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Boyer Directs Library Services

By Erica Plouffe Lazure

East Carolina University has named Larry Boyer as director of Academic Library Services.


Boyer, who comes from Appalachian State University, will begin his post Oct. 2. He will oversee the J.Y. Joyner Library, the Music Library, and their collections.

Since 1975, Dr. Boyer has been a librarian serving in positions in the federal government and academia. At Appalachian State, he serves as associate university librarian.

Boyer is a member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Library Administration and Management Association, and the North Carolina Library Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from UNC-Chapel Hill, a master of arts in Latin American studies from Tulane University, a master of science in library science from Catholic University of America, and a PhD in American studies from George Washington University.

Darryl Davis has served as interim director of Academic Library Services at ECU since March 2005, after the resignation of Carroll Varner.

This page originally appeared in the Sept. 1, 2006 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at