Tim McGeary


Timothy M. McGeary is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology for the Duke University Libraries. In his role, Tim provides leadership for digital strategies programs and information technology services and operations within the Duke University Libraries, including develop the vision and leadership expectations for strategy, operations, and innovation for Assessment and User Experience Strategy, the Center Data and Visualization Sciences, Digital Collections & Curation Services, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Services, Library Systems & Integration Support, Scholarly Communications & Copyright, and Software Strategies & Platforms for the Duke University Libraries. On behalf of the Duke University Libraries, Tim is the primary liaison to the Office of Research & Innovation and the Office of Information Technology (OIT), as well as participates on a bi-monthly committee for Corporate Relations.  

Tim previously served as the Director of Library & Information Technology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was responsible for the management of the Library & Information Technology Department, a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users. Tim provided leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for library-wide projects and initiatives, as well as planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources and operations in the University Library.

Tim has served in international and national leadership positions for communities and projects including the Data Curation Network, Project ReShare, DSpace, the Open Library Environment, Fedora, and is currently Duke's representative to Higher Education Leadership Initative for Open Scholarship (HELIOS). In 2016-2017, Tim was a member of the ARL Leadership Fellowship program. In 2013-2014, Tim served as the co-Chair for the Code4Lib 2014 national conference hosted in Raleigh, NC by the Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University libraries.

Tim has presented nationally and regionally on technology development, multi-institutional collaboration, managing electronic resources, and open source solutions.  He is also published on topics of library technology and managing electronic resources as an investment portfolio.

Tim received his B.A. (Music) and M.S. in Information and Systems Engineering from Lehigh University with his thesis on a multi-period capital budgeting model of subscriptions to electronic resources published in "The Engineering Economist."

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