Paul Orkiszewski

Paul Orkiszewski
Phone number: 
(828) 262-2801
Fax number: 
(828) 262-3001
Office address: 
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 416
Job title: 
Interim Dean of University Libraries
Associate Professor
Administrative Services


Library Responsibilities

  • Lead University Libraries in alignment with the University's mission and values.
  • Facilitate collegial governance and healthy morale of the library.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
  • Support institutional and college diversity and inclusion, including recruitment and retention of diverse faculty  and staff.
  • Effectively manage library budgets and financial resources.
  • Develop community relationships and advance donor relations.


  • Master of Library and Information Science. University of Texas at Austin. May 1989.
  • Bachelor of Music/Master of Music. Rice University, Shepherd School of Music. May 1988. Cum laude. Thesis: An analytic overview of the music of Carl Ruggles.

Service Interests

  • American Library Association
  • North Carolina Library Association
  • Todd Community Preservation Organization

Scholarly Interests

  • Acquisitions and Collection Management
  • Aleatoric Decision Making
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Modeling and Analysis of Library Processes