Julian accepts Library position at Potomac State

By Debi Swick-Cruse

Charles A. Julian, Ph.D., a native of Wheeling, W.Va., has accepted the position of associate university librarian in the Mary F. Shipper Library at Potomac State College of West Virginia University. 

Charles JulianDr. Julian earned his doctor of philosophy in library science from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.; a master’s degree in library science from the George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. as well as a master’s degree in information studies with an emphasis in social science from the University of Sheffield in England.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Glenville State College in Glenville, W.Va. where he graduated magna cum laude. 

During his career, Dr. Julian has served as a cataloger, school librarian at the high school level and a reference librarian.  He has also served as director of library services and distance education at W.Va. Northern Community College; as manager of knowledge-based services and intellectual property at the National Technology Transfer Center; and most recently as director of the Paul Meek Library and assistant professor of library science at the University of Tennessee at Martin. 

Dr. Julian noted, "I am delighted to join a talented team of library and information professionals with over 100 years of cumulative, hands-on experience.  At the Library, we are committed to assisting students and faculty in creating a dynamic and positive teaching and learning environment...enabling them to realize what's possible in their professional and personal lives."

   Dr. Julian was recognized in 2013 by the West Virginia Library Commission with a resolution honoring his service to librarianship.  Additionally, he received the Dora Ruth Parks Award for distinguished service (1991) and the Junior Member’s Round Table Outstanding Library Service Award (1986), both from the West Virginia Library Association; and has also been named in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and in Outstanding Young Men of America.

He is a life member of the American Library Association, Phi Kappa Phi and the West Virginia Library Association where he has served as a past-president and on various committees. Other professional associations include: the Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, the Tennessee Library Association and as a member of the West Virginia Library Commission which is appointed by the Governor.  Dr. Julian has been published numerous times and given many presentations and consultations as well.