Please join me in welcoming Cyril Oberlander as the new Dean for the Library. He will arrive on campus July 15. He has a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000). Cyril Oberlander most recently served as the Director of Milne Library at the State University of New York at Geneseo since 2011, and is the Principal Investigator of the Open SUNY Textbook Project, a multi-institutional, $120,000 grant and library funded open textbook publishing initiative.
Previously, he served as the Associate Director of Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo and as an internal consultant to the IDS Project, a 75 library cooperative in New York, since 2008. He has more than 25 years of academic library experience and over 10 years of experience as an independent library consultant. Cyril Oberlander is an experienced and innovative leader in libraries, committed to and passionate about creating a vibrant and positive role for libraries and higher education in the 21st century.