Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Research Interests: Trust development and maintenance between research libraries and the new "digital information consortia"
Tyler Walters is Associate Dean, Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center and is currently a Fellow in the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) Research Libraries Leadership Fellows program. He has been involved in GT Library initiatives such as the EPAGE repository and publishing services (http://epage.gatech.edu), student learning spaces and digital media services (http://librarycommons.gatech.edu/), the Library's new Faculty Engagement Department (http://www.library.gatech.edu/about/faculty_engagement.php) and its Scholarly Communication Outreach program (http://www.library.gatech.edu/scholarlycommunication/) . The GT Library won the Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Libraries Award, 2007. (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/awards/excellenceacademic.cfm) Tyler has received major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. He has raised $3.3 million in grants and gifts while at Georgia Tech. He has co-founded new inter-institutional organizations such as the MetaArchive Cooperative (digital preservation services http://www.metaarchive.org) and the GALILEO Knowledge Repository (Georgia's statewide repository service http://library.gatech.edu/gkr). Tyler also serves on professional bodies such as the Steering Committee for the International Conference on Open Repositories (http://www.openrepositories.org/), the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Digital Curation, and the Advisory Board for the Digital Information Management Program, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona (http://digin.arizona.edu). He has published in journals such as the American Archivist, D-Lib Magazine, International Journal of Digital Curation, Journal of Digital Information, Library Hi-Tech, Library Trends, New Review of Information Networking, portal: Libraries and the Academy and is a recipient of the Society of American Archivists' Ernst Posner Award for best article in the American Archivist. Tyler holds a B.A. in History from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. in History and Archives from North Carolina State University, and an M.A. in Library and information Science from the University of Arizona.