Helen Chu


A Fellow of the EDUCAUSE/CLIR Leading Change Leadership Institute, Helen is the associate dean of libraries and chief academic technology officer at the University of Oregon Libraries. In her role, she participates in all aspects of academic administration and managerial leadership in the Libraries, providing leadership, support, supervision, and expertise in the planning, programming, budgeting, human resource development, goal implementation, and assessment for the Libraries’ academic technology and digital scholarship programs and services. Helen plays a critical campus leadership role in academic technology strategy, setting direction, advocating for, and supporting pedagogically-sound, effective, and sustainable academic technologies, and explore new applications of technology to support teaching, learning, and research. Helen provides direct administrative responsibility and oversight of academic and digital scholarship functions (working in collaboration with other librarians, library staff, and technologists), through managerial leadership of the Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) and the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC). Prior to joining the University of Oregon Libraries, Helen worked at UO Information Services, Columbia University in the City of New York, UCLA, and California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo. She has experience in managing educational technology services, broadcast and media services, classroom technologies design and engineering, help desk, hardware repair shop, campus software site licensing, instructional and open access computer labs, web development, digital scholarship, and institutional repositories. Helen is currently a Council Member of the Senior Directors Seminar and has served as a faculty member on the EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program and various conference program committees. Helen has a background in 19th and 20th Century French Literature and earned a bachelors and masters from UCLA in French. During her graduate years, she integrated technology in French language teaching and served as an instructional technologist during the first deployment of the learning management system at a U.S. university.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Senior Directors Seminar 2016
    • Member: 2016 - Present
  • Senior Directors Seminar 2015
    • Member: 2015
  • Institute Management Program Faculty
    • Member: 2012 - 2015
  • West/Southwest Regional Conference 2012 Program Committee
    • Member: 2011 - 2013
  • EDUCAUSE 2008 Program Committee
    • Member: 2007 - 2009