Timothy OwensState Librarian

Photo of Timothy Owens, State Librarian

A native of Harbinger, N.C., Owens began his library career at Neuse Regional Library in Kinston, followed by service at Perkins Library at Duke University and in Library Development at the State Library of North Carolina. He has served as President of the Association for Rural & Small Libraries. Owens served as a senior program officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C., before returning to North Carolina to become Assistant State Librarian in 2017.  

He earned his Master of Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and holds a master’s degree in music from Meredith College. 

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