Jessica Selma Mentesoglu

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Head, Digital Initiatives & Information Technology Operations and Services
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As Head of IT Operations and Services (Digital Initiatives and Information Technology) for the UCLA Library, Jessica Mentesoglu leads teams of technology support and services experts and designs and implements systems and services tailored to the needs of UCLA Library staff, and UCLA faculty, staff and students through Library and CLICC services. These teams include service desk, learning and research technology, project management, workflow design, reporting and logistics. Her professional experience has been in the field of instructional technology, specifically web development, content and project management. She has developed web sites and assisted in computer-aided instruction for countless courses and organizations in all fields, especially foreign languages. She studied international relations at Georgetown University received a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies with a concentration in the areas of Turkish and Late-Ottoman studies from Princeton University and taught Turkish at Santa Monica College. She is proud to be an EDUCAUSE Leading Change Institute (formerly the Frye Institute) Fellow class of 2017.

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