Trevor Owens has devoted much of his career to advancing digital infrastructure and programs for libraries and archives.
Trevor Owens has devoted much of his career to advancing digital infrastructure and programs for libraries and archives. From working to increase representation of scientists in children’s books during his undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin, to his current work as the Library of Congress’ Head of Digital Content Management building a team of digital collections specialist librarians who lead and manage a wide range of digital collections projects, his focus has centered around connecting libraries and digital initiatives with cultural heritage institutions. He brought that passion to the iSchool in 2015 as a part-time adjunct lecturer where he was elated to work more closely with the iSchool faculty and the DCIC, and offer his expertise in digital preservation, art curation, public history, and curation ethics and policy to a new generation of librarians and archivists committed to advancing social justice and equity. Trevor is also an award-winning author recognized nationally by the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists. Outside of his work at UMD and Library of Congress, he is a Public Historian in Residence at American University where he has taught digital history graduate seminars for nearly a decade. Trevor serves as a board member for the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc., which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical, artistic, cultural, and natural resources of Maryland. In his free time, Trevor enjoys practicing the violin, playing board games, and spending time with his two dogs, Bowser and Zelda.