As the person who supports use of the Library catalog and other software outside the Library domain, I have seen the IS Lab in the past, and felt it was somewhat underutilized.  As soon as Dr. Ascher started, she made a concerted effort to find out what Library resources were available to her, the IS Lab, and GSEIS students.  She is showing considerable tenacity in her quest to learn and make full use of all the resources available, working with both Library IT and GSEIS IT and adapting to virtualization software when needed (virtual desktops to run Windows software such as the Library catalog clients).  We have discussed other possible future technology ideas for the IS lab, which I consider to be much more accessible and inviting now, due to her efforts on many levels. I fully support her promotion, and look forward to seeing how the IS Lab continues to evolve under Dr. Ascher’s leadership.