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Rebecca L. Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries

Rebecca Mugridge

Dean of University Libraries

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

Rebecca Mugridge is Dean of University Libraries. Prior to her appointment as Dean of University Libraries, she was Director for Technical Services and Library Systems during which she oversaw 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.

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Mary Van Ullen, Director of Collections

Mary Van Ullen

Director of Collections

Office: University Library 328
Phone: (518) 442-3559
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Email: mvanullen@albany.edu

Mary Van Ullen is the 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.

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Deborah Bernnard, Director of Public Services

Deborah Bernnard

Director of Public Services

Office: University Library 327
Phone: (518) 442-3561
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Email: dbernnard@albany.edu

Deborah Bernnard is the Director of the Public Services Division which is made up of Access Services, Reference and Research Services, the Information Literacy Department and the Interactive Media Center. Previously, Deborah served as the Head of the Dewey Graduate Library. She has also been the Information Studies Subject Librarian and the User Education Librarian at the Dewey Graduate Library. Deborah has a B.A. from Fairfield University and a M.L.S. from the University at Albany.

Deborah is also an adjunct instructor in the College of Computing and Information's Department of Information Studies. She teaches Information Literacy Instruction: Theory and Technique as well as Collection Development.

Selected publications:

2014 “The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook” with Trudi Jacobson, Greg Bobish, Daryl Bullis, Jenna Hecker, Irina Holden, Allison Hosier and Tor Loney.

2007 “Information Literacy for Social Workers: University at Albany Libraries Prepare MSW Students for Research and Practice.” Communications in Information Literacy (CIL)1(2) Available at http://www.comminfolit.org/index.php/cil/issue/view/Fall2007 With Mary Jane Brustman

2004. Empowering Students II; Teaching Information Literacy Concepts with Hands-on and Minds-on Activities. Edited with C. A. Germain. Pittsburgh, PA: Library Instruction Publications

2001. “The Committee That Worked: Developing an Information Literacy Course by Group Process.” With Trudi E. Jacobson. Research Strategies 18 (2): 133-142 

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Janetta Waterhouse, Director of Technical Services and Library Systems

Janetta Waterhouse

Director of Technical Services and Library Systems

Office: University Library B34E
Phone: (518) 442-3631
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Email: jwaterhouse@albany.edu

Jan Waterhouse is the Director of the Technical Services and Library Systems Division, which is made up of the Acquisitions Services, Discovery Services, Metadata Services, and Library Systems departments. Prior to coming to the University at Albany, she served in director roles at West Virginia University and University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), as an implementation manager at OCLC, a technical analyst in an information consortium, and other library systems positions.

She received an undergraduate degree in computer science, with a minor in mathematics, and a graduate degree in library and information science from The University of Iowa. She is completing a second master’s degree in IT Management and Leadership from UIS, where she also completed a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and specializes in providing effective management and leadership at the intersection of technology, people, and projects.

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Cathy Dwyer, Director of Scholarly Communication and Head, Dewey Graduate Library

Catherine M. Dwyer

Director of Scholarly Communication and Head, Dewey Graduate Library

Office: Dewey Library 114
Phone: (518) 442-3699
Fax: (518) 442-3474

Catherine M. Dwyer is the Director of Scholarly Communication and the Head, Dewey Graduate Library. Previously, she served as the Head of the Reference Department and Government Information Librarian. Prior to coming to the University at Albany, she was the Government Documents Librarian at the Troy Public Library. She specializes in criminal justice, political science, public administration and policy, and law.

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Peter Recore-Migirditch, Director of Finance & Administration

Peter Recore-Migirditch

Director of Finance & Administration

Office: University Library B93
Phone: (518) 442-3563
Fax: (518) 442-3088
Email: prm@albany.edu

Peter Recore-Migirditch is the Director of 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 Director of 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.