Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Director Susan H. Hildreth announced today that Trevor Owens has been selected to be the Senior Program Officer with responsibility for the national digital platform in the Office of Library Services.
IMLS Deputy Direc
tor for Library Services, Maura Marx, said, “We are delighted that Trevor has accepted this position. His hands-on experience working with online platforms and delivery systems, his background in community building and engagement, and his strategic vision will be great assets to our Discretionary and Grants to States programs and to the Office of Library Services. Supporting a national digital platform is a priority for IMLS, and we’re looking forward to Trevor’s contributions toward developing this priority in all our programs.”
Mr. Owens is currently Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress, where he plays a key role in defining national strategy for collecting, preserving, and providing access to digital information. He served as co-chair for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance&r;s Infrastructure working group and managed the development of Viewshare, a free open-source platform for visualizing and sharing digital collections now used by thousands of librarians, archivists and curators. Before joining the Library of Congress, he worked as the community manager for the Zotero open-source research tool at the Center for History and New Media.
Mr. Owens has a Ph.D. in social science research methods and educational technology from George Mason University, a M.A. in American History from George Mason University, and a B.A. in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin.
See Also: IMLS National Digital Platform Event (NYC; April 14, 2014)
Focus: National Digital Platform
The event was webcast and you can view each panel discussion here.