Dr. Trevor Owens is a librarian, researcher, policy maker, and educator advancing digital infrastructure and programs for libraries, archives, museums, and related cultural institutions. Owens serves as the first Head of Digital Content Management  at the Library of Congress. He is also a Public Historian in Residence at American University, and a lecturer for the University of Maryland’s College of Information, where he is also a Research Affiliate with the Center for Archival Futures. He previously worked as a Senior Program Officer and Associate Deputy Director for Libraries at the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and on a range of digital history and digital humanities initiatives at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. 


Owens is the author of three books, the most recent of which, The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2018 and has won outstanding publication awards from both the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists. He is working on completing his fourth book, After Disruption: A Future for Cultural Memory, which is under contract with University of Michigan Press. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology from the American Library Association and the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists.

Courses Taught: Born Digital/Digital Collections, 2022

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