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Timothy Owens Named State Librarian of North Carolina

Raleigh

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susi Hamilton announces the appointment of Timothy Owens as the new State Librarian of North Carolina.

A native of Harbinger, N.C., Owens began his library career at Neuse Regional Library in Kinston, followed by service at Perkins Library at Duke University and in Library Development at the State Library of North Carolina. He has served as President of the Association for Rural & Small Libraries. Owens served as a senior program officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C., before returning to North Carolina to become Assistant State Librarian in 2017.  

He earned his Master of Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and holds a master’s degree in music from Meredith College. 

“I am truly delighted to have Timothy as our new state librarian,” said Secretary Hamilton. “He brings so much energy and experience to this role, and I know our libraries will continue to flourish under his leadership.” 

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