New Roles for Engagement – Keynote by Trevor A. Dawes

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Librarians have long sought to be agents of change in our communities. This vision has been realized more readily in the public library setting, but more academic libraries are extending their reach beyond the campus confines. This presentation explores some of the ways in which this shift is happening in academic libraries and the new roles that librarians are playing in these settings to engage the broader community.


Trevor Dawes

  • Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris Librarian at the University of DelawareTrevor A. Dawes is the vice provost for libraries and museums and May Morris Librarian at the University of Delaware. In this role, he has overall responsibility for the operations of the university Libraries, Museums, and University Press. Dawes recently co-chaired the ALA Task Force for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and served as ACRL president in 2013/2014. He is an advocate for change, engaged actively in staff development and training for public services, has written on many library services topics, and presents frequently at various local, national and international conferences.
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