Eric Lease Morgan is the Head of the Digital Access and Information Architecture Department at the University Libraries of Notre Dame. He considers himself a librarian first and a computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to improve library and knowledge services. To these ends, he has created many information services using the popular (and even less popular) Internet and computing protocols. Applied research and development has included investigations in traditional library science, digital libraries, information retrieval, and human-computer interaction. Some of his more successful implementations have been the Mr. Serials Process, Index Morganagus, the Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts, email.cgi, and MyLibrary@NCState.
Eric was also a librarian at the NCSU Libraries from 1991 to 2001. Prior to that he was a medical librarian at the Catawba-Wateree AHEC Library in Lancaster, SC for 3 years. He has a BA in Philosophy from Bethany College, Bethany, WV (1982), and an MIS from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1987). In his spare time, he has been seen folding defective floppy disks into intricate origami flora and fauna.