Business and Administration

Leadership: Joanna Green, Chief Business Officer
Contact: Email us or call 404-727-7777

What We Do:

The LITS Business and Administration division provides financial management, human resources support, contract management, and administrative services for all divisions of the Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) such as Enterprise Applications, Services, & Infrastructure, University IT Services and Research Solutions, the Chief Information Security Officer, the Chief Information Architect, and the Office of the Vice President and CIO. The division encompasses the areas of financial planning and budgeting, human resources, new-employee onboarding, benefits help, facilities management, facility-related security and other operational duties.

Provide direct administrative support to LITS management staff. Coordinating and executing the multitude of administrative activities that occur to keep LITS technical units running smoothly. Duties include activities such as coordinating purchasing activities, scheduling meetings, interviews and other gatherings, arranging travel and reimbursements and other general office management activities.

Provides overall support to LITS Divisions in such areas as purchasing/procurement, accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel reimbursements and other non-travel reimbursements. Acts as primary interface between University Departments (Purchasing, Accounting, Travel, etc.) and LITS Divisions.

Library & Information Technology Services HR is committed to partnering with LITS's senior management in identifying and responding to LITS's changing needs and supporting our mission and strategic goals. We will provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation and equitable administration of policies, programs and procedures, thus fostering a positive work environment. We strive to achieve excellence in human resource leadership in support of LITS's mission. We support the goals and challenges of LITS by providing services which promote a work environment that is characterized by respect, community, integrity, results, innovation and trust. WE ensure all of this while upholding the confidentiality and privacy of our employees.

Our Units:

Administrative Support
Kim Comstock, Business Manager
404-727-7670 or
Administrative Support is a service-oriented team, providing centralized administrative support, facilities management and payroll. LITS staff assistants facilitate employee travel arrangements and reimbursements, space allocation, catered events and meetings, Notary services, office supply orders, A/V support for conference rooms and much more. If you are uncertain of what they can do to help you, please feel free to ask any member of the Administrative Support team:

Sebreana Echols: DCIO, Enterprise Services, Infrastructure
Michelle Glass: University IT Services and Research Solutions, Project Management, Student Hires
Tanya McKibben: Enterprise Applications, Services, & Infrastructure
Linda Richardson: Infrastructure, Integration, Architecture, Health Care Liaison

LITS Human Resources
Rob Renner, Divisional Director, Human Resources
404-727-0258 or
The Human Resources Office within the Library & Information Technology Services supports LITS by providing expert consultation and support to foster a respectful work environment that inspires excellence. Support areas include:

  • Staffing
  • Training and development
  • Employee relations
  • Performance management
  • Compensation

The HR Office supports LITS's staff development and works to continually enhance its work culture, founded on the belief that a diverse, respectful environment allows staff to exceed expectations. It is committed to advancing Emory's strategic mission of excellence in education, research and patient care through support of a creative and dynamic community.