Libraries Welcomes New Dean

Marketing and Communications | June 29, 2012

David CarlsonThe Texas A&M University Libraries will be welcoming a new dean, David H. Carlson, effective July 1, 2012.

Carlson previously served as professor and dean of library affairs for the Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) in Carbondale, Illinois.

Carlson has published extensively in library management, information network security, library automation and library and vendor relations. He is also a national leader in the promotion of open access policies in libraries and scholarly communication.
 
For the past 32 years, Carlson has served in leadership positions with academic libraries at Bridgewater State, University of North Carolina, University of Louisville, and University of Evansville.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Library Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Computer Science Education from The University of Evansville.
 
In his new position as dean, Carlson will also hold the Sterling C. Evans Endowed Chair in Library Administration.
 
The Texas A&M University Libraries encompasses multiple facilities plus online services in support of the research and study needs of both students and faculty across campus. Texas A&M University Libraries ranks 8th among academic libraries in US public institutions and has 4.6 million volumes, including more than 400,000 electronic books and serials, according to statistics from the Association of Research Libraries.