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Interim Dean of Libraries Carey Hatch

Carey Hatch

Dean of University Libraries

Office: University Library 123
Phone: (518) 442-3568
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Email: chatch@albany.edu

Carey Hatch is the Dean of University Libraries. Prior to his appointment at the University at Albany, he served as Senior Associate Provost for Academic Services in the State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration Office. He brings 37 years of higher education leadership experience to the University Libraries. Carey holds a B.A. in Philosophy from SUNY Brockport and an MLS from the University of Maryland.

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Kabel Stanwicks poses in front of Reference Collection

Kabel Stanwicks

Director of Collections and Discovery

Office: University Library B34E
Phone: (518) 442-3578
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Email: kstanwicks@albany.edu

Kabel Stanwicks is the Director of the Collections and Discovery Division, which is made up of the Access Services, Acquisitions Services , and Resource Management departments. He previously served as the Head of Access Services and the Head of Circulation & Media Services in the University Libraries. Prior to joining the University at Albany, he worked at the University of Connecticut Libraries and Yale University Libraries. Kabel holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Connecticut and an M.S.I.S. from the University at Albany.

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Rachael Haines

Rachael Haines

Head of Finance and Administration

Office: University Library B93A
Phone: (518) 442-3545
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Email: rhaines1@albany.edu

Rachael Haines is the Head of Finance and Administration, Senior Staff Associate. Finance and Administration is comprised of the Library Accounting and Personnel Coordinator services. She previously served as the Library Budget Officer. Before joining the Libraries, she served the Department of Facilities Management as a Budget Analyst. Rachael holds a B.A. in Sociology from Niagara University, an M.S. in Education from the College of Saint Rose, an M.B.A from the University at Albany, and she is pursuing her M.P.A from Rockefeller College.

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Elaine Lasda

Elaine Lasda

Library Strategist

Office: University Library 108
Phone: (518) 442-3695
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Email: elasda@albany.edu

Elaine Lasda is the Library Strategist at the University at Albany Libraries, where she holds the rank of full Librarian. Her role in the Libraries centers around change management, project management, raising the engagement levels of  staff and community stakeholders. Elaine has been at the University at Albany since 2001 in a variety of roles. Prior to her Strategist role, Elaine served as the  Coordinator of Scholarly Communications and Subject Librarian for Social Welfare, Gerontology, and the Dewey Library Reference collection. Elaine received the UAlbany President’ Award  and the SUNY-wide Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 2015. She was selected to be a  Special Libraries Association Fellow in 2018, a prestigious award for mid-career leaders. She is the creator and editor of a book called The New Metrics: Practical Assessment of Research Impact, published in 2019. She received her MLS. from the University at Albany and her BA in History from SUNY College at Oswego. She also holds a Master's-level Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science from Syracuse University.