SILS Alumnus Tim Shearer Named Director of Library and Information Technology at UNC

May 22, 2015

Tim Shearer (MSLS ’97) has been appointed Director of Library and Information Technology for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, effective May 1, 2015.

Shearer will lead a comprehensive technology program for the Library and will manage the LIT department, including planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information technology. He will represent the Library on select campus committees, including the University Information Technology Executive Council, and will maintain collaborative relationships with organizations that provide information technology services to academic institutions and libraries.

Shearer was most recently the Head of Software Development within the LIT department. He has also held the positions of Head of the Core Application Development Team and Web Access Librarian at the UNC Library. In addition to his MSLS from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), he holds a B.A. in English and psychology from UNC.