Brief Resume of Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Work Experience Publications
Awards, Honors, and Profiles ALA Service
Education Information School Service
Editorial Boards and Publication Teams Advisory Groups
Invited Referee For Further Information

Work Experience

Publisher, Digital Scholarship, 4/05-present.

Assistant Dean for Digital Library Planning and Development, University Libraries, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 11/87-1/07.

Prior titles: Assistant Dean for Systems, 11/87-7/03, and Assistant Director for Systems, 1/97-6/03. Promoted to the rank of Librarian (equivalent to Professor) effective 9/05.

  • Spearheaded a wide variety of new technology projects, including pioneering Internet digital publishing projects such as The Public-Access Computer Systems Review (the first open access journal in the field of library and information science, which was established in 1989).
  • Led the digital library program, including digitization efforts, digital exhibit development, and copyright, institutional repository, and scholarly communication task forces.
  • Wrote or coauthored technology grant applications that raised over $2.1 million, including two federal grants.
  • Established and supervised the Systems Division, which had a dozen exempt technical support staff and librarians.
  • Expanded the Libraries' computing infrastructure from a small number of workstations in 1987 to about 500 Windows workstations, over 25 Linux/Windows/Unix servers, and a Gigabit Ethernet/100BaseTX network in the main library.
  • Planned and implemented a public access facility in conjunction with Public Services Division staff, which grew from seven stand-alone workstations with nine CD-ROM products in 1988 to over 140 networked workstations with over 90 electronic resources in 2003.
  • Managed the procurement, implementation, and support of a multi-institutional Innovative INNOPAC integrated library system and its migration to an Innovative Interfaces' Millennium system.
  • Planned and managed significant computing facility and infrastructure improvements during a major renovation of the main library.
  • Oversaw the design and development of the website for over 8 1/2 years and its migration from using static HTML pages to dynamic database-driven pages.
  • Coauthored with the Director two proposals (1988 and 1989) for a statewide resource sharing system, which were submitted to the Texas Council of State University Librarians. These proposals initiated a lengthy chain of events that ultimately resulted in TCSUL submitting a new proposal to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to create a statewide system called TexShare, which the Texas legislature funded in 1994.
  • Served as acting Webmaster three times (3 years total) and the Libraries' primary Linux/Unix administrator for eight years.
  • Served in various acting capacities, such as Assistant Director for Public Services (15 months; supervised over 30 staff members, including 13 librarians) and Assistant Dean in charge of Branch Services (seven months).

Prior Work Experience

Served as Head, Systems and Research Services at the Health Sciences Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Systems Librarian at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University; User Documentation Specialist at the OCLC Online Computer Library Center; and Media Library Manager at the Learning Resources Center, SUNY College at Oswego.

Awards, Honors, and Profiles

Best Content by an Individual Award by The Charleston Advisor.

Outstanding Issue Award, Dr. Ilene F. Rockman Award, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2006 (Given for my work on a special issue of Reference Services Review on reference librarians and institutional repositories.)

Movers & Shakers 2003: The People Who Are Shaping the Future of Libraries.

Library Journal Staff. "The Imagineer—Charles W. Bailey." Library Journal, 15 March 2003.

Special Achievement Award, University of Houston Libraries, 1998.

Moothart, Tom. "Charles W. Bailey, Jr.: Editor, Publisher, Innovator." Serials Review 23, no. 1 (1997): 59-62.

LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communicating to Educate Practitioners Within the Library Field in Library and Information Technology, Library and Information Technology Association, 1993.

Network Citizen Award, Apple Library of Apple Computer, Inc., 1992.

"Brought to You by . . ." Interview by Carol Ebbinghouse. Research & Education Networking 2 (March 1991): 12-15.

Second Place, Wallace Stevens Poetry Award, 1973.


MLS, Information and Library Science.
Honors: Beta Phi Mu International Library Honor Society.

M.A., Education (Instructional Media and Technology).
Honors: Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

B.A., Speech (Communication).

Continuing education: 35 credits in computer science and programming.

Editorial Boards and Publication Teams

Current Cites, team member, 2001-present.

Information Technology and Libraries, Editorial Board member, 2006-2010.

Library Software Review, Editorial Board member, 1991-1999.

Open Access Directory, Editorial Board member, 2008-present.

Reference Services Review, Editorial Board member, 1989-2008.

Invited Referee

PLoS ONE, 2011 and 2013.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2007.

Journal of Electronic Publishing, 2005.

Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2002.

The Library Quarterly, 2002.


See: Selected Publications of Charles W. Bailey, Jr..

American Library Association Service

Association of College and Research Libraries

Electronic Library Development in Academic Libraries Discussion Group 1989-1991 (Vice Chairperson, 1989-1990; Chairperson, 1990-91).

Library and Information Technology Association

Library and Information Technology Editorial Board, 2006-2010.

Frederick G. Kilgour Award Committee, 2003.

Publications Committee, 1992-94 (Chairperson, 1993-94).

Nominating Committee, 1992.

Technical Standards for Library Automation Committee, 1988-1992.

Imagineering Interest Group, 1988-1991 (Cofounder and Vice Chairperson, 1988-1990; Chairperson, 1990-91).

Information School Service

Digital Information Management Certificate Program Advisory Group, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona, 2006-2011.

Mentor, Mentor Program for Master's Students in Houston, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas, 2001-2007.

Advisory Groups

Gensler, The Future of Academic Libraries Round Table Discussion, 2012.

National Information Standards Organization, Institutional Repository Thought Leader, 2008.

Microsoft Corporation, Live Search Academic, 2006.

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