Mark T. Paul comes to NU-Q with recent experience in Qatar, internationally, and in the U.S. He served as head of partnerships for the Qatar National Library from 2012 to present and was responsible for partnerships with national and regional libraries and archives, as well as other institutions and organizations concerned with digital cultural heritage.

Paul received his master of library science degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Louisville.

Prior to his appointment in Qatar, Paul was library director at the University of St. Martin in St. Maarten (formerly the Netherlands Antilles) where he led the creation of a new library for a small university including space planning and collection development. Before that he held several successive positions at the University of Louisville where he was assistant director of the Office of Libraries Technology, having also served as acting director of that office, electronic services coordinator and current periodicals unit supervisor. He held the rank of assistant professor there. Other assignments have included visiting assistant engineering librarian at the University of Illinois where earlier he was a reference librarian.

His teaching experience includes courses in instructional technology and interpersonal communication at the University of St. Martin as well as courses at the College of Communication and Information Science at the University of Kentucky in computers in library and information centers, systems analysis, and design and online resources.

Paul has co-authored on such topics as qualitative assessment for libraries, business liaison collaboration and developing an e-reserves service in such publications as Practical Academic Librarianship, Sound Instruction and Academic Exchange Quarterly. He served on the editorial board of Transforming Traditional Libraries. He has made more than 15 presentations at state, regional, and international library conferences on such topics as collaborative partnerships and new technologies for libraries.

His professional affiliations have included the Special Library Association, American Library Association, American Society for Information Science and the Kentucky Library Association.