Huntsville, Ala. (May 9, 2013) - The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has named a new director of its Louis Salmon Library.
David P. Moore will begin his duties immediately. He has served as the interim library director, and has already implemented new initiatives including additions to electronic resources, and in making the library more welcoming and accessible to students.
"I am sincerely honored to accept this position, particularly at a time of great transformation in the library profession. I believe our library has a great future ahead, and am excited to have the opportunity to continue to provide value to our university and community as we move forward," said David Moore.
"As director of the Louis Salmon Library, David will provide strategic planning and policy direction in areas of collection development, public and technical services, facilities planning, budget development and personnel, and he will continue the on-going transformation of the library into a changing digital environment," said Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
In addition, Karbhari said, a key part of Moore's responsibilities will be to provide vision and leadership in developing strategies for maintaining, developing, and providing access to archives, including those related to the history of the U.S. Space Program in Huntsville, and enhancing the library's role in supporting our academic enterprise and the enrichment of the scholarship, research and creative activities of our students, staff and faculty.
Moore joined UAH in August 1997, after serving at both the Gorgas Library at The University of Alabama (UA) Tuscaloosa, and at Sirsi Corporation. He earned his undergraduate degree in history, and a master's degree in library and information science from UA.