From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Library Directors in the USA)

Irene Owens, Ph.D.


Former Dean and Professor at North Carolina Central University, School of Library and Information Sciences. The first African American to receive tenure at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Library and Information Sciences (now the ISchool).

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Irene Owens, Ph.D.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 22, 2024,

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