Paul Hover, associate professor and former assistant director for international outreach initiatives for the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2005, Hover made significant contributions to the University Libraries through his work in the areas of cataloging and in international outreach. He also supported the University Libraries' scholarly serials cataloging modernization and automation processes.

Hover established the University Libraries' international outreach program, including a librarian exchange collaboration between Virginia Tech and Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa. In addition, he partnered with faculty from across Virginia Tech on a TEAM Malawi project that helped Mzuzu University rebuild its library collection after a devastating fire.

Hover represented Virginia Tech on the American Library Association's International Relations Round Table and as a delegate to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institution's Standing Committee on Series and Other Continuing Resources for eight years.

Hover received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University, an undergraduate degree from the University of Amsterdam, a master’s degree from the University of Auckland, and an M.L.I.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.