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Release: Oregon State University names university librarian

News Release from Oregon State University
Distributed Friday, Dec. 3, 8:25 a.m.

Anne-Marie Deitering, who has served as interim university librarian and held a series of leadership roles at Oregon State University during the past 18 years, has been named the Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries for OSU.

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“I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve OSU as the first Delpha and Donald Campbell Dean of Libraries,” Deitering said. “I grew up in Oregon and I know firsthand that the work we do here makes this state — and the world we live in — a better place. I am excited to continue working with my amazing colleagues in the library and across all of our campuses to help OSU’s students, faculty and researchers succeed.”

Deitering began serving as interim university librarian on Jan. 1, 2021, following the departure of Faye Chadwell, who led the university library system since 2011 and left after accepting a position leading the libraries at Penn State University.

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Anne-Marie Deitering (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University)

Prior to becoming interim university librarian, Deitering served as Oregon State’s associate university librarian for learning services for four years. Since joining OSU Libraries in 2003, she has held several other positions, including leading the Library Teaching and Engagement Department from 2013 to 2016.

As university librarian, Deitering will oversee a staff of more than 100 people at the Valley Library, Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and the OSU Press.

“During her time at Oregon State, Anne-Marie has demonstrated that she is an effective manager, leader and advocate,” said Alix Gitelman, vice provost for academic affairs and senior vice provost. “She is well-positioned to lead Oregon State University Libraries and OSU Press successfully into the future.”

Moving forward, Deitering said she plans to continue work in several key areas including: building equitable and inclusive processes for employee recruitment and retention; creating flexible library spaces that support student engagement and success; promoting innovative uses of technology to expand the impact of library services; and continuing to ensure a transparent, equitable and anti-racist work environment.

While at OSU, Deitering hasheld the Franklin A. McEdward Professorship focusing on undergraduate learning initiatives. In her research and practice, she explores the intersections between curiosity, affect and information literacy, and is deeply interested in the connections between reflective practice and professional knowledge.

She has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in history from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in library science from Emporia State University.

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