This week’s profile comes from the 2010 Charleston Conference First Time Attendee Profiles.
David L. Gregory
Job Title: Interim Dean of Library Services
Organization: Morehead State University
Born and Lived: Born and lived in Kentucky all my life, beginning in Southeastern Kentucky, then to Lexington for college, Western Kentucky for work, back to Louisville for more school and work, and now to Morehead in Eastern Kentucky for work.
Professional Career and Activities: Interim Dean and Director of Technical Services, Morehead State University, 2010. Music and Audiovisual Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Music, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995-2009
Family: My wife, Kathy, and I have been married for 27.5 years. We have two children: Michael, who is married to Samantha and who is the father of our first grandchild, Evan; and, Anna, who is a senior in high school.
In My Spare Time: I enjoy music, baking, reading, movies, and being with friends.
Favorite Books: The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come–John Fox, Jr., 1776–David McCullough, Schultz and Peanuts–David Michaelis, The Complete Peanuts–Charles Schultz, Facing Your Giants–Max Lucado, Skipping Christmas–John Grisham
Pet Peeves: Rude or mean people, inconsiderate drivers, fast food orders that are messed up.
Philosophy: Live a life that considers others more than self; be kind, generous, genuine; learn what you can and what interests you; be yourself, not what others want you to be.
Most Memorable Career Achievement:
- Growing a happy family
- Earning a doctorate
- Presenting at a national conference
- Being appointed interim dean of library services at Morehead State
Goal I Hope To Achieve Five Years from Now: Help develop the library at Morehead State to be a first-class information, research, and creativity center for the University.
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years?: I think the industry will continue to move toward technological platforms for reading and learning. However, I see books still playing a major role for many people.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.