By The Author of this article Michael Bowers, a professor of English at Csu’s School of Journalism, has been hired by the university as a database developer.
The Csu Libraries website says Bowers will work on database development and database management.
Bowers has been working at CSU Libraries since March 2018, according to the university’s news release.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Bowers said he’s happy to be working with Csu.
He says the job was a “great fit” for him because it involves “creating and maintaining data that is readily accessible.”
In the interview, Bower says he’s “not exactly the brightest of bright kids” but his work with CSU libraries has been “very rewarding.”
He says he will be responsible for “analyzing, editing, organizing, and maintaining” the library database.
He says his primary goal is to improve the library’s digital literacy.
“The library is the place where we are all learning and where we’re all learning,” he said.
The hiring comes less than a month after Csu President Tom McGovern announced the library is opening up its database to public.
Csu Libraries Director of Information Technology Steve DeStefano told the Csu News Service the job posting comes after Bowers’ “very successful” work on the database.
The job posting describes him as “an experienced developer” and indicates he has “a background in data management and web development.”
Csu has had a digital literacy program for more than 30 years, and Bowers is one of the few in the country to be able to take advantage of it.
He also has worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other colleges.