129: Trevor Dawes

Guest host Charlie Bennett chats with Trevor Dawes, vice provost for libraries and museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware, about making professional goals, being ACRL president, mentoring and leadership, and increasing diversity and inclusion in libraries.

Trevor A Dawes

Trevor A. Dawes is the vice provost for libraries and museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware. In this role, he oversees the staff and operations of the UD Library, Museums and Press, which consists of Morris Library, three branch libraries, three museum galleries and the University of Delaware Press.

Prior to arriving at the University of Delaware in July 2016, Dawes was an associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was responsible for many of the libraries’ public services operations. Dawes earned his master of library science from Rutgers University and has two additional master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an active member of several professional associations, including being past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and a current member of the Executive Board of the American Library Association.


Charlie Bennett was born in New York, raised in Virginia, and moved to Atlanta to study at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After earning degrees in Economics and Science, Technology, and Culture (STAC), he stayed with the school and became an academic librarian at the Georgia Tech Library. He co-hosts the “original research-library rock’n’roll radio show” called Lost in the Stacks on WREK Atlanta, and produces the media critique podcast Supercontext with Christian Sager.

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