Halbert has served as dean of libraries and associate professor at the University of North Texas since 2009. Halbert also serves as president of the board of directors of the Educopia Institute, a growing international alliance of cultural memory organizations that was one of the founding partners of the National Digital Preservation Program. Prior to Halbert’s appointment at the University of North Texas, he served as the director for digital innovations and earlier as the director for digital programs and systems at Emory University Libraries.
Previous positions have included appointments at Rice University and working as a consultant for IBM and a programmer for the University of Texas. Early in his career, Halbert was an American Library Association/United States Information Agency (ALA/USIA) Library Fellow stationed in Estonia, assisting with the automation of the Tartu University Library.
He has served as principal investigator for grants and contracts totaling more than $6 million during the past six years, funding more than a dozen large-scale collaborative projects among many educational institutions. His doctoral research and subsequent projects have focused on exploring the future of research library services.
Halbert received his doctorate from Emory University. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Texas and a bachelor’s degree from Rice University.
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