David Hansen
Associate University Librarian

Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communications
Hi, I'm Duke's librarian responsible for the Libraries' general research services and collections. My 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. My background is in intellectual property law. Before coming to Duke I was a Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty Research Librarian at UNC School of Law. Before that, I was a fellow at UC Berkeley Law in its Digital Library Copyright Project. My law degree is from UNC-Chapel Hill, where I also earned his M.S. in Library Science. My B.S. in Economics is from UNC Charlotte, which is near my hometown of Belmont, NC. I'm married and have three daughters (6yrs, 4yrs, and 2 months). My wife, Janice, is a Duke alum (PhD in German, 2015) and we live in an 1840's farmhouse--located on "Tobacco Rd"--about 30 minutes from campus.

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