Dr. Martin Halbert is a recognized figure in library innovation and has served as Dean of Libraries at both the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of North Texas. He is President of the Educopia Institute, an educational nonprofit that advances the well-being of libraries by fostering the advancement of shared information systems and infrastructures, and was one of the founding partners of the U.S. National Digital Preservation Program. Halbert has a PhD in interdisciplinary liberal arts from Emory University; his research examines the future of digital scholarship and research library services. He has served as principal investigator for grants and contracts totaling more than $7 million, funding more than a dozen large-scale collaborative projects among many educational institutions. Halbert has previously worked for Emory University, Rice University, UT Austin, and the IBM Corporation.