Dean, University Libraries
University Libraries

Timothy Hackman

Perry Library
Norfolk, 23529

Timothy Hackman (he/him) joined Old Dominion University as Dean of Libraries in July 2022. He was Associate Director for Public Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), part of the University System of Maryland, from 2019 to 2022. Previously he spent 17 years at the University of Maryland in various roles, including Director of User Services & Resource Sharing (2012-2019), Liaison Librarian for English & Linguistics (2006-2012), and Librarian for the Paul Wasserman Library of the College of Information Studies (2002-2006). He earned his MA in English Language & Literature (2006) and Master of Library
Science (2002) at the University of Maryland, and a BA in English from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1999). He has published and presented on leadership and change management, project management, perceptions and use of e-books, open access, and faculty outreach. In his spare time, he enjoys reading crime fiction and comics, cooking, woodworking, spending time with his wife, Jackie, and dog, Otto, and writing and podcasting about professional wrestling. His professional blog can be found at

Research Interests

Academic library leadership and management; change management; e-books use opinions among university students and faculty