BiographyPaul Kobulnicky currently holds the position of Vice Chancellor for Information Services and University Librarian at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. From 1994 through 1998 Paul was the Director of Libraries at the University of Connecticut and from 1990 to 1994 was the Interim Director of Libraries at the University of Pittsburgh.
The majority of Paul's early career was spent in libraries providing service to academic science programs.
Paul holds a BS degree in Physics and Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University and the MLS from the University of Pittsburgh. Paul is a member of the UCLA Senior Fellows class of 1993. He is currently active in the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information and EDUCAUSE. He has done post-baccalaureate work in computer science, has taught undergraduate computer science at the University of Pittsburgh and taught graduate level Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
In the early 1970's Paul was involved in one of the very first efforts to provide computerized current awareness services. Through one of the original NASA information dissemination centers, Paul was the Director of the Pittsburgh Chemical Information Center, a batch processor of keyword research profiles that were run against weekly tapes of the original Chemical Titles database. His interest and involvement in digital information has continued. Paul's other professional interests are in library management, digital libraries, scholarly communication and the future of higher education.
Paul has deep roots in Western Pennsylvania and currently lives in Storrs CT with his wife Marilyn and their two sons.
Campus IT staffing challenges have eased, while security management has emerged as an issue of strategic importance.