Jeff Huestis has been with Washington University Libraries for over 30 years, since 2007 as an Associate University Librarian. He was hired to lead implementation of the libraries’ first generation integrated library system (ILS), NOTIS, which included retrospective conversion of the card catalog, as well as incorporating legacy circulation and acquisitions applications into the NOTIS environment. After migrating our processes and data from the mainframe-based NOTIS system to the Unix-based Innovative Interfaces system, Huestis helped the library find its bearings in the emerging field of digitization for cultural heritage preservation. During that period we also developed the university’s first industrial-strength streaming video service for biology and chemistry lectures. Since the libraries’ recent reorganization of technology (in the context of changes at the university level), Huestis remains in charge of Access Services as well as the ILS and related information discovery services. Huestis earned an MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, after obtaining a BA degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California. He served in the Peace Corps in Nepal in the early 70’s, and went back in 2004 on a Fulbright grant. He continues to be involved in encouraging the development of libraries and networked information services in places where they have never existed before.
Associate University Librarian