Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections
Since 2017, Ed Galloway serves as the Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections within the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS). As a member of the ULS senior management team, he is responsible for the leadership of the Archives & Special Collections department (17 FTE) and Area Study librarians (4 FTE). He provides administrative oversight of the personnel, collections, services, and activities of the department and unit, and coordinates, conducts, and participates in ULS strategic planning activities as appropriate. Galloway manages the operating budget and special gift/grant accounts within his area, and serves as the main point of contact for donor relations pertaining to gifts of archives, rare books and manuscripts. Galloway oversees efforts within the Digital Curation and Preservation unit to develop strategies for accessioning, appraising, processing and providing research access to electronic files as they pertain to archival collections. He also oversees the building of ULS digital collections, including the promotion and use of such collections.
Galloway has been with the University of Pittsburgh since 2000 when he was hired as the first coordinator of the Digital Research Library unit. He then became head of the Archives Service Center in 2008. Prior to his employment at Pitt, he worked for Carnegie Mellon University Libraries as the inaugural Senator H. John Heinz III Archivist (1993-2000). Galloway received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) in 1989 and his Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas (Austin, Texas) in 1993.