Gregory A. Smith

Director of Management Information Services at Liberty University

Location
Springfield, Missouri Area
Industry
Higher Education

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Gregory A. Smith's Overview

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  • Director of Management Information Services at Liberty University
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Gregory A. Smith's Summary

I’ve worked in Christian higher education for 15+ years, accumulating valuable experience in librarianship, academic administration, budget management, assessment, and institutional research. I’m enthusiastic about expanding my skill set and taking on progressively more challenging assignments. I envision continued leadership/service in organizations focused on the greater good.

Gregory A. Smith's Experience

Director of Management Information Services

Liberty University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2011Present (3 years 1 month)

As in my previous position, I'm directly responsible for managing the campus library's financial and data analysis activities. With the growth of the organization I now find it necessary to coordinate others' contributions in these two operational areas. In addition, for 8 months I oversaw a team of personnel responsible for the library's system administration, Web development, and data management functions.

Key Accomplishments:
• Analyzed library circulation data and identified 81,000 books to be stored off site in preparation for move to new building (2012-13).
• Coordinated administration of LibQUAL+® survey and analysis of resulting data (2012).
• Conducted analysis to help determine specifications for an automated storage/retrieval system costing $2M+.

Director of Finance & Assessment

Liberty University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

November 2009September 2011 (1 year 11 months)

I managed financial and business intelligence operations for the Integrated Learning Resource Center (a combined library and computer lab). My duties included compiling annual budget proposals; approving routine financial transactions; analyzing expenditures; collecting assessment data via surveys, transaction logs, industry data sets, etc.; and creating reports based on quantitative and qualitative data.

Key Accomplishments:
• Coordinated the design and administration of a survey of online students’ library research behaviors, perceptions, and preferences (2011).
• Conducted research and analysis to inform planning for a new library facility (2010-11).

Associate Dean for Library Services & Institutional Research

Baptist Bible College

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2008October 2009 (1 year 5 months)

I was responsible for two academic support roles: institutional research and the college library. My institutional research role entailed collecting, analyzing, and reporting institutional research data; coordinating collection of survey data from various constituencies; and preparing routine reports for accrediting bodies. My library role was primarily focused on managing the collection and personnel.

Key Accomplishments:
• Migrated survey research, outcomes assessment, and course evaluation processes to Web-based platforms
• Reduced annual library collection/access expenditures by $19K based on use statistics and other data

Administrative Services Librarian

Liberty University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2006May 2008 (1 year 11 months)

Formally, this position entailed 2 primary functions: managing 6 departmental budgets ($4.4M) and overseeing the accumulation and use of data to support planning and management.

Key Accomplishments:
• Developed data-based collection development strategies that led to reduced interlibrary loan borrowing
• Chaired an ad hoc collection management committee which grew into a small department under my supervision

Dean, Integrated Learning Resource Center

Liberty University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

April 2003June 2006 (3 years 3 months)

As the senior administrator of a combined library/computer lab, I was ultimately responsible for managing more than 40 full-time employees and overseeing a budget of $4M.

Key Accomplishments:
• Successfully lobbied the University administration for substantial funding and staff increases in a period of rapid institutional growth
• Led in the selection of 7 full-time librarians

Director, G. B. Vick Memorial Library

Baptist Bible College

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

September 1995March 2003 (7 years 7 months)

I was responsible for all aspects of library management. I was particularly engaged in collection management (70,000 volume-equivalents).

Key Accomplishments:
• Coordinated development of 2 successful library database search interfaces
• Expanded and enhanced the library's archival program
• Taught Methods of Research course for several years

Gregory A. Smith's Education

Liberty University

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

2012

Graduation anticipated in 2015

Liberty University

Graduate study (24 hours), Communication Studies; Education

20032008

University of Missouri-Columbia

M.A., Information Science and Learning Technologies (Library Science)

19961998

Baptist Bible College

B.A., Missions and Bible

19901994

Gregory A. Smith's Skills & Expertise

  1. Organizational Leadership
  2. Department Budgeting
  3. Assessment
  4. Information Literacy
  5. Data Analysis
  6. Writing
  7. Editing
  8. Higher Education
  9. Library Management
  10. Teaching
  11. Collection Development
  12. Administration
  13. Research

Gregory A. Smith's Courses

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

    Liberty University

    • Accounting for Decision Making
  • B.A., Missions and Bible

    Baptist Bible College

    • Cultural Anthropology
    • Cross-Cultural Communication
    • Beginning Greek I & II; Intermediate Greek I & II
  • M.A., Information Science and Learning Technologies (Library Science)

    University of Missouri-Columbia

    • Information Organization and Access
    • Information in the Disciplines
    • Management of Information Agencies
    • History of Higher Education in the U.S.
  • Graduate study (24 hours), Communication Studies; Education

    Liberty University

    • Audience Analysis and Measurement
    • Web-Based Communication
    • Theories of Educational Leadership

Gregory A. Smith's Publications

Gregory A. Smith's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Professional working proficiency)

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