April 13, 2020
Robert J. Sandusky, associate professor and the University of Illinois at Chicago University Library’s associate university librarian and associate dean for information technology, passed away from a long illness on April 10.
During his tenure at UIC, Sandusky led major technology efforts for the University Library and the Explore Chicago Collections portal of the regional consortium Chicago Collections. He served on UIC’s Faculty Senate and chaired the Senate Support Services Committee. He was also appointed to the Research Committee of the IT Governance Council and served as chair of the Institutional Stewardship of Research Data Subcommittee.
Sandusky was engaged nationally in the National Science Foundation-funded DataONE: Observation Network for Earth project. He was a co-investigator and member of the Core Cyberinfrastructure Team (2007-2014), a member of the Usability and Assessment Working Group and co-chair of the DataONE Users Group.