Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communication, Lead Copyright & Information Policy Officer
Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communications
Lead Copyright & Information Policy Officer
Dave Hansen is responsible for Duke University Libraries' general research services and collections. His division of the library includes support for Duke researchers across the scholarly communication lifecycle, from the development of the library collections in anticipation of researcher information needs, access and delivery of materials to users, guidance on information access and research techniques, and support in creating and disseminating research and evaluating its real-world impact. His background is in intellectual property law. Before coming to Duke he was Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty Research Librarian at UNC School of Law. Before that, he was a fellow at UC Berkeley Law in its Digital Library Copyright Project. His law degree is from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he also earned his M.S. in Library Science. His B.S. in Economics is from UNC Charlotte, which is near his hometown of Belmont, NC. Dave, his three daughters (7yrs, 5yrs, and 18 months) and his wife, Janice (a Duke alum, PhD in German '15) live in an 1840's farmhouse--located on "Tobacco Rd"--about 30 minutes from campus.