Friday, March 31, 2017

Dr. Martin Halbert Appointed Dean of UNCG University Libraries

Dr. Martin Halbert has been appointed as Dean of UNCG University Libraries by Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn. He currently serves as Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor at the University of North Texas, located in Denton, Texas. In this role, he provides strategic, organizational and visionary leadership to the libraries and serves as chief executive officer. 

Prior to his appointment at the University of North Texas, Dr. Halbert served as the Director of Digital Innovations and the Director for Digital Programs and Systems at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Halbert also held positions at Rice University, Rolm Corporation, IBM Corporation and the University of Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Liberal Arts from Emory University, a M.L.I.S. from the University of Texas and a B.A. in Philosophy from Rice University. Dr. Halbert will begin his role at UNCG on July 17, 2017.

“Martin Halbert impressed all of us with his preparedness and enthusiasm for the UNCG University Libraries’ deanship,” said Provost Dunn. “He has integrated his rich background into an approach to libraries and leadership that meshes seamlessly with UNCG’s needs at this time. He will enrich our campus community for years to come.” 

Dr. Halbert succeeds Kathryn Crowe who has served as Interim Dean since April 2016 when Dean Rosann Bazirjian retired. She will return to her role as Associate Dean for Public Services, a position she has held since 2006.