Charles B. Lowry assumed the responsibility of Dean of Libraries at the University of Maryland College Park in October 1996--a system composed of seven libraries. In his immediate past position, he was University Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he led significant information technology initiatives (1992-96).

Dr. Lowry received his B.S. degree in History from Spring Hill College (1964), an M.A. in History from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (1965), an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1974), and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Florida, Gainesville (1979). In 1985, he participated in the Senior Fellows Program at the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Dr. Lowry is a professor in the University of Maryland College of Information Studies.

Dr. Lowry has been the principal investigator on Federal grants and foundation grants; has served as a consultant on library building projects, technology, organization, and management; and has published articles and commentary on library management and organization, information technology, and cooperation. Dr. Lowry is the founding executive editor of a new journal from The Johns Hopkins Press, Portal: Libraries and the Academy. He is past editor of Library Administration and Management (1986-90), American Library Association.

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