Trevor Owens Selected as IMLS Senior Program Officer, National Digital Platform

January 7th, 2015

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Director Susan H. Hildreth announced 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 Director for Library Services, Maura Marx, said, "(Trevor's) 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. Mr. Owens said, "I am honored to be joining the IMLS team. I have eagerly followed developments around the IMLS emerging vision for strategically investing in a national digital platform for libraries. A cast of incredibly smart and talented leaders in this field has laid the foundation for the national digital platform portfolio and I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and work closely with new colleagues and innovators from across the country to make progress on shared goals and community priorities."