Syracuse Alumnus Tito Sierra ('03) Named One of Top "Movers & Shakers"
Tito Sierra, the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries' Digital Technologies Development Librarian, has been named one of the 2006 "Movers & Shakers who are transforming libraries for the future" by the national trade publication Library Journal. Sierra is profiled in the current issue of the Library Journal, which is read by over 100,000 librarians nationwide.
Described as a "dot-com guru" by the magazine, Sierra joined the Libraries in January 2004, after capping off several years of experience at Amazon.com with a Master of Science in Information Management from Syracuse University. He has applied his skills toward numerous digital initiatives at the NCSU Libraries, including Quick Search, the Libraries' customized website search engine, and its revolutionary new online catalog.
Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Susan K. Nutter says, "Tito's creativity and focus on the user experience are proving to be an asset to the NC State community and the profession. He certainly deserves this national recognition."
Recently, Sierra was selected to participate in the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups, which will be held in July 2006. The week-long institute combines training in leadership and organizational behavior while developing practical skills in key areas for academic librarians. In 2005 he was awarded a Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum Fellowship for Librarians New to the Profession to defray the costs of attending the DLF's Spring Forum. Only five information professionals are selected each year for the prestigious fellowship. At the 2005 Spring Forum, Sierra co-presented In Search of the Single Search Box: Building a 'First-step' Library Search Tool."
Sierra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University. At Syracuse, he received the Master's Prize in Information Management. He completed his Master of Science in Information Management in December 2003.