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Future of the Research Library Speaker Series

Presented by the University of Maryland Libraries, the lecture series explores the role of a modern research library in a rapidly changing environment.  Invited speakers will inform, provoke, and otherwise engage our thinking in different and innovative ways. These free events are open to all members of the campus community and the general public.

Upcoming Event:

Diversity and the Library: Ensuring the Success of Our Community

Presenter: Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware

Date: November 30, 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 10:00 am –11:30 am

Location: McKeldin Library 6137 (Special Events Room)


In this talk Dawes will discuss ways in which libraries contribute to overall diversity and inclusion initiatives, and also examines some issues that have led to heightened sensitivities, requiring a different level of discourse. 

About Trevor A. Dawes​

Trevor A. Dawes was named the vice provost for libraries and museums and May Morris Librarian at the University of Delaware, effective July 1, 2016.  In this role, Dawes has overall responsibility for the operations of the university Libraries, Museums, and University Press. He was previously an associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, responsible for many of the public services operations at the library there.  He has been active in staff development and training for public services; has written on various library services topics, and has either planned or presented at various local, national and international conferences on a variety of topics. Dawes earned his Master of Library Science from Rutgers University, and has two additional Master's Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.  He is an active member of the American Library Association and is a past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries.