KIPJ Theatre

Session Type

Keynote Address

Start Date

2-5-2017 4:15 PM

End Date

2-5-2017 5:00 PM


Trevor Owens directs the Institute of Museum and Library Services national digital platform initiative and leads a team of program staff in support of that work in the IMLS Office of Library Services. In this role, he steers an overall strategy encompassing research, grant making, and policy agendas, as well as communications initiatives, in support of the development of national digital services and resources in libraries. From 2010-2015, Trevor served as a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. Before that, he worked as the community manager for the Zotero project at the Center for History and New Media. Trevor has a doctorate in social science research methods and educational technology from the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University, a master’s degree in American history with an emphasis on digital history from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin. He teaches graduate seminars on digital curation, digital preservation and digital history for the University of Maryland’s iSchool and American University’s public history program. In 2014 the Society for American Archivists gave him the Archival Innovator Award, an award granted annually to recognize the archivist, repository, or organization that best exemplifies the “ability to think outside the professional norm.”


May 2nd, 4:15 PM May 2nd, 5:00 PM

Closing Keynote: Digital Infrastructures that Embody Library Principles

KIPJ Theatre