DON SPIDELL, Director of Technology Architecture and Operations
Don joined Library and Information Technology in November 2016 as
the Director of Technology Architecture and Operations. He is the lead
technologist and strategist responsible for assuring Library and IT provides a
current, highly-responsive technology infrastructure. Before joining Bucknell,
Don worked as the Uptime Preservationist for Nxtbook Media in Lancaster.
He grew up in Chatham, New Jersey and came to Pennsylvania to earn his
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Messiah College. He currently
lives in Hummelstown with his wife and two kids. Don is an avid runner and
enjoys competing in 5k and 10k races and half marathons.
New Library and Information Technology Staff
TONI BAYLETS-HOLSINGER, IT Procurement and Asset Analyst
Toni joined Library and Information Technology in January as the IT Procurement
and Asset Analyst. In her role, she will focus on supporting the transformational
growth of IT at Bucknell by applying best practices in IT procurement, licensing
compliance, and asset management. She comes to Bucknell with over 26 years
of IT experience at Penn State University, where she was a Senior Software
License Administrator and Contract Coordinator. Toni is ITIL certified and has
earned Advanced Software Manager, Expert Software Manager, and Software
Asset Manager Practitioner. She is a native of the State College area, residing
there with her husband, son, daughter, and Yorkshire terriers.
JEFF TOLBERT, Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship
Jeff started as Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship in November 2016.
He is studying digital scholarship and pedagogy practices at Bucknell,
interviewing faculty to determine what strategies and tools have been
useful and what areas can be improved. He comes to Bucknell from Japan,
where he briefly taught English while finishing his dissertation. Jeff’s Ph.D.
is in Folklore from Indiana University. His areas of interest are supernatural
belief, place studies, popular culture, and the interplay of folklore and new/