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Terry Metz

University Librarian/Sr Lecturer
Work space: St. Paul Main Campus > Bush Memorial Library > Bush Memorial Library BML 103

Terry Metz serves in the dual roles of University Librarian and Chief Information Officer, providing leadership and direction for the university’s library and information technology services. He assumed his University Librarian position in July 2014. He began additional technology duties in July 2020. Terry had also served as Interim CIO during most of 2018.

He previously served as University Librarian at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He also held prior appointments as Library Director at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and as Vice President for Library and Information Services at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

Prior to being employed at Wheaton, Terry served various roles in the library and computing units at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, including interim appointments as both College Librarian and Director of Administrative Computing.

Terry received B.A. degrees in business administration and geography from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1980, and an M.A. in library science from the University of Minnesota in 1985. From 1986-1992 he served as Consortium Manager for Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC), a nonprofit consortium of private liberal arts college and university libraries in the Twin Cities. Prior to working for CLIC, he was employed as a librarian at Hamline University.

Terry is an EDUCAUSE Frye Fellow from the class of 2000. He is particularly interested in issues related to the integration of campus information services (e.g., libraries, information technology units, media services, etc.), especially at liberal arts institutions. His interests also include collaborative initiatives among liberal arts colleges, as well as library and information technology support of learning and teaching.

He consults for academic library and information technology organizations at colleges and small universities, focusing on organizational development, organizational effectiveness, process improvement, strategic alignment, and staff development.