Dale Askey, PhD

Vice-Provost (Library and Museums) & Chief Librarian, Library and Museums - Chief Librarian Office


Vice-Provost (Library and Museums) & Chief Librarian, Library and Museums - Chief Librarian Office
(780) 492-5170
5-07 Cameron Library
11231 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2J8



Dr. Dale Askey currently serves as Vice-Provost (Library and Museums) and Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta. Previously, Dale was the Associate University Librarian for Library & Learning Technologies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he also occupied the role of Administrative Director of the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. He has filled a wide range of roles in libraries, primarily in collection development, public services, Web services, and information technology management. After starting out in libraries and IT at Washington University in St. Louis, he embarked on his professional library career at the University of Utah, with subsequent stays at Yale University and Kansas State University before joining McMaster. In 2009-2010, he was a visiting professor in electronic publishing and multimedia at the University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, teaching in their library science, publishing, and museum studies programs. He completed his doctorate at the Humboldt University in Berlin. He earned his MLIS from the University of Missouri in 1998, and holds a BA from Colorado College and an MA from Washington University in St. Louis in German language and literature.


His ongoing research project documents the cultural manifestations of the German-speaking minority that remained in the Czech and Slovak Republics after the post-WWII expulsions. Dissertation with link to dataset.