The Excellence Awards - 2001

Excellence in Librarianship

Otis A. Chadley excels in librarianship, scholarship, and service. With more than 23 years of professional library experience, Chadley is a skilled and active instructor in information access and management. Currently an associate librarian, Chadley is both a reference librarian and database services coordinator.

During his career, Chadley has occupied a variety of positions at both the University Library and at the Dewey Graduate Library. He is known as an outstanding reference librarian and is considered a cornerstone for quality reference services. Also a strong scholar, Chadley’s article “Addressing Cultural Diversity in Academic and Research Libraries” was published in College and Research Libraries.

As a member of the Multicultural Internship/Library Education (MILES) program, Chadley was responsible for designing internship programs for undergraduate students who were considering librarianship as a profession. He has also worked to improve library services for persons with disabilities and has a significant service record within the department’s various committees.

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