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Against The Grain Journal

Charleston Library Conference 

Jun 2, 2021

This week’s episode features an interview with Greg Eow, President of the Center for Research Libraries. The interview is conducted by Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Hub, and Tom Gilson, Associate Editor of Against the Grain. Topics range from the background and function of CRL in the research community, Greg’s tenure there and his transition from MIT Libraries, the role of digital and print collections, to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and scholarship with a look forward to decolonizing collections.

Before being named president of CRL, Mr. Eow was the Associate Director of Collections at MIT Libraries. Over the past two decades, Greg has worked as an archivist, librarian, historian, and library administrator at Harvard, Yale, Rice, and the DeKalb History Center. He has an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Rice University.