Faye Chadwell, who has led the Oregon State University Libraries on an interim basis since last fall, has been named the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian at OSU. She succeeds Karyle Butcher, who retired last year.
Chadwell brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in higher education librarianship. As part of her duties, she also will direct the OSU Press. Since coming to OSU in 2007, Chadwell has been an innovative leader for OSU Libraries.
Chadwell was OSU's associate university librarian for collections and content management for three years, then assumed interim directorship last October upon Butcher's retirement. In her position as associate director, she provided leadership to the University Archives, OSU's special collections, technical services, and the library at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center.
Prior to joining the OSU faculty, Chadwell worked at the University of Oregon Libraries for 12 years, and at the University of South Carolina for six years. She has played a leadership role on numerous national library association committees and task forces, as well as at Oregon State.
She has a master's degree in library science from the University of Illinois, and a bachelor's and master's degree in English from Appalachian State University in North Carolina.