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Charles Bryan Lowry, American Librarian. National Defense Education Act fellow U. Florida, Gainesville, 1970-1972, University of California at Los Angeles senior fellow Graduate Sch.Libr. and Information Science, Council Library. Resources, 1985; Library. Technology Demonstration grantee unites states department Education, University Texas, 1989-1991; recipient G.K. Sauer award for best article in College and Research Libraries, 1993.


Lowry, Charles Bryan was born on November 9, 1942 in Pensacola, Florida, United States. Son of Charles Wade and Susie (Kinney) Lowry.


Bachelor of Science in History, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, 1964. Master of Arts in History, University Alabama, 1965. Master of Science in Library.

Science, University North Carolina, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Florida, 1979.


Chair social science Faulkner State College, Bay Minette, Alabama, 1965-1969. Head reference Charlotte Library., University North Carolina, 1974-1978. Director library and learning resources Elon College, North Carolina, 1978-1980.

Director libraries University South Alabama, Mobile, 1980-1985, University Texas, Arlington, 1985-1992. University library Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1992—1996. Dean libraries, professor University Maryland, College Park, 1996—2008.

Executive director Association Research Libraries, Washington, since 2008. Indiana library consultant management and information technologies. Vice chair, board directors Southern Library.

Network, Atlanta, 1983-1985. Users council representative Center Research Libraries, Chicago, Online Computer Library. Center, Dublin, Ohio, 1986-1988, member advisory committee on college and University libraries, since 1991.

Treasurer, board directors AMIGOS Bibliographical Council, Dallas, 1988-1992, chairman board directors, 1991-1992, treasurer, 1990-1991, member budget and finance committee, 1989-1990. Chair library committee Association for Higher Education in North Texas, 1987-1989. Member University Texas Board Regents Committee on Library.

Automation Standards, 1986-1987. Member Texas Council state University Libraries, since 1985, access advisory panel Center Research Libraries, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, associate editor Association Journal Library. Administration and Management, 1987-1991. Editor Managing Technology column Journal Academy Librarianship, since 1993.

      Manuscript reviewer University Alabama Press Committee, 1981-1985. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Presenter Texas Voices Sesquicentennial, Fort Worth, 1986. Member Forum Fort Worth, 1987-1992, Leadership Fort Worth, 1986-1987, Mayor's Committee, 1989-1990, Leadership Pittsburgh, since 1992. Member American Library Association (board directors library administration and management association 1989-1991), Rotary.


Married Marcia Duncan, November 2, 1985. Children: Bryan W., Druhan S.

Charles Wade Lowry

Susie (Kinney) Lowry

Marcia Duncan

Bryan W. Lowry

Druhan S. Lowry