Announcing our new SILS Service Manager Caitlin Nelson

Date: June 03, 2020
Title: Announcing our new SILS Service Manager Caitlin Nelson

Dear colleagues,

The California Digital Library’s Discovery & Delivery program is pleased to welcome Caitlin Nelson as its Systemwide ILS Service Manager, effective July 1, 2020. The role is critical to the implementation and operation of the UC systemwide ILS, and in it Caitlin will collaborate heavily with UC campus libraries. After an extensive recruitment and interview process, including a presentation to over 200 UC Libraries staff on March 30th, the hiring committee (including Chris Shafer [UCSF] and Robin Gustafson [UCD]) was thrilled to select Caitlin for this role.
As with many current HR processes, the hiring for this position was impacted by the constraints imposed by the pandemic. When the hiring committee learned that UCOP would implement a hiring freeze beginning April 1, we asked the UC library community to significantly accelerate the previously established candidate presentation feedback process. We regret the acceleration was necessary and are grateful to all those who not only attended the presentations, but also provided thoughtful feedback on an extremely tight turnaround. Beyond the hiring freeze, the completion of the mandatory UCOP background check also presented delays due to COVID-19 court closures across the nation. Again, the hiring committee thanks you for your patience as we navigated an unexpectedly complex and time consuming process.
Caitlin brings to her new role eleven years of experience with digital library product management for two statewide consortia. She has worked for the California Digital Library as a product manager since 2015. Before that, Caitlin worked as the Digital Library Services Coordinator for the Florida Virtual Campus and as the Digital Initiatives Librarian for the Florida Center for Library Automation. Caitlin earned an MLIS in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, an MA in Japanese from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, and a BA in Classics from Yale University.
When not working, you can find Caitlin caring for her two little ones (daughters 3.5 and 2 years old), or indulging in SF/Fantasy books or TV (recommendations welcome!).
Sarah Houghton
Director, Discovery & Delivery Program
California Digital Library

Sent by Ben Alkaly & Adrian Petrisor,
SILS Communication Operation Leads


Last updated: June 3, 2020