University at Albany

Excellence in Librarianship

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. One staff member received this tribute in 2000 for Excellence in Librarianship.

Catherine M. DwyerCatherine M. DwyerUniversity Libraries

Since her arrival at Albany in 1989, Dwyer has been very active within the University Libraries’ governance and staff development groups, serving on six library technical committees that drew upon her knowledge of computerized databases and lending her expertise to 14 others. A prolific writer, she has published refereed and non-refereed articles in the Journal of Government Information, Reference Quarterly, and The Reference Librarian, and other journals; three book chapters and five book reviews. Dwyer has also shared her knowledge with colleagues throughout her field by maintaining affiliations with the New York Library Association, which she has served as president; the Eastern New York Association of College and Research Libraries; and other professional organizations. In addition, she has made five professional presentations and received two study grants.

Dwyer, who currently holds the title of associate librarian, is a recognized leader in the field of Government Documents Librarianship. She also heads the Reference Department’s management group.


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