Wesleyan adds Teague to library staff


Dwain Teague


From Contributed Reports

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

N.C. Wesleyan College recently hired Dwain Teague as the emerging technologies and outreach services librarian at Pearsall Library.

Teague kicked off the New Year in his new position on Jan. 2.

In his new role with Wesleyan, Teague will focus on optimizing user experience of the library, building relationships and partnerships and assuring the library is meeting the needs of the college and surrounding community. He will work with other librarians and Wesleyan’s faculty to integrate technology more within the classroom. This position also involves working with technologies such as Web 2.0 features, discovery tools, mobile design, augmented reality, data visualization and 3-D printing and scanning.

Teague earned a Master of Library Science from N.C. Central University in August 2017. He received a master’s degree in English in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree in communication in 1993, both from East Carolina University.

Previously, Teague worked as an adult services librarian at Robeson County Public Library in Lumberton, NC and was a Learning Resources Librarian at Miami Dade College in Florida. He has held many Director and Associate Director positions at several well-known university libraries with the state, including NC State, East Carolina and UNC Chapel Hill.

“We are excited to have Dwain on our team. He brings a wealth of knowledge from both academic and public library settings and is a great asset to the daily operations of library services here at N.C. Wesleyan College,” said Esther Burgess, director of the library.

Along with his extensive experience and education, Teague is a member of Beta Phi Mu — an international honor society for library and information studies. He also earned a Public Librarian Certification from the state of North Carolina in July 2018.