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Mary F. Casserly,

Dean and Director of the Libraries

Office: University Library 123
Phone: (518) 442-3568
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Mary Casserly was appointed Dean and Director of Libraries in September 2009. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Director for Collections and Assistant Director for Collections and User Services at the University at Albany. Before coming to UAlbany in 2001, she was Head of Collection Development at the University of Maine and at William Paterson University.
Dr. Casserly earned a B.A. from George Washington University in International Affairs and a Masters from Drexel University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in Library and Information Science. She is an active member of the American Library Association having served as the chair of the ALCTS/CMDS Publications Committee and as a member of the Library Resources and Technical Services and Publications in Librarianship Editorial Boards. She is currently a member of the Association of Research Libraries' Statistics and Assessment Committee.
Dr. Casserly is the author of articles and book chapters on a variety of aspects of collection management and scholarly communications. Her publications include:
  • Casserly, Mary F. and James Bird, "Web Citation Availability: A Follow-up Study," Library Resources and Technical Services, Vol. 52 #1, January 2008, p. 42-53.
  • Casserly, Mary F. "Research in Academic Library Collection Management 1990 - 2007" in Academic Library Research: Perspectives and Current Trends, eds. Marie Radford and Pamela Snelson. ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 59 (Chicago: American Library Association, 2008), p. 82-137.
  • Casserly, Mary F. "Collection Management as Risk Management," Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services, Vol. 28 #1, Spring 2004, p. 79-92.
  • Casserly, Mary F. and James Bird, "Web Citation Availability: Analysis and Implications for Scholarship." College & Research Libraries, Vol. 64 #4, July 2003, p. 300-317.
  • Casserly, Mary Frances, "Developing a Concept of Collection for the Digital Age." portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol. 2 #4, October 2002, p. 577-587.
Dr. Mary Casserly

Debora L. Cheney,

Associate Director, Public Services

Office:University Library 108
Phone: (518) 442-3540
Fax: (518) 442-3088

Debora L. Cheney

Rebecca Mugridge,

Associate Director, Technical Services and Library Systems

Office:University Library B34E
Phone: (518) 442-3631
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Rebecca Mugridge is the Associate Director for Technical Services and Library Systems for the University Libraries. She oversees the Acquisitions; Cataloging; Cataloging Management Services; and Systems departments. She previously held positions at the Pennsylvania State University, Yale University, Robert Morris University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Rebecca has a B.A. from Penn State, an M.L.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.B.A. from Robert Morris University.

Rebecca Mugridge

Mary Van Ullen

Associate Director, Collections

Office:University Library 328
Phone: (518) 442-3559
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Mary Van Ullen is the Associate Director for Collections. Previously, she served as the Subject Librarian for Business, Economics, and Geography and Planning. Prior to coming to the University at Albany, she was employed as a special librarian in the electronics, materials and biotechnology fields, where she specialized in business intelligence, technical information and intellectual property.

Mary Van Ullen

Deborah Bernnard,

Dewey Graduate Library, Head

Office: Dewey Library
Phone: (518) 442-3699
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Deborah Bernnard is Head of Dewey Graduate Library and Bibliographer for Information Studies. Previously, Deborah was the User Education Librarian at the Dewey Graduate Library. Prior to joining the University at Albany, Deborah was a reference librarian at Schenectady County Community College. Deborah has a B.A. Degree from Fairfield University and a MLS from the University at Albany. Deborah Bernnard

Peter Recore-Migirditch,

Assistant Director for Finance & Administration

Office: University Library B93
Phone: (518) 442-3563
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Peter Recore-Migirditch is the Assistant Director for Finance & Administration for the University Libraries at the University at Albany, SUNY. Reporting to the Dean & Director of University Libraries, he is responsible for fiscal management, budgetary systems, internal controls and facilities management. He received a B.S. from the State University College at Plattsburgh and an M.P.A from the University at Albany, SUNY. He joined the University in 1981 as an Administrative Director with the Department of Residential Life & Housing.
As the Assistant Director for Finance & Administration, he is responsible for the Administrative Services Unit, which includes the Library Budget Office, Library Accounting, Shipping & Receiving, library purchasing and vended copy & print services. He manages the maintenance, renovation, space utilization and capital improvements of Albany's three library facilities. For the New Library, Mr. Recore-Migirditch's responsibilities included preparing bid specifications, purchasing and installation of all the furniture, equipment, compact shelving, book stacks and fixtures. Opening the new library building included the management and coordination of moving over 600,000 volumes into the building. He is currently finishing a $3 million project to renovate and refurnish the Dewey Library (circa 1909) and the 30-year-old University Library.
Mr. Peter Recore-Migirditch

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