Appointment: Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Systems

The University Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Will Owen as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Technical Services and Systems, effective March 1, 2011.

Reporting to Owen will be the Library’s E-Resources & Serials Management, Monographic Services, Library Systems, Preservation, and Resource Description & Management departments.

As a member of the Library’s senior management team, Owen will help define overall priorities, participate in determining the long-range needs of the University Library, seek partnerships and collaborative relationships, and represent the Library locally, regionally, and nationally. Additionally, as the Library’s primary spokesperson regarding technical services and systems to faculty, students, alumni, and administrators, he will work to develop technology strategies and will encourage attention to technical services and systems-related issues within the Library and on campus.

Owen has served as Interim AUL for Technical Services and Systems since February 1, 2010, prior to which he spent 14 years as Head of Library Systems. He has also held the position of Systems Librarian at UNC.

He holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature/English and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Albany (now the University at Albany). He holds an M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University and has additionally undertaken coursework for a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UNC.

Contact Owen at (919) 962-1301 or


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