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Trevor A. Dawes
ACRL President
2013-2014

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Trevor A. Dawes is an Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, where he’s responsible for research services (librarians with subject liaison responsibilities, the departmental libraries/librarians, and library outreach), as well as scholarly communications, collections and acquisitions, and preservation.  He was previously the Circulation Services Director at the Princeton University Library, and prior to that held several positions at the Columbia University Libraries in NYC. 

His activities in ACRL include serving as co-chair of the ACRL 2013 Conference Invited Papers Component Committee (2011-2013) and co-chair of the ACRL 2011 Conference Poster Sessions Component Committee (2009-2011). Trevor was a member of the ACRL Scholarships Committee (2010-2011) and a member of the ACRL Appointments Committee (2007-2008). He also served as chair of the ACRL Professional Development Coordinating Committee (2006-2009) and as chair of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Nominating Committee (2004-2005).

His ALA activities include serving as councilor at large of the ALA Council (2008-2011) and as a member of the ALA Committee on Committees (2010-2011). Trevor was a member of the ALA Committee on Education (2011-2013) and served as chair of the Committee on Diversity (2006-2007). He was a member of the LLAMA-SASS Technical Services Committee (2005-2009) and a member of the LLAMA Membership Committee (2005-2006). Trevor also served as an executive committee member at large of LLAMA-MAES (2003-2005) and as an executive board member of BCALA (2005-2007).

Trevor’s work with state and regional associations includes serving as executive board member at large of the New Jersey Library Association (2009-2013) and president of the ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS (2009-2010). He served as secretary of the ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS (2007-2008) and co-chair of the mentoring committee of the New Jersey Library Association (2006-2009). Trevor also was a member of the Cultural Diversity Committee of ACRL-NY (2003-2006).  

Trevor won the Princeton University LGBT Center “Building Bridges Award” in 2009. He was a 2007 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker” and won the BCALA Leadership Award in 2007.

His publications include co-author of, "Assessing Reserve Management Systems: Do They Deliver on Their Promises?," Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserve (Haworth Press) vol. 20, no.2, April 2010; editor of, “Marketing and Managing Electronic Reserves” (Haworth Press), 2006; and co-author of, “SPEC Kit #290: Access Services,” The Association of Research Libraries, 2005.

Dawes received his Ed.M. in Educational Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University and his master’s of library science from Rutgers University. He earned his master of art in Educational Administration from Teachers College at Columbia University and his bachelor of arts in Sociology from Columbia University.