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Faye Chadwell

Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian

Phone: (541) 737-7300
Fax: (541) 737-3453
Primary Duties:

Oversees staff of 43 faculty & 44 classified; manages the budget of the Libraries and Press; provides vision and leadership in strategic planning; fosters creativity & experimentation to deliver services and collections and support the creation and dissemination of scholarship; demonstrates commitment to diversity; shapes and guides OSULP's external relations

Brief CV


M.L.S. (library science), University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign, IL, August 1988                  

M.A. in English, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, May 1987; written and oral comprehensive examinations‑‑oral examination passed with distinction; Female Friendships in Three Novels by May Sarton, master's thesis

B.A. in English, minor in philosophy and religion, magna cum laude, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC,  May 1984                    

Research and Professional Interests:

Library leadership and administration, scholarly communication and academic publishing, library role in teaching and engagement in higher education, collection development and acquisitions, civility, diversity


Selected Publications:

With Shan C. Sutton. Open Textbooks at Oregon State University: A Case Study of New Opportunities for Academic Libraries and University Presses. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 2, no. 4, eP1174.

With Shan C. Sutton. The Future of Open Access and Library Publishing.” New Library World, 115, no. 5/6, (2014):    225-236. Article link:  10.1108/NLW-05-2014-0049.

Co-edited with Karen S. Fischer.  Shared Print Repositories:  Working Together on Library Collections.  NY: Routledge, 2014.

 With Donna Reed, Steve Hiller, Nancy Slight-Gibney. “Consortia Value:  The Orbis Cascade Alliance. Proceedings of the Library Assessment Conference : Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment: October 29-31,2012, Charlottesville, Virginia. Washington, D.C. : Association of Research Libraries.  Link:

What's Next for Collection Management and Managers?: Assessing the Value of Collection Services.  Collection Management, 37, 2 (April-June 2012):  58-64. 

Changing Leaders and Changing Leadership.  OLA (Oregon Library Association) Quarterly, 18, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 17-18.

What's Next for Collection Management and Managers?: Sustainability Dilemmas.  Collection Management, 37, 1 (January-March 2012):  3-8.  

With Jennifer Nutefall.  Preparing for the 21st Century: Academic Library Realignment.  New Library World, 113, no. 3-4 (2012): 162-173.

What's Next for Collection Management and Managers?  Games and Gaming in Academic Libraries.  Collection Management, 36, no. 4 (October-December 2011):  198-202.

Assessing the Value of Academic Library Consortia. Journal of Library Administration, Special Issue: Living the Future, 517/8, (October 2011): 645-661

With Jane Nichols.  The "Get It" Department: Oregon State University's Strategic Realignment of Collection Services.  Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference, 2010, pp. 272-285.

With Cara List.  What’s Next for Collection Management and Managers?  The Need for Change Management. Collection Management, 36, 2 (April-June 2011):  79-88. 

With Andrea Wirth.  Rights Well: An Authors' Rights Workshop for Librarians. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 10, no. 3, (July 2010), 337-354.

Frequent reviewer of fiction and works on feminist critiques of science for Library Journal since September 1991, approximately 170 to date. A complete listing of reviews is available upon request.

Selected Presentations:

Frontloading the Messiness: Radical Collaboration in a Distributed Environment. A panel with Orbis Cascade Alliance leaders (Susan Barnes-Whyte, Jane Carlin, John Helmer, Donna Reed) at ACRL 2015, Portland, OR, March 27, 2015 (refereed)

With Shan Sutton. Open textbook publishing at Oregon State University: A partnership among the Libraries, Press, and Extended Campus in support of OSU’s Open Access values and land grant mission at 11th Annual Open Education Conference, Arlington, VA, November 19, 2014 (invited)

Transforming the Library by Transforming Collections and Changing Roles of Librarians (Keynote Address), Great Lakes E-Summit, Oregon, OH, September 19-20 (invited)

The Library Publishing Landscape for E-Textbooks, NISO Two-Part Webinar: E-books for Education, Part 2: Open Textbook Initiatives, September 17, 2014 (invited)

Organizational Alignment Panel.  A panel featured at the Library Publishing Forum sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, Kansas City, KS, March 5, 2014. (invited)

Assessing the Value of Academic Library Consortia.  A talk for the ALCTS Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries, American Libraries Association Midwinter Conference, Seattle, WA, January 26, 2013.  (invited)

With Lisa German (Penn State). Write for it! Jump Start your Research Agenda and Join the Conversation.  A panel presentation sponsored by the ALCTS Acquisitions Section, Research and Statistics Committee for the American Libraries Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 2012.  (invited)

The CSE (Council on Science Editors) Interview Hour:  University Presses and University Libraries.  Council of Science Editors, Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 21, 2012. (invited)

Submitting for Publication, part 3 of the From Idea to Publication, part 3 of the From Idea to Publication Series, a webcast sponsored by the ACRL Research Program Committee of the American Library Association, April 3, 2012. (invited)


Professional Associations and Committees:


SPARC,  Nominating Committee (member 2013-)

American Library Association, Association for College and Research Libraries, ACRL Conference Colleagues Committee (member, 2011-)

Greater Western Library Association, Board of Directors (member at large, spring 2012-fall 2013; chair-elect, fall 2013-2014; chair, fall 2014-2015)

Orbis-Cascade Alliance, Board (chair-elect; June 2014-July 2015; chair, July 2015-); Human Resources Task Force (November 2014-); Executive Director Search Committee (August 2015-); Professional Development Awards Review Committee (member, October 2013-)

University Service:

OSU Faculty Senate Administrative Appointments Committee

Senior Vice Provost Search Committee

Instructional Technology Governance Council

OSU Engagement Academy, (team leader)

University Sesquicentennial Pre-Planning CommitteeSesquicentennial Planning (July 2013-June 2014)