A message from Antonio Moreira, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs:
We are delighted to welcome Patrick Jose Dawson to our UMBC community as Director of the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery. His first day was Monday, February 1.
Mr. Dawson joins UMBC from Northern Illinois University (NIU), where for the past seven years he has served as dean of libraries. Prior to his appointment at NIU, he served as associate university librarian for information and research services at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
The library is central to teaching and research and an integral part of the UMBC community, and we are very fortunate to have someone of Mr. Dawson’s experience and ability to serve as director of our Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery. We know he will be a valuable addition to our campus community.
Throughout his career, Mr. Dawson has been actively involved in the promotion of innovative and emerging trends and technologies for the improvement of information retrieval and delivery. He has extensive experience working in research university libraries and brings strong skills in strategic planning and budgeting.
Mr. Dawson’s office is in the administrative offices of the Library, located on the 3rd floor. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org and his direct line is 410-455-2356.
Please join us in welcoming and supporting him.