Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communications

Lead Copyright &  Information Policy Officer

Dave Hansen is responsible for Duke University Libraries' general research services and collections. His division of the library includes support for Duke researchers across the scholarly communication lifecycle, from the development of the library collections in anticipation of researcher information needs, access and delivery of materials to users, guidance on information access and research techniques, and support in creating and disseminating research and evaluating its real-world impact. His background is in intellectual property law. Before coming to Duke he was Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty Research Librarian at UNC School of Law. Before that, he was a fellow at UC Berkeley Law in its Digital Library Copyright Project. His law degree is from UNC-Chapel Hill, where ye also earned his M.S. in Library Science. His B.S. in Economics is from UNC Charlotte, which is near his hometown of Belmont, NC.  Dave, his three daughters (6yrs, 4yrs, and 11 months) and his wife, Janice (a Duke alum, PhD in German '15) live in an 1840's farmhouse--located on "Tobacco Rd"--about 30 minutes from campus.

David Hansen, J.D.

  • Location
    411 Chapel Drive
    Box 90193
    Durham, NC 27708