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Rob Zschernitz

Chief Technology Officer

Information Technology

Rob is currently the CTO at the Field Museum.  He provides technology vision and leadership for the development, management and implementation of technologies across the Field. Working with teams across the nuseum, he leads planning and implementation of systems, technical operations and technology innovation. During his career at the museum he has overseen many projects including: Re-engineering and integrating the Museum's networks, upgrading network egress from 30 Mbps to 1.03 Gbps, engineering and deployment of Wi-Fi to all public areas of the Museum, merging traditional IT and Web into a single department and transferring website operations to the Marketing Department.

Prior to joining the Field, Rob was the lead systems engineer for a library consortium that provided services and support for over 600 libraries in northeastern Illinois. Additionally, he's spent several years as an independent technology consultant.

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William Rainey Harper College

Roosevelt University


Ian Baaske & Rob Zschernitz : Going on ten: Community information grows up :: Library Hi Tech, Vol. 24 No. 2, 2006 :: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Rob Zschernitz Is E-Commerce Right for Libraries? :: North Suburban Library System Website

Kay Schlumpf & Rob Zschernitz : Weaving the past into the present by Digitizing Local History :: Computers in Libraries :: March 2007

Kay Schlumpf, Mary Witt & Rob Zschernitz : Digitizing Local History Collections and Promoting Their Usage :: Marketing Library Services :: May/June 2007

Rob Zschernitz : Centralized Power Management Cuts Costs for Illinois Non-Profit :: APC Currents :: October 2004

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