On January 19, Acting Archivist of the United States Adrienne C. Thomas announced the selection of Alan C. Lowe as the new Director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The appointment is effective April 12, 2009.
The George W. Bush Library is temporarily located in Lewisville, Texas, and is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The permanent George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be constructed on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Most recently Lowe led the building and development of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy. Lowe previously spent 14 years of working with the National Archives Presidential Libraries system. While at the National Archives, Lowe worked first as an archivist at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. In 1992, Lowe transferred to the Office of Presidential Libraries. He worked closely with libraries and foundations on the development and renovation of new and existing libraries and provided administrative oversight of library operations. He also served as interim Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York.
Lowe received a B.A. and an M.A. in history from the University of Kentucky.