libraries

ŸWrote the building proposal, building functions, space needs, recommendation for furniture, equipment, telecommunications, etc.

ŸAcquired a leading library system and created a new management scheme of teamwork and strategic management

ŸTaught a research methods course every semester

  

Tecnológico de Monterrey – Toluca Campus, Center for Strategic Studies

 Senior Researcher (1993-1994) 

ŸConducted business information research and wrote strategic planning documents 

ŸTaught information science courses to graduate and undergraduate students

  

Instituto Tecnológico de Durango Library

 Library Director (1977-1984, 1988-1992)

ŸCreated library services from the ground up and offered a regional library training program for academic library staff and public library personnel from Northern Mexico