Trevor A. Dawes is an academic librarian, an educator and consultant.
He has worked in the academic library sector for over 20 years developing and providing a range of service-enhancing training and professional development opportunities that positively impact library-wide projects and programs. Dawes also facilitates workshops on leadership development and diversity, improving the knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities of librarians and library workers. A published author and presenter, Dawes has written or edited books, book chapters, and articles, and presented on a variety of topics at local, national, and international conferences. Among his publications are book chapters on leadership in academic libraries, diversity, and organizational development.
In addition to being the 76th president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2013-14, Dawes’ had been very active in professional library and library-related associations worldwide. Trevor won the Princeton University LGBT Center “Building Bridges Award” in 2009. He was a 2007 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker” and won the BCALA Leadership Award in 2007.
In 2015 Dawes had two book chapters published – both on the topic of leadership. These chapters appear in Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes and Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership. His previous publications include being co-editor of Twenty-first Access Services: On the Frontline of Academic Librarianship (ACRL), 2013; co-author of, “Assessing Reserve Management Systems: Do They Deliver on Their Promises?,” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserve (Haworth Press) vol. 20, no.2, April 2010; editor of, “Marketing and Managing Electronic Reserves” (Haworth Press), 2006; and co-author of, “SPEC Kit #290: Access Services,” The Association of Research Libraries, 2005.
Dawes received his Ed.M. in Educational Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University and his master’s of library science from Rutgers University. He earned his master of art in Educational Administration from Teachers College at Columbia University and his bachelor of arts in Sociology from Columbia University. Dawes was a 2008 Frye Fellow, and participated in the UCLA Senior Fellows program in 2014.
Each week, ACRL profiles a member to help show the diversity of its members and interests represented in the association. In March 2012, ACRL profiled each of the candidates for the Board of Directors during that year’s election cycle. Dawes’ profile may be viewed on the ACRL Member of the Week site.