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. Two staff members received this tribute in 2001 for Excellence in Librarianship.

Otis A. ChadleyUniversity Libraries

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.

Excellence in Librarianship

  Laura Cohen
Otis A.

Laura Cohen
University Library

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