Mark Dehmlow has spent more than 25 years working in higher education technology across several functions; he became the associate university librarian for the Digital Strategies and Technology division at the Hesburgh Libraries in August 2023.
As chief of the Digital Strategies and Technology division, Dehmlow serves as the Hesburgh Libraries' chief technology officer, managing a division that specializes in library applications, web and software engineering, support and solutions analysis, enterprise systems, and digital scholarship. He leads diverse and talented teams to develop and sustain effective technological and pedagogical solutions that advance teaching, learning, and research.
In his role, Dehmlow partners with both library and campus stakeholders to make key service and resource decisions and solve multi-faceted, enterprise-wide problems. Strategic threads throughout Dehmlow’s experience have been his commitment to a cohesive, intuitive user experience, robust cross-organizational collaboration, and technology advancement in alignment with library and institutional goals.
Since joining Notre Dame and the Hesburgh Libraries in 2001, Dehmlow has held several management and leadership roles in the web, software, information technology, and digital services arenas of the research library.
Prior to joining the Hesburgh Libraries, Dehmlow worked at the University of Maine in the University IT services and in the Fogler Library.
Dehmlow’s 25 years of publishing and professional service have earned him a national and international network of research library and technology colleagues. He formerly sat on the International Group of Ex Libris Users steering committee, is a member of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Information Discovery and Interchange Leadership Committee, and serves as the president of the Academic Libraries of Indiana.
His University service work includes University Council for Academic Technologies Subcommittee on Academic Software, Smart Storage Program, Campus Wireless Planning Committee, Campus IT Governance, and Academic IT Directors. Most recently, Dehmlow was a member of the Hesburgh Libraries Strategic Planning Liaison Team which developed the libraries’ new strategic framework.
Dehmlow earned bachelor of the arts degrees in mathematics and English with concentrations in comparative literature and creative writing from the University of Maine, as well as a master of science degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois. His current research interests are trends in information technology, technology standards, technology management, mentorship, and digital scholarship.