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Dean of Libraries named
April 9, 2015Tweet
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman announces that Curtis Kendrick, University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources at the City University of New York (CUNY), will become dean of libraries at Binghamton University, effective July 15, 2015.
“Curtis brings a wealth of experience in outstanding research libraries to Binghamton,” Nieman said. “He is creative and collaborative and will work well with faculty, staff and students in the Libraries and across campus. I know that members of our community will enjoy getting to know him just as much as I have during the interview process.”
“I am delighted for this opportunity to join Binghamton University as dean of libraries,” said Kendrick. “The libraries have a critical leadership role to play as Binghamton becomes the premier public university of the 21st century, and it is an exciting time to be joining the University.
“I want to thank President Stenger and Provost Nieman for this opportunity, and also thank Dean McCall and the members of the search committee for such a thoughtful and thorough search process.” Kendrick added. “Finally, I am honored to be joining a dedicated library faculty, professional and clerical staff, and together we look forward to continuing to provide the highest caliber of services and collections to the entire University community.
“I am excited about having Curtis as our new dean of Libraries,” said President Harvey Stenger. “He brings with him a broad variety of experiences from both public and private institutions that will significantly add to our ability to advance our libraries.”
Kendrick has published frequently in library journals and presented regularly at national conferences on a variety of topics, including the role of libraries in student success, collaborations between school and university libraries, off-site storage issues, document preservation and the role of technology in the modern library.
Before joining CUNY in 2004, Kendrick served as director of access services at Columbia University Libraries, assistant director of the Harvard University Library, head of the circulation and reserves department at Stony Brook University, and assistant to the director of libraries at Oberlin College.
He earned a BA from Brown University, an MLS from Simmons School of Library and Information Sciences and an MBA from Emory University.