Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Halbert assumed his position as Dean of Libraries on October 1, 2009. He also currently serves as President of the MetaArchive Cooperative, a growing international digital preservation alliance of cultural memory organizations that was one of the founding partners of the US National Digital Preservation Program. 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. He has previously worked for Emory University, Rice University, UT Austin, and the IBM Corporation.